MK Business News is reporting that the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note will make its debut in October, with the aim of going head to head with Apple's iPhone 5. While there's no confirmation that Apple will follow up last year's launch of the iPhone 4S by launching new hardware in October, Samsung is allegedly taking no chances, equipping the sequel to its rather successful phablet with a thin, unbreakable plane display (UBP). The display is reportedly a precursor to flexible display technology, and leaves room for a thinner design without sacrificing internal hardware: the new device will reportedly include a quad-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and offer improved battery life and a sturdier build than its predecessor. It also won't necessarily be called the Galaxy Note II.

Curiously, sources also told MK Business News that the display will also be larger than the current 5.3-inch model. We'll need to take these claims with a grain of salt, but a faster, sleeker successor to the Galaxy Note would make for an interesting fall.

Hyunhu Jang contributed to this report.