Verizon is expanding its lineup of smartphones, which is arguably the best among any US cell phone carrier. Starting from today, Verizon is adding the Samsung Galaxy Note II to its library. Verizon has the phablet for $299.99 with a new two-year agreement.

Verizon is selling the Note II for the same price as AT&T. T-Mobile, on the other hand, is selling the top-of-the-line Samsung device for $369.99, which seems a little high. Oddly enough, T-Mobile actually has the phone for $50 dollars cheaper than Verizon without a contract. Verizon has the phone listed a full-retail for $699.99 while T-Mobile’s unsubsidized price is $649.99.

While the Note II may be an expensive device, it packs the specs to go along with the high price tag. It comes with Samsung’s quad-core Exynos processor. It also comes with a bright and colorful Super AMOLED HD 1280 x 720 display. It also comes with Samsung’s digital pen for note taking and drawing.

While a plus-sized, 5.5-inch phone is not for everyone, it certainly has a large niche of users, and Verizon should see high demand for the device. In fact, Samsung has already announced that it has sold five million of the phones into the channel already. That impressive number is without one of the largest carriers in the US in Verizon. With Verizon on board, the numbers are only going to go up.

[via SlashGear]