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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Note S MWC-bound?

A new version of the biggest smartphone currently on the market, the Galaxy Note, is rumoured to be launched by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress event which will be held at the end of February.

The phone, which may be called the Galaxy Note S, is likely to be an updated version of the current Galaxy Note that was launched in the second half of 2011.

Dutch website MobileCowboys which came up with the apparent leak didn't provide many details regarding the configuration of the device, although we expect it to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

However, given that it is already a stunning piece of hardware (with a 5.3-inch HD ready capacitive touchscreen AND a stylus) that packs top of the range components, there's little room for improvement, unless Samsung decides to push the boundaries and use cutting-edge hardware like a 12-megapixel camera sensor or a quad-core processor.

A new Galaxy Note S should cause the price of the current Galaxy Note to fall; it currently retails at prices close to £500, a significant premium compared to other high-end phones like the Motorola Razr or even the HTC Sensation XL.

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