Originally Posted by Kumabjorn
Would the screen enlargement enable them to put another icon in a row or a new row of icons?
I find that doubtful, and that would also mean less of an appeal to those who already have a Note I would assume. I don't see a huge improvement in terms of view-ability for video, eBooks or e-mail with a slightly larger screen. Seems more like chasing numbers then.
With a different launcher you could slightly resize the icons and squeeze an additional row of icons out of it. Anyway, I think optimizing the ratio of screen to bezel is definitely a good thing. Obviously not enough to get people to upgrade from the Note 1, but it might entice prospective new buyers to take the plunge.