Samsung GALAXY Note getting closer to US debut?

Samsung GALAXY Note getting closer to US debut?
Even though its gargantuan 5.3-inch display is probably not going to suite the tastes of the average Joe, we are sure that there are plenty of geeks across the U.S. waiting to get their hands on a Samsung GALAXY Note. Well, it will still take a few more months of tweaking until the device is ready to set foot on U.S. soil, but on the hardware side, the Samsung GALAXY Note may be pretty much finalized already.

The guys at Pocketnow have obtained a couple of spy shots showing the GALAXY Note in what could very well be a Samsung office. But a hardware change that becomes apparent could be an indication that the device in the photos is the U.S. variant of the Samsung GALAXY Note. If you take a closer look at the European version of the device, you will see that it has a set of three buttons underneath its display. However, the GALAXY Note in the spy shots has a set of four capacitive Android buttons instead. An identical hardware change was done to the U.S. versions of the Samsung GALAXY S II prior to their launch, meaning that the U.S. GALAXY Note model might follow suit.

It is not quite clear, however, which carrier is going to add the Samsung GALAXY Note to its lineup, and whether the new set of buttons will be the only hardware change the device will undergo before it is ready for its U.S. debut. Hopefully, all these details will become known the forthcoming months.

source: Pocketnow

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1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

WANT. As long as it keeps the Exynos and comes to AT&T.

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

If this is true, please make one for VZW!

3. Krescent

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

I'll throw in my two cents for Sprint while I can. This is the phone I've been waiting for!

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if they keep exynos on it and promise a quick ICS.. i might just break down and get it if it comes to tmobile.. size n all.. lol

5. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

why sammy changes the beautiful designs

6. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Cant wait, love the 4 buttons, looks much cleaner

7. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

We knew this would happen! right when the nexus is so close something better comes along! This is becoming a big game! They haven't even released the nexus yet!

8. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I thought I was upgrade eligible in December, but I'm not until April. Now I guess I don't mind waiting since it'll be a while yet before I could get this phone.

9. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Now don't get your hopes up! You know what happenes when you do! The note probably won't be here until december 2020!!!!!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Ship it with ICS and you can say Nexus what?!?

11. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010


12. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

No thats the lets change the note so we won't get sued by Aplle when we launch in US version no carrier bought ATT bought the no buttons ICS version for Feb

13. gotphone unregistered


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