The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and its S Pen stylus. (Photo : Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be hitting the United Kingdom even earlier than initial U.K. pre-orders indicated. Samsung just announced that the Galaxy Note 2 phablet will be available starting October 1 in the United Kingdom.
Samsung stores, U.K. carriers, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U, and other wireless retail stores will all offer the handset on October 1.
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This should be welcome news for those Samsung fans who were waiting in anticipation for their toy after Apple fans recently got their iPhone 5.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pre-order prices vary around $700-$900 for the unlocked, SIM-free handset.
The Galaxy Note 2 comes with a massive 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The phablet also features 4G LTE, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It will also be running the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, right out of the box.
But it's the S Pen stylus that will help set this handset apart from the rest. Along with Samsung's S Pen-specific apps, the Korean electronics company hopes that consumers will use it as a digital notepad.
The Galaxy Note 2 will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB models in Marble White and Titanium Gray.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will hit the states in mid-November on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular, according to Samsung. Carrier U.S. Cellular, however, has already started taking pre-orders online, pricing the Galaxy Note 2 16GB at $299.99, and stating a ship date of late-October.
The U.S. Galaxy Note 2 will have the same specs as the international version.