We have good news and bad news today for all those Galaxy Note II fans. The impressive new flagship phablet Galaxy Note II has gone up for sale today — only it’s in the UK. Those folks here in the US still have a month or so of waiting before you can get it on your favorite 4G LTE carrier. Those in the UK get the first crack at the new 5.5-inch smartphone thanks to Three UK.
The quad-core powered smartphone is due to hit other carriers in the UK soon, but for now is available from Three UK exclusively priced from £69 ($111) with a new agreement or around £528 ($852) SIM-free and unlocked. It looks like the phone is also hitting major etailer sites too with Clove, Expansys and more all having it unlocked and for sale.
Those prices detailed and linked to above will get you quite the handset. We’ve got our hands-on it more than a few times and you can see those videos linked to below. You’ll be getting a 5.5-inch smartphone running Samsung’s 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8 megapixel camera, and of course Android 4.1 Jelly Bean all keeping things buttery smooth.
All those international versions come with HSPA+ support so they’ll also work stateside on AT&T and T-Mobile, but don’t expect the carriers optimal speeds with that. The Note II will be arriving later this month on 5 major US carriers, with 4G LTE on board so we’d suggest you wait if you’re rocking AT&T. Carriers should be announcing release dates here in the US soon so stay tuned.