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 Note sold 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" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

love it. but dont have extra penny i just bought an s3 3months ago

2. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It sucks for those who bought the Note in the beginning of the year and with a two year contract.

24. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Tell me about it! I'm thinking about abusing my best buy black tie protection plan and breaking my phone 3 times so that I can get the note 2.

46. phonerobbie

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

is the best buy black tie protection plan worth paying for? i am thinking of getting it when i buy the note 2. its 170 for two years if you commit, rather than 10 dollars a month. would you really get the new version of the note from the insurance plan?

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

since when is AT&T launching the lumia 920 on october

5. papss unregistered

That's where my attention went...

7. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

oh, i see BGR reported that earlier, sorry my mistake

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

The GNote2 is just a big disappointment to me, going NARROWSCREEN with 16:9 over 16:10 as well as not even increasing the screen resolution is just... well, a big disappointment... Sure its quad core and 2GB, but considering my GNote flys on JB already, the only possible reason I could think of to upgrade is the updated Samsung SPen apps/functionality... so, not going to happen for just some fancy apps (though I will admit, they are pretty damn fancy). I'm strapped for cash at the moment, but I wanted the TF700 (Asus Transformer Infinity) for its BEAUTIFUL (and I have hands on thanks to a local best-buy) screen and resolution of 1920x1200, then I heard about the GNote 10.1... lo and behold disappointed again with its lack-luster 1280x800 -justlikeeverybodyelse- screen resolution... not even the SPen and exciting apps would make me nab the GNote 10.1 over the TF700... These are all my thoughts of course, feel free to disagree, but know that I have converted quite a few of the people I have worked with over the years to 16:10 monitors vs 16:9 when we put my 24" 1920x1200 next to their 24" 1920x1080 and they realize while its only 20 pixels, its a good 2"~ of vertical viewing area. Not to mention if you visit websites these days... heres a hint, THEY GO UP AND DOWN NOT LEFT TO RIGHT, even on PA I have a good 3" of black striping because websites no longer fill the entire page but squash everything into the center... Stupid media industry...

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Narrower but taller, and slight bigger, what do you need more? Less screen resolution but cripper with RGB matrix, what do you need more? TF700 is the worst Android flagship tablet ever (or maybe it's still better than his brother TF201), believe me. Asus always shows the external things that making you fancy (FHD IPS+ screen, quick update, aluminum, quad-core,...) but in fact it's CRAP. Cheap Wifi modem (sh*t AZURE in stead of Broadcom), cheap NAND (copying slow as hell), cheap build quality (it's true, aluminum is nothing, 7/10 TF700 tablets have that problem), cheap warranty support and cheap firmware support (you cannot regconize the change after updated, still buggy). The only thing I love is the keyboard dock. Tf101 is good enough, but after using tf201 and tf700, I never buy any ASUS tablet anymore.

11. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

I dont want taller, I bought a WIDESCREEN device for a reason (the OG Note)!, IE because its WIDE... Reading/Editing a document/book on my old HD2 (and now my GNote) is SOOO much nicer then doing it on my Evo3D, even with a higher resolution its so NARROW when reading in portrait mode, and seeing as Im used to books, this is how I read/work! Its all a moot argument for the average user however, or if the screen isnt the selling point to you. As for the TF700, In my brief testing at the local BestBuy: The WiFi blew away the transfer speed on my TF101 (seeing as you mention it and its what I own) I didnt get to test copying, but I would guess if your talking about PC to Tablet thats probably not NAND and more of whats used to transfer (MTP vs other protocols), but Ill give you that one since I didnt get to test that. The build quality on my TF101 is crap as well... side by side I liked the TF700 much more. I have had WONDERFUL support from ASUS with my TF101, fixed my speaker issue, fixed my dock issue, fixed my screen issue, during the fixing of the screen issue they messed up the bezel and backing, and they fixed those issues as well... As far as Firmware support, I never stick to 100% stock anyway, I haven't encounterd a device yet that I was satisfied with the "stock" firmware. When it comes to it, my only disappointment with ASUS at all over the Transformer series is the decision to go with a Mono speaker setup... thats it! Its the ONLY thing I would change on the new TF series. Seriously, who stands behind their devices when watching movies or listening to music?

22. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

3mm narrower? What's the point of 3mm? In my opinion the screen is almost identical during using, but for my 16:9 looks nicer. As I said, tf101 is a good tablet at this time. I had it and i was satisfied. However ICS firmware is pain in the @ss with RR and SoD. It's still a problem even with guevor kernels. 720p video playback is very very bad. I agree with you about mono speaker. All of us need stereo speaker.

25. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Seeing as all I have seen is pictures, it looks more then 3mm, but I still hate the media industry for sheeping everyone into the narrowscreen 16:9 orgy... Yeah, running ARHD ICS with Guevor v23, havent had a single RR or SoD (not related to my OCing from 1Ghz to 1.7Ghz that is) in the last 2 months since I settled back on ARHD, 720p playback works like a charm! Yeah... Someone needs to be slapped for the Mono speaker... even more so since it faces the rear instead of the front or side... you know, where you could hear it properly! I feel sorry for anyone standing in front of you :/

32. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

Well, widescreen usually refers to the narrower screen since it's meant to be viewed horizontal not vertical As for your comment about 16:9 vs 16:10, i agree with you there. I prefer the 16:10 aspect ratio over 16:9 but i guess it will be better for content compatibility in the future since most devices are set for 16:9 aspect ratio

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

THE IPHONE 5 IS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Some people may want a 5" phone so they won't need to buy a tablet or at least have a BIG A$$ SCREEN

47. phonerobbie

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

i have always like apple products and was going to get the iphone 5 but the screen size and lack of impressive features has driven me to get the Galaxy Note 2. with its incredible speed, removable battery and micro sd card slot, huge screen and s pen, i dont have a justifiable reason to get the iphone 5 over the note 2. i just hope it doesnt suffer from any lag. that would be a deal breaker.

38. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

gotta love the HTC Phablet coming is supposed to have a 1080p resolution, despite my dislike for the aspect ratio, I still stand correct on the disappointment in screen resolution increase

8. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Selling my 6 month old note 1 and one kidney for note 2, any takers?

18. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You seriously want to sell your note? Let me know what you want for it.

41. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I knew you'd be on here Wildmanfan lol. Im waiting for the Note II and call it a day

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

gnote 2 going to all 4 carriers this time around. But I wonder if at the sametime or spread out in the same week or completely different months?

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Do you have a citation for the release across all 4 carriers? Not challenging, just curious. I haven't seen anything about a release across all 4 carriers, so your post caught my attention.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I do believe Samsung said directly during the presentation that it was going to all major carriers. And so far they still say its exynos. I gots my eye on it. Might have to pocket test one to see if I can stand the size.

33. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If the Note II doesn't pass the pocket fit test, there is always a fanny pack. Or, get larger pockets added to your pants. :-)

39. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I cant wait to own one!! and looks like the note 2 is leaking on all the carriers but only AT&T has a date which is okay with me since I am with AT&T lol

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Another good reason TO ALWAYS WAIT for the good phones to come out. Now I have to decide the NOTE II or the XPERIA T

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Get both of them, 2 high-end Droid sets.

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Will be selling the note and buying this Note2. cant wait. And why 267ppi weirdos.

14. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Oh yah cant wait....

15. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wish I had an upgrade available. If people were intelligent enough they would buy the better phone and not the faddish, slick marketing, coolsville Iphone.

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