The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and its S Pen stylus. (Photo : Samsung)
Despite pulling the curtain back on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet, Samsung still hasn't given U.S. consumers some important details. The Korean electronics company has not released any official information regarding pricing, a specific release date, or carrier options.
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International consumers, however, can already pre-order the smartphone, and a look at release dates given point to a release date around October 15.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 press release reads, "Available in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options, the Samsung GALAXY Note II is set to launch in October starting in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets."
The only hint at a U.S. release date given by Samsung was that it will be available before the end of 2012.
It also looks like the Galaxy Note 2 will be available on more carriers than originally suspected. Leaked images and internet sleuthing has uncovered what could be Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 versions in addition to an AT&T model.
The Galaxy Note 2 will be Samsung's biggest handset launch after its recent Galaxy S3 smartphone came out a couple months ago. It will feature a 5.5-inch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as well as the S Pen stylus that is designed to hopefully turn the phablet into a "digital notepad."
With a uniquely large size that sits somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet, the original Galaxy Note phablet won over consumers with its intuitive interface. Expect its sequel to do well, and be a major product for Samsung in the "Everybody vs. Apple" handset wars that will ensue in the coming weeks and months.