Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II arriving October 25 for $299.99
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 16, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE:S), the only national carrier with Truly UnlimitedSM 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile, today announced an availability date for Samsung Galaxy Note® II. Beginning Oct. 25, it can be purchased for $299.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (excludes taxes and surcharges) for either color option – Marble White or Titanium Gray.
Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile), the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States, Galaxy Note II will boast several firsts for Sprint – first to launch with Android™ 4.1.1, Jelly Bean; first smartphone display larger than 5 inches; and first device to launch with a quad-core processor.
With the latest HD Super AMOLED™ screen technology powering the device's 5.5-inch 720p display, images are bigger, clearer and brighter than ever. Performance and power are built-in on Galaxy Note II with Samsung's Exynos™ 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a long-lasting battery, blazing fast 4G /LTE network speeds, and international voice and data capable compatibility with GSM/UMTS/CDMA networks.
Galaxy Note II comes with a built-in S Pen™ that is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed for the perfect grip. Its advanced features also provide enhanced capabilities to capture ideas and inspirations instantly and to combine handwriting with any digital content directly on the screen. Galaxy Note II features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording. The camera's powerful features include Buddy Photo Share, Burst Shot and Best Photo, which were introduced on Galaxy S III in June.
With the diverse mix of mobile devices being used in the workplace, companies must be assured about the security of corporate data and applications available on the devices. Earlier this year, Sprint introduced a designation for select smartphones, including Galaxy Note II, that deliver enhanced security, device management and Exchange Active Sync capabilities to business customers, Sprint Professional Grade.
Following the same business-friendly path, Galaxy Note II is a SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise) device, providing the ability to securely sync corporate email, calendars, contacts and sensitive information. SAFE provides a comprehensive approach to making Android devices more secure and manageable for business users. With a thorough quality assurance process in place to test and confirm the Note II enterprise capabilities, SAFE systematically meets the rapidly evolving needs of IT and the growing number of businesses allowing employees to "bring your own device" (BYOD) to work.
Enjoy Data without Limits
Samsung Galaxy Note II customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint's Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon's comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges). With Sprint's Everything Data and other plans that include Truly Unlimited data, Sprint is continuing its history of data leadership by making it easy for its customers to use data in all the ways that are useful to them, such as news, email, music, TV and GPS navigation, without worrying about data overages on their monthly bill.
Sprint 4G LTE is available in 24 cities and is expected to be in more than 100 additional cities in coming months. Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and expects to have largely completed the nationwide build-out by the end of 2013. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint's 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
Sprint will host the 12th annual Open Solutions Conference Oct. 24-25 at the San Jose, Calif., Convention Center, offering developers, ecosystem partners and executive attendees an up-close view into the latest app developing tools and capabilities, keynote presentations from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and other industry leaders, breakout sessions, coding sessions, event sponsor exhibits, and business-critical networking opportunities. Registration is open at http://developer.sprint.com/OSC2012.
1. sckisor (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
C'mon Verizon, get with the program! How many customers have you already lost to Sprint and US Cellular for not even making an announcement, let alone release date and pricing.
I know, the last thing someone at Verizon is going to do, is read these comments, but its so frustrating!
11. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Um I work for Big Red and we are Getting the Note 2, im waiting on that same phone!!
16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2312; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
You needn't worry, Verizon will have the Galaxy Note 2 very soon. Remember, Verizon (98% of the time) usually releases a new handset on Thursday so, as to build momentum for the weekend shopping blitz. Therefore, mark at least October 25th and November 1st★ (can't stress enough the latter) on your Google Calendar. As long as nothing goes wrong with the launch (on Sammy's side); if so, no later than November 15th.
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!!
2. MarqBland (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
So $299.99 for 16gb? What about 32 and 64?
20. ZayZay (Posts: 561; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Ever heard of expandable memory aka memory card?
31. MarqBland (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
In ADDITION to the memory card. They are coming out with 3 versions of the phone but Sprint only announced pricing for one...hence the reason for this post.
22. mahony (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
Based on Sammy's pricing structure in the past, I see this happening.
On contract of course.
39. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Sounds like a reasonable price to me. I would not mind paying that much but I will be getting that 64GB version. On contract of course.
26. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)
i keep looking and looking i dont see where it say 16gb
3. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I hope that the AT&T variant would be $250!! That would be not only ideal ,but a way for AT&T to lure customers to get their version of one of the best phones of the year!!
24. mahony (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
Sprint generally has cheaper phone prices then any US carrier. I would not doubt it if it was $349 on ATT. I am getting use to paying more for a phone on ATT.
30. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I hope not because that would be a damper on having a great phone. Im a big guy (6'7" 240lbs) and i need a big phone
36. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Jeradiah, how come anytime there's a story about the GALAXY Note phones or phones with huge screens, you always have to remind Phone Arena that you're such a BIG GUY (6'7" 240lbs) and that you need a BIG phone. Seriously, the shtick is getting old. We get it. You're tall and weight a lot. You need a big phone. Get over yourself. -_-
38. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 880; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Agreed like I am 6' tall and weigh 240lbs with a size 48-50 jacket 36" waist myself with a size 12 ring finger. and has a hard time finding gloves, but I don't need a phone that big. However the Note II does appeal to me and if it had SVDO on Sprint I'd get one in a heart beat....rofl
42. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
This goes to Jyakotu...........shut the hell up!! if thats what i want to do ,then thats what I can do. Obviously you're a little stalker-ish for looking me up whenever I say something. You must be a small guy you can barely reach the cabinet without a ladder
but Im not here to bash someone who doesnt know me. I like the phone, cant wait to see the phone and if the price point is good, I'll upgrade to the phone
44. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Not really, but I wanted to shut that person up lol
40. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think the appeal should not be geared towards a need because a person is large themselves. Just more along the lines of productivity; at least in my case.
4. toiletcleaner (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
T-Mobile. hurry up and take my money. I cant hold it for to long. $250 and I will sign for a 16GB. give me a 32Gb for $275 and 64BG for $300. all my fam will be all over Note2
18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2325; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You can't be serious. The T-Mobile version will probably be the same price or $80 more expensive like it was for the GS3. Also, since the 64GB GS3 never came out, I highly doubt we'll see it for the Note 2.
19. archangel9 (Posts: 231; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
Just get the 16GB and get a 64gb micro SD card=80gb
25. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)
lol if tmobile gs3 cost more than everybody elses than why would u think the note would be any cheaper
7. infinitemethod (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
This phone can't possibly come with only 16GB out of the box. Where did you read that?
12. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
It's everywhere this phone comes in 16GB and 32GB just like the S3 Duh!
8. KickRocks (Posts: 117; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
I am really on the fence about staying a sprint customer. Crappy 3g speeds, no lte til probably summer of next year, I just don't know if its worth renewing. Contract is up on 10/21 so I gotta think it thru. At&t is tempting me
10. infinitemethod (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
I jumped ship to Verizon and couldn't be happier early in this year. They kept telling me that LTE would be there this summer. Ha! Switch now!
34. boss_king (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
thats to you verizon is not where its @ for everyone.
27. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)
sprint has been doing upgrades my 3g way faster than what it use to be but then agaian it depends on where you at heres more info https://network.sprint.com/
35. ZayZay (Posts: 561; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Yeah I know what you mean. My friend came over and a few months ago when I had Sprint I was running .20 mbps on Sprint and when he came over he was getting .50 mbps on Sprint. So much faster, that's over twice the speed!!!!!! It sucks that I am stuck on my LTE phone that is running consitantly 30 mbps....
37. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I'm only on Sprint by force, as I previously had AT&T and miss them and GSM phones dearly. Sprint may have unlimited data, but I honestly checked how much data I used recently and I have yet to reach 1GB of data, since I'm always using Wi-Fi due to Sprint's horrible 3G speeds and nonexistent 4G LTE in Charlotte, NC. Hopefully, Softbank can really speed up Sprint's Network Vision process because Sprint needs all the help it can get.
9. dicemoney (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)
If it starts at $300 for sprint then Verizon and T-Mobile might start at $350
14. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Not Likely it will be 299.99. Most of our high end phones start at 299.99
17. unknowntruthz (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 May 2012)
If it was to start at $350 before tax then it would maybe be near $400 after tax and fees. At that rate you'd do better just paying a couple hundred more and getting it of contract. In the long run pricing it over $299 would be a bad business move IMHO. Then again T-Mobile did pricing the S3 at $279 when everyone else had it for $199 so...
13. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
does anyone know which variants will be available for sprint upon release?
21. Exile_One (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
Tmo is getting it in the "next few weeks"
23. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
Titanium gray looks awesome..!!!
29. robcorn (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Samsung does not allow you to store and run apps from the sd card like HTC does therefor like the GsIII it makes sence to buy th 32 gb the sd card is only good for photos and videos not apps