Galaxy Note II coming to Sprint on October 25, $300 on contract

By on October 17, 2012, 9:30 AM

One of the biggest smartphone releases of the year (no pun intended) now has a solid release date for US residents. Sprint will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Note II on October 25 for $299.99 with a new line of service or an eligible upgrade and a two-year service agreement.

The mammoth handset will be available in Marble White or Titanium Gray, according to the nation’s third largest wireless carrier. The Note II will be the first quad-core smartphone that Sprint has offered and barring any further announcements from rival carriers, they will be the first of the four major providers to offer the phone in the US.

Sprint announced late last month that they would be holding a press event on October 24 to showcase the fact that “the next big thing is here.” Sprint will likely publically show off the Note II before making it available for purchase the following day.

As you might already know, US versions of the Galaxy Note II will be virtually identical to international models that are already on sale. This means Americans will enjoy the same 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor that those abroad have access to. It’s not uncommon for US versions of handsets to ship with slower dual-core chips but fortunately that isn’t the case this time around.

The company didn’t reveal any pre-order opportunities in today’s press release and according to a post in Sprint’s forum, they aren’t planning to do pre-orders for the device. If you want to guarantee a phone on launch day, it’d probably be best to check around with third party retailers like Best Buy or RadioShack for reservations.




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Guest said:

Just got off the phone with Sprint, and have no ETA on it's arrival for this Device. I would like to upgrade but I may have insufficient information, so if you or anyone can post a reliable link of a source I can pre-order would be greatly appreciative.

Sean Ross Sean Ross said:

Just got off the phone with Sprint, and have no ETA on it's arrival for this Device. I would like to upgrade but I may have insufficient information, so if you or anyone can post a reliable link of a source I can pre-order would be greatly appreciative.

If you read the article they said they are not taking preorders and do not plan to.

Sean Ross Sean Ross said:

I hope it's less when it comes to Verizon, $300 is a bit much for a phone.

Atham said:

My classmate has one of these I think (he got it early as his dad works for Samsung). That thing is huge, way bigger than the SII or SIII.

killeriii said:

Good, tired of my iphone. The last three versions (4,4s,5) have been pretty much the same.

I think this will be a good upgrade for me.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

I waited for this phone for 3 month to come to my provider. It did two days ago. I rushed to the shop, ready to buy it. but....

When I held it in my hand for the first time, I felt it being embarrassingly huge.

As I held S3 in one hand and Note 2 in the other I saw that Note 2 screen wasn't as good as S3.

Then I tried to use the pen, and after 5 minutes with it I realized I don't find it that useful after all.

At which point I walked out of the store with a stone in my heart, thinking - man, the dream was so close, just too good to be true. It's one hell of a gadget, no doubt, but personally to me it just felt wrong. I cannot call this being a phone at all.

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