By Michael Oleaga / ( | First Posted: Oct 01, 2012 11:41 AM EDT

The Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (Photo : Samsung)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 has been released in the United Kingdom (UK) today, nearly two months following its debut at the IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

The asking price from Samsung's retail store in London's Westfield Stratford City mall is starts at £549.95 SIM free, according to The Inquirer. They note the price is £20 more compared to Apple's iPhone 5. The price, when converted to the US dollar, is $888.

However, elsewhere online, prices are slightly cheaper. Samsung has the Galaxy Note 2 on Amazon with a price tag of £529.99 (US$855) for the 16GB, also SIM-Free with free delivery in the UK.

Expansys also has the Galaxy Note 2 with the same Amazon price for the 16GB titanium gray device. The prices for the 32GB and 64GB devices on Expansys have not been announced but available for preorders.

According to CNET, a Galaxy Note 2 with a contract should cost approximately £30 (US$48) per month when signing a two-year contract, not including the upfront fees.

The device's carriers include Three UK, O2, and Vodafone.

For more on the carriers, click here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, an eight-megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash, 1080p video, a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera, a 1.6GHz Exynos quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal memory, Android Jelly Bean, battery capacity of 3100 mAh, and the S Pen Stylus.

For the full specs of the Galaxy Note 2 from its debut at IFA 2012 from August, click here.

Latinos Post has helped gathered early reviews on the Galaxy Note 2, click here, and for definitions of the features on the device, click here.

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