Galaxy Note II confirmed for mid-November on all major US carriers

By on September 19, 2012, 1:00 PM

Samsung has announced the gargantuan Galaxy Note II smartphone will be heading to all major wireless carriers in the US in time for the holidays. The company points out that individual pricing and retail availability will be announced by each carrier although the handset will be widely available by mid-November.

The original tablet / smartphone hybrid launched earlier this year in the states as an AT&T exclusive, much to the displeasure of many interested consumers locked into contracts with other carriers. This did little to curb overall interest, however, as Samsung recently announced sales for the handset surpassed the 10 million mark worldwide.

This time around, customers with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and US Cellular will all have the opportunity to pick up a Note II on their respective carriers.

US Cellular is now taking pre-orders for the 16GB Titanium Gray Galaxy Note II which they say will ship in late October. The phone will sell for $299.99 after instant rebate for those buying online during the pre-sale or $299.99 after $100 mail-in rebate when it arrives in stores. We’re still waiting to hear pricing and availability details from the four remaining carriers.

If you need a quick refresher, the Galaxy Note II ships with a massive 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and a 3,100mAh battery. A skinned version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest version of the OS, will be pre-installed on the handset.

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rvnwlfdroid said:

I feel the drool building up already.... :-|____O Yep there it is.....

Tygerstrike said:

Its a nice blend between the two. Smaller then a 7 inch tablet and bigger then a average smartphone. Ive held the Galaxy Note, its not as big as everyone complains about. Im a big guy so it fits my hand easily. I would guess that those ppl complaining are not as tall with smaller hands so it may be to big for them. Otherwise, I loved the pen, only drawback is dont lose that pen another one to replace it costs some bucks. Cant wait to see this years model.

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

If you have the Note 1 like me this is not worth an upgrade, its a minor speed bump with less resolution dumbed down to 720p. I'll skip it. Note 3 next year for me.

p51d007 said:

I'm kind of thinking of waiting on the G2 myself. When they pushed ICS to my G1, it really opened it up. It stays on, 24/7, and I might restart it once a month.

Unless the G2 is really that much better, or has features that I like, I might just hold off, but, if you've been on the fence about "it's too big"....once you browse the web, view photos or videos, you won't want to go back to one of those less than 4.5" screens again

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