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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 2 Pictured In The Wild – Is That A Branded Home Button? [Update: Nope]

Nah, it’s not — I think my eyes were just playing tricks on me. You wont be finding any Verizon-esque branded home buttons on this big fella. What we do get to see is a couple of blurry cam shots of the Titan Grey Samsung Galaxy Note pictured in the wild. Word on a recent FCC filing is that the device will come complete with future-proof’d T-Mobile LTE bands, and a much less horrid Pentile arrangement on its display. Both are completely welcomed specs to a device that’s sure to take the world by storm. Seeing as how I’ll be stuck with a T-Mobile for a few more months, I figure I’ll ride this thing out with the world’s biggest smartphone. Who knows, maybe I’ll stick around for another year.


Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

  • Pkmmte

    Chris, stawp it! You scared us with the branded home button!

    • Chris Chavez

      Trick or treat. O_o

      • nycplayboy78

        HUH??!! WHAT??!! Chris you have candy??!!


        • Pkmmte

          Noooooo, it’s mine!

          • Chris Chavez

            @nycplayboy78:disqus @Pkmmte:disqus

            Stop it you two. There’s plenty for everyone. Just step inside my van…

          • aeok18109

            And that right there folks is why i love phandroid. Chris is a boss. And the creepy old guy from southpark in disguise with great hair.

          • Elijah1013

            … South park???

            Or family guy???

  • Michael

    Wait, so you’re saying it will come with pentile?? O.O

    • nycplayboy78

      Is that a good thing or bad?

      • dsass600


    • James Bellerose

      Everything I’ve read about it says it will have a Super AMOLED HD Plus.

      • LawrenceMcatee

        Samsung galaxy s 2 skyrocket. juuuuust about the same amount of letters.

      • Don_SoLow

        from what I’ve read, It has a totally different Pixel arrangement than Pentile and regular RGB. But it’s supposed to be closer to (or better?) than RGB (which is Super Amoled Plus)

  • Beautiful_Techie_Woman

    That’s *REALLY* that important?

    If one of the buttons on a device does (or doesn’t) have a certain word printed on it???


    Who could POSSIBLY care?
    Who could POSSIBLY decide to buy (or avoid a device) based on that?

    What about the 200+ actual *IMPORTANT* features instead?

    • Layman76

      Because it’s fugly, why else?

      • HalfwayCrook

        lol, so true

  • kev2684

    I saw this on tmonews and was happy not to see any branding on the home button. then I saw this article. instant mini heart attack


    Leave T-MOBILE, w/their unlimited data?
    Network problems in your area Chris?

    • Chris Chavez

      Yeah, I live in Rancho Cucamonga. Basically the boonies. Lol

      • HalfwayCrook

        new merger might help?

        • Chris Chavez

          Nah, MetroPCS is balls. It’s only covers major cities like LA and San Diego =/

          • Justin Turner

            Chris, just curious, who’d you’d leave for? My contract is up soon, and depending on the phone options, may make the jump myself (waiting until the Nexus announcement)

  • Oliver Crangle

    Sounds fantastic, especially if it ships with TMO LTE bands.

  • REVS

    i will finally jump ship from htc after 4 years …this will be my next phone

    • Brian Knapp

      Me too, G1 to G2 to this.

      • HalfwayCrook

        me too, so sad

        • chuckles87

          T-Mobile should have keep the g line I loved the whole vanilla android with slide out keyboards and amazing specs

          • ari_free

            Yeah but I guess stylus is the way to go. One phone for the entire world means you get updates. Also, typing too much=carpal tunnel syndrome

          • DarrenR

            But that “pen” is amazing!

        • DarrenR

          If it makes you feel any better, Im sad to leave HTC too. Theyve been doing a lot of things lately that I dont like.

      • godrilla

        I had the g1 to g2 but tmobile had no more models for RMA so they gave a a choice of a new sensation @ ics 4.0 but it still lags ( without new contract).

  • REVS

    hspa42 and LTE ??!?!?! WOW cant lose

    • lynyrd65

      unless it has a branded home button……

      • REVS

        very true ! lol


    WHEW, got me…..

  • chuckles87

    Lte for T-Mobile one more reason for me to want this beast

  • mreveryphone

    Alright Chris your going to be in line with big bird if you keep pulling stuff like that! Lol