Samsung GALAXY Note II to launch via U.S. Cellular on Friday, pre-orders end tomorrow

Samsung GALAXY Note II to launch via U.S. Cellular on Friday, pre-orders end tomorrow
With U.S. Cellular launching its version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II on Friday, tomorrow will be the last day to pre-order the device from the regional carrier. The device has been priced at $299.99 with a signed two-year contract. The specs for the phablet have been discussed a number of times and as impressive as they are, there are some other interesting features that have created quite a buzz around the device. We've already shown you the multiwindow feature which divides the screen in two so that users can run a couple of applications at the same time.

You can pre-order the Samsung GALAXY Note II from U.S. Cellular through Thursday

You can pre-order the Samsung GALAXY Note II from U.S. Cellular through Thursday

Air View is a cool feature on the phablet. By taking the S Pen and hovering just above a link, you will see previews of a video or email. The Best Face editing system allows you to choose from 8 different shots so that you can pick the one that came out the best for each subject in the picture. Select from the different shots and the GALAXY Note II mashes them together into one perfect picture. And don't forget the RGB matrix on the display which means that the screen does not use the controversial pentile display that is even used on the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The only thing that keeps this from becoming the best Android phone ever made is the size. With a 5.5 inch screen, this device is certainly not for everybody and those who favor one-hand operation of their phone, or like to keep it pocketable, are going to have a hard time with the phablet. But if you can handle all that and you're a U.S. Cellular customer, better pre-order tomorrow (online only!) or else you will have to hope you can find one in the store.

And if 5.5 inches is not enough for your phone, there are a couple of rumored 6 inchers coming including the Sony C660X Yuga and the Huawei Ascend Mate.

source: USCellular via AndroidCentral

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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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15 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Even the regionals are shipping this one B4 VZW.... Come on VZW, release it!

2. alouden unregistered

I was knocking Verizon too. And as much as I don't like their practices (i am a customer too seriously considering the phone), I do not think that it would make good business sense for Verizon to release this phone within the 14 day window of the release of the Droid Razr/Razr Maxx HD.

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yep, that's what I said earlier.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

My frustration is boiling over. Earlier today, I was on the phone confirming my upgrade status. The VZW rep was helpful to the extent they could be (at least they confirmed my upgrade was ready and waiting to be exercised). But no news on the Note II. :-( Then this article gets posted about a regional carrier getting the Note II.... Muck Fee

15. alouden unregistered

But Verizon is now taking pre-orders. I think it ships for delivery on November 27th. I am surprised the representative had no info as of yesterday. The phone was announced on the 24th and their website updated on the 25th.

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Come on guys, patience. No one's has a bigger stiffeé for this than me, my sources are suggesting Thursday, November 1st (November 8th the latest).

3. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Okaaaay AT&T lets please get with the prograaaaam.

6. e.wvu unregistered

I just saw a video of the launch event and it shows that the Verizon Note II will have the branding on the home button. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvHmdm2ouVI&feature=g-all-u

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yeah, we know that already (we've known for a couple of months now).

8. e.wvu unregistered

Well there are times when people overlook an article.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

True (I guess that's what happens to all those people that still go out and buy that "other" phone that takes purple pictures with bad wifi even though there are literally hundreds, thousands even, of articles about the defects), thanks for looking out.

11. e.wvu unregistered

Well I'm not one of those because I actually am getting my Note 2 from U.S. Cellular tomorrow.... I really don't have an interest in iOS products.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Okay Note 2 die hard fans, you heard it here first: Verizon will be making an official statement tomorrow regarding Galaxy Note II availability and pricing.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Thursday is when VZW does its news releases.... I hope that pattern holds true tomorrow for the Note II on VZW. (Fingers crossed)

12. Studeo412

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

Good, come on Verizon, u almost made me get the T-mobile version today.

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