The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is getting its official coming out party tomorrow, and the Sprint version of the device is slated to land in stores the day after. We’re still waiting on official dates for Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular, but we’re glad to report that AT&T has finally let out some information regarding the launch of its version.
AT&T has announced it would be selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 starting November 9th, and it will cost you $300 to walk away with the 5.5 inch bundle of joy. It’s tough to swallow considering Sprint users will be able to enjoy the phone almost two weeks early, but it’s better to know the late release than to not know it at all.
Pre-sale opportunities will begin the same day Sprint’s version goes on sale, though, as users can put money down to claim a Galaxy Note 2 of their own starting October 25th.
AT&T’s offering won’t differ much from the other carriers or even the international version. As you know, all carriers are getting the quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos chipset, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel HD camera, a 2 megapixel front facing camera, NFC, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz, the beautiful 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, a monstrous 3,100mAh battery and the all-important S Pen.
AT&T’s 4G LTE radios will be the only difference compared to all the rest here so you don’t have to worry about getting a “gimped” experience. Unfortunately we’re still not sure which storage configuration AT&T will be offering, but the general feeling is 16GB which will be offset by the advent of the microSD card slot sitting inside.
Folks shouldn’t be surprised that it’s coming to the US late, and although AT&T will be late to the party compared to Sprint (and possibly T-Mobile) we’re sure those who really want the Galaxy Note 2 will have no problem waiting two more weeks than their Now Network counterparts. Will any of you be in line (physically or otherwise) for the Note 2 once it launches? Read on for full press details.
AT&T Announces Samsung Galaxy Note II Available Nov. 9, Pre-orders Begin Oct. 25
Dallas, Texas, October 23, 2012
Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.
Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S Pen™. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy Note™ at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S Beam™ lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.
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