Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 2 unveiling October 24th (as if it needed confirmation)


We received a save the date notice not too long ago, and all signs strongly pointed to the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 here in the US. As obvious as it was then (the original only had the pen in its image and made no mention of the phone itself), here’s a bit more added confirmation for you from the final invitation sent to us by Samsung. You can bet Phandroid will be heading to New York to take it all in so circle back here October 24th for hands-on and full coverage of all the goings-on.

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The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Can’t wait!

    1. Durrel Reavis

      1. bart scott said that…actually

  2. I was almost set on the Note 2, but if I got it I would have to make the decision between TouchWiz + Good Camera or AOSP + mediocre camera. I want a Nexus Note!

    1. Huh? Are you suggesting that AOSP ROMs have bad cameras? Or are you talking about the LG Nexus?

      1. because Samsung doesn’t release all of their source, the camera on exynos based phones running AOSP roms is gimped and buggy. Same with htc because they use external image chips.

    2. Touchwiz is good on the note. Tons of features has been added. It would be stupid to run aosp on note II. I just hope the camera on the note II is good enough.

      1. I agree. There are too many features that you’d be missing out on with ASOP. Maybe with an S3 but with the note your better off just running a launcher or some other option.

        1. Yeah, for once, I probably wont be flashing any custom ROMs. Though I may root it for OC and/or AdBlock.

    3. Google is in no hurry to support a stylus in AOSP it appears.

      1. Stylus support for wacom and active digitizers in general is built into the linux kernal itself. It has been since before Android even existed.

        We just need more devices with them and more apps that support stylus input with pressure sensitivity. IMHO all tablets should have active digitizers. I honestly dont know why they stopped using them to begin with.

        1. Digitzer does put a limiting factor on screen resolution.

          1. Why would it? Modern tablets just recently hit 1080p resolutions and active digitizer already exist for such.

            Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a 1080p tablet which im hoping will finally be an acceptable replacement for my aging TC1100 and LE1700 and it contains a capacitive/active digitizer combo.

        2. Because Steve Jobs convinced people that Stylus’ are old school. Shows how stupid he and everyone that believed that are.

  3. Just bought the S3, but I’m willing to pay full price for this bad boy!

    1. Same here. Soon as I find a release date for TMO, my S3 goes up on Ebay/Craigslist. Difference comes out of pocket.

  4. This is becoming like a Samsung Galaxy Note all-the-time website. Or maybe it is just because I have such a great device in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and am bitter about not having freaking Jelly Bean yet!!

    1. It’s because it’s, “THE NEXT BIG THING!” and everyone is oozing to get it

    2. This is probably going to be the phone of the year. Of course people are chomping at the bit for every piece of information they can get. Including me!

      1. Same here….

    3. As someone who is refreshing the various sites multiple times a day (hour?) for new information about this phone, I can assure you this site isn’t all-the-time Note II coverage. LOL

  5. Every provider on the 24th?

    1. Come on Verizon, don’t drag your feet on this one. Give us a release date in Nov. or sooner.

    2. Nov 15th…..it even says it in the picture

  6. Galaxy S3 is Ok. I have the Verizon version and when I open up bulk mail it always freezes I want that quad core on the note. I had the original note it never froze and the split screen email was so much better

    1. You must get a lot of malicious bulk mail then. My Vzw GS3 has never frozen. And sorry to rain on your parade, but if it’s freezing with a dual core, having a quad core won’t make much difference.

      I’d recommend you just stop registering on porn sites. You’re the type of person the iPhones were designed for :)

  7. Can’t wait!

  8. Didn’t it launch in Europe already. What’s with this “unveiling” ?

  9. I’m going to have to pay full retail but somehow, someway it will be mine, oh yes.

  10. I will be leaving Sprint since their network sux. I will be going back to Tmo. Finally leaving this stupid family plan. I will be getting this phone when it’s on sell for like $50. LoL!! Hopefully they have a winter sell like that.

    1. Yes, and I’ll be at the Boeing hanger to get my 747 for $50 too!

      1. lol

  11. That huge thing is finally here!

    1. That’s what she said

      1. LOLCATS^^…..I thought she said that huge thing is finally in me :)

        1. That’s what the GNII said when the stylus was inserted

          1. DEAD ^^

  12. Any word on when it’s available for purchase in the US? HOW

  13. Quite amusing because Samsung had just recently pushed ad’ing led billboards in LA pushing the sgs3 as “the next big thing is ALREADY here” now with this tagline for the sgn2 its a bit contradictive and pretty nuch implies the n2 needs to replace my sgs3 ok thatll likely happen..but i still feel a bit of a resentment for samsung doing this ti me!ur the best baby but right now this is becoming quite the co dependant relationship i mght consider divorcing u..htc might not be as financially stable as it used to be but the desperate one might just be more loyak and do the best to impress at tjis time. oh and i can live with 5 inches..i fantasize about the biggestbut 1080p is jow its going to werq it good!

    1. Honestly, I gave up about halfway through your post.

    2. wow WTF did you just say???

    3. He can live with 5 inches….fantasizes about the biggest butts….and appears to be going blind and crazy…..hrrmm

  14. 14 more days cant wait

  15. This is simple for me. If this phone comes out within the first week of November, I’ll sell my SIII back to Best Buy and get the Note II. If it doesn’t, I’ll stick with my SIII but honestly, you can’t go wrong either way. My qualm is the fact that this phone seems like it was announced forever ago. I feel like they hurt their sales by announcing something and waiting such a long time to release it. Yes, all the enthusiast will still buy the phone, but a lot of others simply got impatient or just forgot about it.

    1. I soooooooo wish that Android MFGs would be like Apple in this respect. Apple announces a new iPhone, its on sale within a week or two. An Android MFG announces a (good) Android device….if you’re gonna wait in a line…..you might as well mark off the rest of the year on your calendar.

  16. The Best Galaxy Note since Galaxy Note.

  17. Despite virtually all the tech review sites laughing and ridiculing the
    Note when if first came out, this is exactly what the future is. A 5-6″
    screen allows single-hand operation and adequate screen size for normal
    web browsing and solves the problem of a tablet needing to be stored in
    a backpack, briefcase or pocketbook when you are on the go. This can
    stay on the belt or in the pocket. I’ve been running a Galaxy Player
    (wifi only ) with the 5″ screen for a year and the size is awesome.
    Everyone that sees it thinks it is much more practical than the 3-4″
    screens . I’m looking forward to this and may start to think about
    actually getting a smart-PHONE on contract for the first time in my

    As an architect, I’m hoping to use some of that stylus functionality.
    Personally, holding this up as a phone does not seem over-the-top at
    all. I have portable phones at home and office that are 6-9″ long…big
    deal…no pun intended. ;-)

    6″ is about the distance from your ear to the edge of your mouth…does
    it seem very odd to use a device that size? Maybe a little less
    laughing this time around…especially with the sales figures from the
    Note and the SG3 in hand.

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