Big News: Report says 5.5 inch Samsung GALAXY Note II coming to Verizon

Big News: Report says 5.5 inch Samsung GALAXY Note II coming to Verizon
When Verizon decided to skip on the Samsung GALAXY Note, the carrier must have quickly realized that it had made a mistake. After all, the phablet with the 5.3 inch screen had sold in excess of 10 million units by the time it was approaching EOL. It seemed that Verizon didn't want to make the same mistake twice and is about to release the 5 inch LG Intuition. With a 4:3 aspect ratio, the screen on the device is a bit more square than others. Still, it is a phablet and now Verizon is about to have one in its lineup.

But the story doesn't end there. Speculation is that a 5 inch HTC branded phablet with a 1080p display is coming to Big Red. The model has just received its Bluetooth certification and is expected to be powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. We're sure Verizon customers are looking forward to that phablet although it has yet to be officially announced. But even that is NOT the end of the story.

A leaked screenshot shows a device with the model number SCH-i605 that sources tell Brief Mobile is none other than the Samsung GALAXY Note II for Verizon. Missing out on the original generation of the Samsung GALAXY Note has obviously triggered something in the nation's largest carrier which has now apparently snatched up three phablets to offer its customers. As with the HTC 5 incher, neither the carrier or the manufacturer has acknowledged that this is the real deal. A picture allegedly taken with the camera on the Verizon variant of the Samsung GALAXY Note II had been posted on Flickr, but later removed.

There is some more leaked information about a purported Verizon version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II. For example, how does a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor grab you? Would it grab you even more if we told you that there will be 4G LTE connectivity on the device? Yes folks, oil and vinegar do mix. The source says the phablet resembles the international version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II with Verizon branding all over, even on the home button. And it would appear that U.S. Cellular will also be offering the Samsung GALAXY Note II making customers of that operator happy as well.

Samsung says it will deliver the device by the end of the year.

source: BriefMobile via AndroidAuthority`

Related phones

GALAXY Note II Verizon
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(22h talk time)



1. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Release it already! lol

38. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok this is looking so GREAT for me. I am DEFINITELY looking at a phablet this year. To me it's between this mystery HTC phablet with the 1080p HD screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the LG Optimus G & the new Google Nexus'. This year where it's at is Verizon. The BEST 4G LTE coverage with the worlds hottest & best phones. Looks like Christmas is coming early to Verizon & I can't wait to get my hands on all these devices to see what is truly the BEST phone of 2012.

40. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Verizon had to get the Note II if it wanted to reamin the best wireless company. Im with AT&T and I cant wait for the Note II to be released. I said months ago that Verizon had to get the Note, but the Note II would make it more noticeable. Im not biased when it comes to "who gets what phone" or "who has the best coverage" because its about preference

41. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I agree with you about preference, BUT overall it's very well understood that Verizon hands down has the best 3G & 4G LTE coverage in America. I have been with Sprint, AT&T, & Verizon has the best coverage hands down in BOTH my travels in the U.S. & where I live. Also Verizon has the most 4G LTE coverage, more than all other carriers in the U.S. combined. +1

42. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Every carrier has an advantage and disadvantage over the other so it depends on how much crap you're going to deal with lol!!!

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

There is no more truthful comment than that. lol +1 AGAIN!!!

2. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Yes!!! Best news all year!!! Android and Note for life!!!

3. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus getting Jelly Bean would be better news.

6. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Verizon collapsing would top all of that news.

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

As a Verizon Nexus owner you should already have Jelly Bean. If you have enough energy to complain then you have enough energy to do it yourself. Ultimately it's Verizon fault that official Jelly Bean is not released yet. Don't blame it on Google or Samsung.

36. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I am blaming it on Verizon, I shouldn't HAVE to root, my carrier should be rolling out updates in a timely fashion. That is my point, I should NOT HAVE to root, I know how to do it, but I should NOT HAVE to do it.

19. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Put your Nexus to use how a Nexus device is supposed to be use. Root it. Then you will be able to get Jelly Bean for it.

37. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

But the point is, I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO ROOT. My carrier should update the device in a timely manner. The fact that I should not have to root seems to go over everyone's head.

43. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so what's your point? if you want JB, get JB. do you think there's not GSM Nexus owners that are rocking AOKP, MIUI or CM10 ROM's out there?

29. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

lol I have a Verizon Galaxy nexus now...but its one of the ones that keep loosing signal....ill have it replaced soon. but not sure if jelly bean will ever come to it! or maybe im just tired of waiting so long...

44. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i'm thinking my mom's will have to be replaced too.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Best news of the decade! Besides the New iPhone having a larger screen, of course. I just Kareemed in my drawers.

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like having to decide between the Note II and HTC's competitor. Both of them on VZW! Decisions, decisions.

4. MeoCao unregistered

This is what we should expect from SS after GS3: any flagship device will be available from all major carriers unchanged.

5. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Good for them as people in States can have this device from Tech Giant ----> Samsung.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

but of course. i would expect the western launch of the Note II to mirror that of the SIII's. Samsung bringing it with 2GB of RAM and their Exynos 4412 along with LTE/HSPA+ connectivity is nothing short of a great move. my Dad will probably go from his MAXX to this but the court is still out for me since i really don't want a Phablet. so far it's looking like it's between the Razr HD duo for me unless a Motorola Nexus reels it's head in which case i'll be getting that.

23. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Hey King, so here's the deal: No excuses, I said a while back that if something like this comes to fruition, I would owe you a public apology. So just to let you know, and I don't know how many people keep up with what you have to say, but if Verizon does officially get the Note 2, then I owe you an apology. If Verizon gets that mystery HTC device, then I owe you an apology. The LG INtuition doesn't count because lets be honest, it's not in the same league as the other 2. I'm a man of my word. I still think that your attitude is rather cocky in more ways than one but that is irrelevant when it comes to this subject matter.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that was rather gracious of you Wildmanfan and i would accept your apologies. yeah, nobody cares about the Intuition, it's the Phablet adopted stepchild. well if you can find it in yourself to make a public apology then i'm sure i can find it in myself to keep my attitude in check. c:

35. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Not sure what happened between the 2 of you (bromance gone bad, perhaps :) ), but I'm guessing this is a case of hating on a man for just for being good at his trade. Kurog sure seems to know what he's talking about. We all have our own opinions as to what we like, so disagreements are going to happen. But Kurog has his facts straight. AND, the man will help a brother out when asked. He's shared his advice when I asked for it. We're all a family of phone dorks here. Let's embrace that fact and be civil and respectful with each other. As Jesus would say, "Don't hate. Congratulate."

46. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

King, I promised you an apology and I will deliver for sure. I wouldn't break that for you. But when I really think about it, it doesn't make sense because here you have the Intuition, the Note 2, and the HTC 5" phablet. There's just too much competition. The reason why I think the Note 1 did so well is that AT&T didn't really give it's subscribers a choice. Whereas, Verizon is going to give their subscribers many choices. But you do have to give AT&T a certain amount of credit for having the gall or brass to introduce something innovative like that. Now I'm torn. My Samsung Fascinate on VZW is on it's last legs. I need a phone now. I was thinking about getting the Note 1 on AT&T off ebay, not signing a contract, and then getting the Note 2 when it comes out. OR, getting a VZW phone from ebay to hold me off till the end of the year, and then getting one of the phablets. I don't know.

47. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

For the record, your attitude is alright. No worries man.

9. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Another device to be banned by Apple.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Is that the best post u could come up with.

12. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

its the truth.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this phone has 0 chance of being banned by Apple. comparing the Note to the iPhone would be like comparing a Stove to a Microwave.

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