Reports surfaced a couple of weeks back that the South Korean conglomerate Samsung will release the successor to the existing Galaxy Note during the IFA 2012, a consumer electronics show held in Berlin, Germany, in late August. A new report hit the web Monday citing a source close to Samsung, who apparently confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 would indeed be unveiled in August, not on the previously rumored date, but on Aug.15.

BGR reported that Samsung will indeed introduce a follow-up to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II, during its press conference on Aug. 15. The device would be thinner than its predecessor; however, it would be taller with a 5.5-inch screen, slightly bigger than the 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen found in the original version.

Last week, Samsung reportedly sent a notice to the media saying that it would unveil a major new Galaxy device on Aug. 15. The notice, however, didn't include any further details. It didn't even state whether the new device would be a smartphone or tablet.

According to Redmond Pie, the Galaxy Note 2 is rumored to feature a screen of 720p resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels), which is actually slightly fewer than the 1,280 x 800 resolutions of the existing Galaxy Note.

Rumors also suggest that the next version of the Galaxy Note would be powered by a quad-core Exynos processor and would run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Galaxy Note 2 is also expected to get enhancements in terms of the camera. The device is likely to sport an improved camera with a bumped up resolution of 12 or 13 megapixels, up from the current 8.0 megapixels found on the existing model.