The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Titanium Gray and its S Pen stylus (Photo : Samsung)
In light of the recent iPhone 5 mania, Samsung has finally been revealing more and more details about the availability of the Galaxy Note 2 phablet. In the last week, Samsung mentioned that the same five carriers that offered the Galaxy S3 will be selling the Galaxy Note 2 to as well.
One of those carriers happens to be U.S. Cellular, which is already taking pre-orders as of now online. The phone is priced at $299.99 for the 16GB model after an instant savings that is exclusive to pre-orders. U.S. Cellular states that the Galaxy Note 2 will begin shipping at the end of October.
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The other four carriers that will be selling the Galaxy Note 2 are AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Samsung stated that it expects a mid-November launch timeframe. More likely than not, the release dates across carriers will be staggered, just like the Galaxy S3. Expect T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular (as evidenced by the early pre-orders) to try and get the Galaxy Note 2 out first since the other three carriers have the iPhone 5 to deal with.
The Galaxy Note 2 will build upon the success and niche of the original Galaxy Note. With a massive 5.55-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note 2 will launch with the latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean, pre-installed. It will also feature a lightning fast 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 4G LTE.
Other than its large screen size, the Galaxy Note 2's other defining feature is its S Pen stylus. Samsung is pushing the S Pen as a tool that will hopefully unleash creativity and allow for the Galaxy Note 2 to become a "digital notepad."
Stay tuned to LatinosPost as more carriers begin pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 2.