Galaxy Note II announced for all major US carriers with quad-core in tow

September 19, 2012
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Great news folks! We know many of you have been hoping that the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet would be available from your carrier, and today we have all the details. Just like the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II will be launching on all major US carriers. That means Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and the Now Network will all offer the 5.5-inch Jelly Bean powered smartphone.

This is pretty impressive. It looks like Samsung is getting to that point now where they can muscle carriers into accepting their awesome devices just how they come. The Galaxy S II was changed by each respective carrier -- something I wasn't a fan of -- and when the Galaxy S III launched they made sure they maintained control.

The Galaxy Note II will be coming to all major US carriers in the exact same form factor and same specs as the international version we announced last month during IFA 2012. What is even more exciting is Samsung's managed to keep their quad-core Exynos processor on board this time around too. That means Qualcomm's S4 (from the GSIII) has been dropped and Samsung has managed 4G LTE radios into their own quad-core processor.

So for the specs, you'll get the same 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, 2GB of DDR RAM, 16GB storage, 8 megapixel rear and 1.9 MP front cameras and a massive 3,100 mAh battery for all day usage. Carriers with 4G LTE options will have that included while they keep the quad-core processor, and T-Mobile will be running with their HSPA+ network speeds.

Just like the international version this awesome device will indeed ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and you'll have the latest and greatest from Google including Google Now voice search and that buttery smooth user interface. Samsung has announced the device will be available from ALL carriers by mid-November. This means we could see them launch before that on AT&T or Verizon, or whoever gets it released first. I'm banking on AT&T personally. Pricing and exact dates will be announced and released by their respective carriers. Stay tuned folks and check out our hands-on and additional coverage below.

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  • Shivam

    Whats the pricing on the Note II?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Each carrier will announce that soon. We have a feeling it’ll be $249 though with a new contract.

      • jimmy

        hi Cory..what does the contract mean,i can see that contract make price fall a lot,can u tell me why ? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Artie.Cristy.Santiago Cristy Artie Santiago

    Beter be with verizon this time i was so bummed about the note 1

    • john

      Did you not read the article? Its coming to all major US carriers!!!!

      • jimmy

        does the note2 reach to SG market ? :D

  • RobM

    Easter egg inspired color schemes!

  • http://twitter.com/GizmoTakeOut GizmoTakeOut.com

    We will have it on arrival for 20$ or so.