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Questions about the Sprint Galaxy Note II answered in an enigmatic fashion, quad-core with LTE confirmed

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Questions about the Sprint Galaxy Note II answered in an enigmatic fashion, quad-core with LTE confirmed
One leaky insider, who often discloses what Sprint has in store in forum posts, and has a proven track record with several devices already, has made a thread about the upcoming Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II handset. 

We already saw a Sprint device profile that matches the Note II specs closely, but the insider actually asked readers to send him questions about the device that he doesn't want to state explicitly he has handled, yet is chock full of information about. The intro is literally: "Well..I have "bad" news. The guy didn't show. Very 'unfortunate'... ;) Had he shown up, he would have told me a bunch of stuff I "could not" share...and he would have let me hold a device 'I couldn't tell you about' ;);)"

Here's the full scoop of what he could reveal about the upcoming Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II monster:

Does this mean Sprint is getting it?
Had the even happened...it might of been a Sprint device that matched model numbers that popped up online today 

anticipated release date and lte radio with quad or dual-core?
I wish I knew that I could tell you 100% quad core with a release sometime in Q1

what price it will be available for on contract?
Honestly, most people don't know this until right before release. I bet we get an official announcement any day now

quad core and LTE are a go? Or, are they still going to have to swap out to dual core?
Well, had the guy shown up, there wouldn't have been LTE to test it on in the area or anywhere nearby. I bet I could have confirmed it having quad and LTE though

If possible could you get them to tell you more precisely the NA release date?
I would be lucky if I could even get q4 out of anyone. 

Note line of Samsung phones: is it a flagship?
already expressed my opinion on this

how it feels holding or using the phone in comparison to the original?
I would be willing to bet..that slimmer design and slightly less thick device pictured would feel awesome in hand..you know,,,if I had held one

Do you think the Note 2 will get the same level of advertisement like the SIII did?
personally speaking..no doubt 

On the Galaxy S3, the speaker grille is right next to the camera on top of the phone. The Note 2 has it on the bottom, like the Infuse and the Galaxy S2. Which position do you think is better: up top or down at the bottom?
You know, every image on the web has the speaker in the lower location. Had I had it in hand I could confirm this

if the camera on it has zero shutter lag?
Again..if I had one in hand...I could have confirmed it had NO shutter lag, and every feature of the s3+ cool note/spen features too

1) In the States are we getting the Exynos Quad 4, the MSM9860(dual core S4 w/Adreno 225), the MSM8960T(dual core S4 w/Adreno 320) or the APQ8064(quad core S4 w/Adreno 320)?
I really wish I had the opportunity to check. Could you imagine if it had an exynos4 processor at 1.6Ghz? I don't know much about checking on the GPU...but what if it had something along the lines of the Mali-400 GPU wouldn't that be swell? Combined with 2gb of ram..I bet it would fly...and android 4.1.1 ..that would have been too much to handle

2) What is the release date for the States and what carriers are getting it?
If I had talked to him, I wonder if he could have confirmed q4..which is oct nov dec for those not into the lingo.

3) Based on what you see when you get it, how much of an improvement is the new non-pentile screen versus the GSIII and the Nexus? How does it compare to the SLCD2 screens on the flagship HTC phones?
Man...I wish I had had the chance to compare. I like the pentile screen on the GS3...and SLCD2 are nice. If the chance were there I bet the screen would have been comparable to the Skyrocket and orig note, 

4) If Verizon gets it are they going to lock the bootloader down like the GSIII?
I probably would not have got an answer to this

Will it support USB audio? Meaning can I have it plugged into an external DAC out of the micro-usb port and get the audio out from the external DAC? 
I wouldn't have had a way to test this

Will they offer the 64gb Note 2? AND how soon will all of these accessories be available?
Galaxy Note 2 accessories revealed - covers, pouches, S-Pens and more 

what type of vehicle dock offerings there will be.
Availability of storage and accessories wouldn't have been answered this early...had I had the chance to ask

With photos, 
one can turn the photo around and write on the back of it, much like a real photo. Now when you send that photo to someone, would it be one photo only showing the front or two photos. One showing the front and one showing the back?
I would be willing to bet, had I had the chance, that I would have spent nearly half an hour trying to figure this out. In the end I bet I wouldn't have figured it out.

Digital to Analog Converter?

So uscc isn't getting it huh?
I would have only been able to confirm the major 4

if Verizon Wireless will be getting the Note 2?
See above

The one you'd have in hand is in fact a Sprint version, correct?

You have no idea how much I wish I could tell you that I held a Sprint Galaxy Note 2 in my hands tonight.

I wish I had the chance to hold it and test and confirm the following from the other site as well

Like the spen pressure sensor being far superb 

The new pen gliding across the screen edge to edge

LED notifications and form factor being uniform across all carriers

GPS locking instantly on at least 3 sats indoors, another 8 outdoors

What if the Spen immediately put a notification in the notification bar that it was removed...or unlocked the screen when removed..OH WHAT IF it notified you with a beep if you were three feet away and sticking the phone in you pocket without the spen in it. That would be cool. 

What if the speaker were good and loud, and crystal clear?

What if it had a cool slide the keyboard left or right action. I prolly couldn't have figured that out though. 

Imagine this...if I had been able to confirm most of the above...AND run benchmarks

that would have been so cool. 

Like if I had the opportunity and it scored over 13510 antutu
cpu 8313 ram 2834 gpu 1498
or if linpack scores had been anywhere from 178-200+ multi-thread
of if I had the chance and had run CL bench and come back with something like 1400+ 
25931 native

Oh man, could you imagine a quadrant of 5700+ right out the gate. 

"I really can't wait to test one.."

What if I was able to confirm a 3100mah battery

what if he had shown up and the device was tagged with traceable image codes like these...then I couldn't post any pictures I might have taken given the opportunity..if he had showed up
what a disappointing night

So, all the enigmatic "had he showed up" and winking aside, we might be finally looking into a quad-core phone with LTE baseband radio attached, and those Quadrant and AnTuTu scores confirm it will be a beast. As for release date, reading between the lines reveals a possible Q4 announcement, with a release some time early next year.

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:10 2

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I hope a similar-spec'd Note is headed to VZW.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:15 4

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

From what I am reading around the web, it looks very likely that Verizon IS getting the Samsung Galaxy Note II with all the goodies listed here. Exynos quad-core & LTE.

Let's keep our fingers crossed.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:10

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Pfft,,,, we never get quad core phones, here in the U.S.of A... -,-

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:13 7

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Too bad the Note II for T-Mobile and AT&T have been confirmed to have a quad-core Exynos chip.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:15

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Where did you read that at?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:49 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

www.tmonews.com/2012/09/samsung-sgh-t889-coming-to -t-mobile-as-the-galaxy-note-ii/

www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-GALAXY-Note-II-abo ut-to-launch-on-AT-T-according-to-leaked-screensho ts_id34238#1-

I shouldn't have said 'confirmed' since info hasn't came from the carriers themselves, but Tmonews is spot on with leaked info and with sources saying that the AT&T model will support LTE, level of acceptance is high.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:31

12. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Until I see a build prop or something that proves exynos quad, im going to remain skeptical.

The alternate is that its an S4 pro-Quad, which would be a logical jump since it is HSPA42 and LTE capable. For once, it would be an acceptable trade off.

Or they could surprise us with an LTE E5 dual, but thats super unlikely lol

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:19 1

6. redmd (Posts: 1355; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

it'squad core + LTE chip inside. another winner from Samsung.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:27 1

7. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

This would be a nice device to help the Now Network get noticed. Even if they shared it with Verizon, at least they don't fall behind.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:44 1

8. adavan (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Galaxy Note 2 out in Uk on 28th Sep by Handtec for £445(ex Vat).


posted on 11 Sep 2012, 11:13

10. maddashell (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

why even worry about all that stuff, hell sprint doesn't even have LTE up, correct that, there is maybe 4 or 5 states that have it. so we really can't experience its true speed.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 12:13

11. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)

It really would have been nice if the guy would have shown and this dude would have been able to provide an image code link that didn't that the photo was of a GalaxySIII Dummy Unit in the URL. Even though it's obviously not a GSIII, it diminishes credibility when little things like that are over looked. Still glad to see some next to official confirmation from a reliable source.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:34 1

13. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

Dear sprint leak guy, I'm going to laugh when PA is required by law to hand over your IP address. If you are reading this you aren't a team player and should be fired immediately. Snitches get stitches.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 17:10

14. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

In this space Samsung rules and especially on Tmobile. I love my pebble blue Galaxy S3 she's my baby no question. But the big brother will be purchased on day one without question. Having both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 is having the best of both worlds...

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