October 21st launch for the Samsung GALAXY Note II on AT&T?

October 21st launch for the Samsung GALAXY Note II on AT&T?
It has been an impressive year for Samsung. In the first 100 days that it was on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S III sold 20 million units. The OG Samsung GALAXY Notesold an impressive 10 million phablets in a year. And as we told you last week, the tech titan's top mobile executive boldly predicted that the Samsung GALAXY Note II  will sell twice the number of units as the original model, or 20 million.

A "respected source" for AT&T has told BGR that AT&T will launch the Samsung GALAXY Note II on October 21st, the same day that the carrier will  release the Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 920. But that is another story for another day. Right now, we are focusing on the device with the 5.5 inch screen. Similar to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can expect the Samsung GALAXY Note II to be picked up by each of the top four U.S. carriers and U.S. Cellular. It was a strategy that seemed to payoff for the smartphone, so why change things?

The Samsung GALAXY Note II will come to market with that 5.5 inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. That gives you a pixel density of  267ppi. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 processor with 2GB of RAM aboard. The device will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants. An 8MP camera on back offers LED flash and captures video in 1080p at 30fps. The 1.9MP front-facing camera takes self-portraits and allows you to video chat. The 3100mAh battery on board should bring enough power to the device and Android 4.1 is installed.

The Samsung GALAXY Note had practically no challengers in the segment. This time around, Verizon has its version of the 5 inch LG Optimus Vu called the LG Intuition. Perhaps more of a worry to Samsung is the alleged 5 incher coming to Big Red from HTC. We don't know much about it except that it will have a 1080p screen.  Will the Samsung GALAXY Note II be able to fend off the tougher competition? We should have a better idea when we get our first report on which tablets are moving during the holiday season.

source:  Phandroid

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2 Samsung TouchWiz UI

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