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Samsung GALAXY Note getting closer to US debut?

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Samsung GALAXY Note getting closer to US debut?
Even though its gargantuan 5.3-inch display is probably not going to suite the tastes of the average Joe, we are sure that there are plenty of geeks across the U.S. waiting to get their hands on a Samsung GALAXY Note. Well, it will still take a few more months of tweaking until the device is ready to set foot on U.S. soil, but on the hardware side, the Samsung GALAXY Note may be pretty much finalized already.

The guys at Pocketnow have obtained a couple of spy shots showing the GALAXY Note in what could very well be a Samsung office. But a hardware change that becomes apparent could be an indication that the device in the photos is the U.S. variant of the Samsung GALAXY Note. If you take a closer look at the European version of the device, you will see that it has a set of three buttons underneath its display. However, the GALAXY Note in the spy shots has a set of four capacitive Android buttons instead. An identical hardware change was done to the U.S. versions of the Samsung GALAXY S II prior to their launch, meaning that the U.S. GALAXY Note model might follow suit.

It is not quite clear, however, which carrier is going to add the Samsung GALAXY Note to its lineup, and whether the new set of buttons will be the only hardware change the device will undergo before it is ready for its U.S. debut. Hopefully, all these details will become known the forthcoming months.

source: Pocketnow

The device in the photos may be the U.S. Samsung GALAXY Note model
The device in the photos may be the U.S. Samsung GALAXY Note model

The device in the photos may be the U.S. Samsung GALAXY Note model


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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 03:39 5

1. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


WANT. As long as it keeps the Exynos and comes to AT&T.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:05 3

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


If this is true, please make one for VZW!

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 08:47 3

3. Krescent (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


I'll throw in my two cents for Sprint while I can. This is the phone I've been waiting for!

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 09:01 3

4. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if they keep exynos on it and promise a quick ICS.. i might just break down and get it if it comes to tmobile.. size n all.. lol

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 09:24

5. hunted (Posts: 336; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


why sammy changes the beautiful designs

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 11:43 2

6. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1619; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Cant wait, love the 4 buttons, looks much cleaner

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 11:51

7. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


We knew this would happen! right when the nexus is so close something better comes along!
This is becoming a big game! They haven't even released the nexus yet!

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 11:55

8. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I thought I was upgrade eligible in December, but I'm not until April. Now I guess I don't mind waiting since it'll be a while yet before I could get this phone.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 12:27 2

9. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Now don't get your hopes up! You know what happenes when you do! The note probably won't be here until december 2020!!!!!

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 18:17

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Ship it with ICS and you can say Nexus what?!?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 21:54

11. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


sprint

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:59

12. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


No thats the lets change the note so we won't get sued by Aplle when we launch in US version no carrier bought ATT bought the no buttons ICS version for Feb

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 16:56

13. gotphone (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


SPRINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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