Samsung set to announce Galaxy Note before Apple iPhone 5

Samsung is set to release the next iteration of its Galaxy Note at the end of the month, prior to the date that Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5.

Samsung is set to reveal the sequel to the Galaxy Note on 29 August, ahead of the iPhone 5's rumoured release date.

A Samsung spokesperson told Reuters that it plans to announce the next Galaxy Note at the company's Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on 29 August. ZDNet Australia contacted Samsung for comment, but hadn't received a response at the time of writing.

The release date is just prior to the date that Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5, on 12 September.

The new Galaxy Note is rumoured to be even larger and faster than its predecessor, with a 5.5-inch display as opposed to the original Note's 5.3-inch display, a faster 1.7GHz CPU, more memory and 4G/long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity. It is also expected to launch with Android Jelly Bean out of the box.

Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note at the keynote of consumer electronics fair IFA in Berlin last year. This year, IFA will fall on 31 August.