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The iPhone 5 helped make September a marked month, but the coming month of October has some nifty gadgets on its way as well. Samsung is slated to introduce the new Galaxy Note 2 across international markets, and will even hold a special event on October 24 in New York to bring it to the United States.
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The Galaxy Note 2 is already available on South Korea, and will be hitting the United Kingdom on October 1. The handset will then roll out across international markets and finally arrive in the United States by mid-November, according to a previous statement by Samsung.
In the United States, the Galaxy Note 2 will be offered by the same five carriers that launched the Galaxy S3: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Carrier U.S. Cellular has already begun taking online pre-orders for the handset, and has priced the handset at $299.99 for the 16GB model. The Galaxy Note 2 will also be available in 32GB and 64GB models.
The 4G LTE phablet will be one of the most powerful handsets to hit the U.S. markets. Sporting a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, the Galaxy Note 2 will be running the newest version of Android, Jelly Bean. It will also come with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy Note 2's biggest feature is its 5.55-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The larger size may make it awkward for some, but when the S Pen digital pen is taken into consideration, it offers an ample amount of space to get creative with. The S Pen stylus has a number of specific apps designed for it, and is Samsung's biggest push on the device.
Given the specs so far, the Galaxy Note 2 looks like one impressive handset and it should offer a compelling (albeit, larger) alternative for those looking to pick up a smartphone after the recent iPhone 5 mania.