AT&T has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the next big thing to come out of the South Korean electronics maker, will be available on blue carrier shelves starting November 9. Online pre-orders begin October 25, around the same time that the phone will be released on Sprint.
It’s no secret that all five major U.S. carriers will sell the second-generation Samsung phablet, but they seem to have their very own launch strategies. Thus far, Sprint and AT&T are the only carriers to throw out specific dates, while T-Mobile has merely said the phone will launch this “fall.”
(Though, recent reports seem to confirm a T-Mobile launch as soon as tomorrow.)
As far as pricing goes, there are no surprises here. Just like Sprint’s Galaxy Note II (and presumably every other on-contract version), AT&T will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Note II for $299.99 with a two-year agreement.
In the specs department, nothing has been updated from what we heard at the phone’s announcement at IFA in Berlin. We’re still looking at a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos proc, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel shooter, and last but not least, a brand new S-Pen stylus thingy.
The display weighs in just a tad larger than its predecessors’, at 5.5 inches of Super AMOLED awesomeness. And of course, this phone will be readily equipped with a 4G LTE radio to take advantage of AT&T’s new LTE network.
According to the release, AT&T is the only carrier dropping the price of the original Galaxy Note from $299 with-contract to $199.