Official: Samsung Galaxy Note launches on AT&T February 19th

January 30, 2012
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For those of you who salivated when AT&T announced that Samsung's gigantic Galaxy Note smartphone would make its way to America, your wait is nearly over. The wireless carrier announced today that it would launch the much-anticipated device on Sunday, February 19th. As expected, the phone will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract or extension - there's no word on how much the phone will cost without a commitment. Eager customers can pre-order the Galaxy Note starting on February 5th and get it delivered two days early. The Galaxy Note LTE will come in Carbon Blue and Ceramic White color options.

The Galaxy Note has created quite a following since the original model was announced way back in October, at the IFA show in Berlin. The phone's outstanding feature is a 5.3-inch 1280x800 Super AMOLED display, easily the largest and most high-resolution screen for any phone being sold today. In addition, it packs a Wacom digitizer and old-school stylus ("S-Pen") for pen-based drawing and input. Samsung has several customized applications to take advantage of the stylus, as well as the S-Pen SDK for developers who want their apps to integrate with the feature as well. If the Galaxy Note is well-received, the S-Pen may make its way to other future devices.

The rest of the Galaxy Note is no slough: underneath that huge screen is a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space and an 8MP camera. To power all that you get an admirably large 2500mAh battery. The Note runs Samsung's TouchWiz version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works. The major difference between AT&T's version of the Note and those already released overseas is the new radio, which will take advantage of the carrier's LTE data network. Rumors of other US Galaxy Note variants, particularly the "Galaxy Journal" on Verizon, have yet to be confirmed.

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  • Lipstick

    Finally the wait is over!

  • Fredoak3

    Gingerbread, reallly WTF…pass until I see ICS…I was already burned once by Samsung

  • Mo Rizvi92

    Its actually going to have a 1.5 ghz processor for the U.S. version

  • Anonymous

    Why Samsung keeps launching the new models with outdated software? Come on Samsung, put ICS in the Note.

  • Fotonux

    It’s unbelievable that the Galaxy Note will come with Snapdragon processor and not with Exynon. They said because Exynon doesn’t support LTE protocol. But that’s mean the applications will work slowly. I’m really disappointed….and I don’t know what to do. I was expecting this device all this time. I will wait until the device will appear in the stores and try for myself it. And I hope AT&T will not cheating us and put for demonstration phone with Exynon processor..:)…That will be funny.