The Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (Photo : Samsung)
Samsung's latest high-profile offering, the Galaxy Note 2 has begun rolling out across international markets. Consumers in the United States will have to wait a bit longer, but they will be pleased that most of them will be able to pick up the Galaxy Note 2, unlike the iPhone 5.
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Samsung revealed that the same five carriers that helped launch the Galaxy S3 smartphone will be offering the Galaxy Note 2 in mid-November. That's two more carriers than the iPhone 5, which is only available on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
The Galaxy Note 2 will be available to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular customers. As of now, U.S. Cellular is the only carrier to be taking pre-orders. (*Correction*) Both AT&T and Sprint have released official statements that the handset will be available to their customers before the end of 2012.
A little sleuthing by EnGadget revealed FCC filings for the AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile models.
U.S. Cellular is offering the 16GB model for $299.99. Expect other carriers to follow a similar pricing model.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will come with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a powerful 1.6GHz quad-core processor running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean under the hood. The 4G LTE smartphone will be one of the most technically advanced to hit the United States.
The Galaxy Note 2 also comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, and the S Pen stylus.
Samsung is holding a U.S. launch event on October 24 in New York City that should help build some hype, but don't expect it to be available in the United States for a little while after. U.S. Cellular is still listing the shipping date for their Galaxy Note 2 pre-orders as the "end of October."