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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to launch in October

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jun 2012, 15:55

While most Samsung Galaxy fans are gearing up to get their hands on the Galaxy S III, rumors have now begun to surface about the next iteration of the Galaxy Note...

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posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:03

52. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Thats part of life at VZW. You will constantly be last in line for phones or watch other carriers get big devices while you dont. Its always been that way. Thats one of the trade offs of VZW. Your gonna get coverage, but your not always gonna get the device you want. Sometimes you just have to decide which one u want more.
If you really want the device, there are always alternative options out there. Dont be scared to leave VZW (or any carrier), because someone else gets service where you work n play.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 13:11

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

As a Motorola fan, I don't miss out on too much. Manufacturers do favor the gsm carrier since its the biggest global market, but with VZW helping pull Motorola's proverbial fat from the fire, they seem to give VZW their best devices. (Although it would have been nice to have the Atrix as well). But overall, I typically get the device I want.

However, passing on the SGSII was my first taste at disappointment with VZW, especially when that "something better" turned out to be the Galaxy (almost a) Nexus. Great device, great OS, but the camera, sluggish screen transitions w/live wallpaper, and no Exynos was really hard to justify! And the Note was the second blow to my "I have the best phone EVER" ego. My Razr quickly made up for it, but I think I'm ready for a different Android experience. I love going EVERYWHERE and getting a strong signal when other people don't have service, but buying a cell phone and coverage is like buying a car. Sometime you go for what is reliable, and sometimes you get what excites you. But no matter what you pick, if your gonna pay out all that money for it... You better damn well get what you want because you may be stuck with it for a while!

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 16:23

66. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

I left the red V after being a customer of them for years just because I wanted a Galaxy Note that bad and they wern't getting it. So I said goodebye to them in April, paid the stupid termination fee and never looked back.

THe Note rocks and my AT&T experience has been pretty good so far too and now im on 4G instead of being stuck on 3G with Verizon

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:36

38. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Good point, Verizon did get snubbed when it came to the S II and the Note...my criticism was directed at Samsung in general rather than focused on one carrier.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:04

53. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

they didnt get snubbed, they chose not to carry it. big difference.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 19:07 4

28. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1642; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I disagree with your thinking.

First of all, the Note and the GSIII are different devices. There are GSIII owners that may not want the Note because of it's size or because they don't feel they need an S-Pen or tablet-like functionality. Then there are Note owners that don't just want a smartphone, but want some more functionality so they wouldn't look at the GSIII. Then there are the consumers that kind of go in between both devices and choose both or choose the one they feel they like the best.

Secondly, it will have been a year since the first Note was released, so it's not really that weird to release the second version of the phone a year later. Look at Apple, there are rumors of them releasing the iPhone 5 this summer/fall when they just released the iPhone 4S this past fall.

Finally, there are rumors that other manufacturers are releasing phablet devices in Q4 of this year. So, it would be imperative that Samsung make sure they have an updated Note that can compete with those new phablet devices that will most likely be sporting quad-core processors along with other new technological features.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:41

39. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Your argument is logical, I have nothing against it.

I know that my opinion clashes with the big picture, which is Samsung offering several phones for those who like to choose what will work best for them. It gets a little frustrating for me to see one company come out with multiple phones for multiple carriers within the span of one year. People can only choose one phone, and that's it. If they buy the S III but later they feel they wanted the Note II, tough luck.

Well, different strokes, you know? It's ultimately up to the consumer to decide what they want.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:27

43. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1642; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Well I do see your side of things. I don't really agree with Samsung coming out with like the Galaxy Ace Duos while also having a Galaxy Ace 2, or having a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 while also coming out with a Galaxy Note 10.1. I do see that some of their offerings are sort-of redundant, but I also see the business side of things where you want to offer a variety of products. Like you said, it's ultimately up to the consumer to decide what they want.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:39

46. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

There's this new web site called Ebay. I hear you can sell stuff there when you don't want it anymore. You should check it out.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:49

58. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I find the way the Android phones come out both exciting and frustrating. yes, it does kind of suck to buy a phone and have a newer/better one come out a few months later.

But, this I think also allows for the innovation in the Android phones move more quickly and we're seeing new features and innovations at a much more rapid pace than we'd see otherwise.

I'd much rather it this way than to have to wait for my yearly iPhone upgrade, HOPING that they will put in the features I want in the ONE phone.

With Android I have a choice.. it requires a bit of patience and some research to find the phone worth waiting for.. but to me it's part of the fun and I wouldn't want it the Apple way.

Having said that, it would be nice if the manufacturers would give us a preview of their lineup in advance.. so I can choose now if I want to buy the SIII or wait for the Note2, or whatever. The reality is though that if I know what's coming later for Samsung, then I would know what's coming later for Moto or HTC.. and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that would be a marketing nightmare.

I would just like to see the manufactures be a little better about announcing their products, like Moto announcing the Razr, then shortly after announcing the Razr Maxx. They should have done both TOGETHER!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:18 6

10. medicci37 (Posts: 1336; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Can't imagine buying the Iphone5, if something like this is available.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:22 2

11. Walter.D.DROID (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

Well, i can dream of getting a Galaxy Note II but not with that screen, or they keep the 5.3inch ou higher than 5.5, as for other specs, IT HAVE TO BE BETTER THAN GS3 (will buy this one this month) otherwise, i might not getting one, I can agree with BREvenson with every aspect he said.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:52

59. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

how does it have to be better than the GSIII?

They are 2 completely different phones aimed at 2 different consumers in my opinion.

I do agree that if they go with 5.5" screen I HOPE it stays in the same form factor.. I don't want the physical size to be ANY bigger.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:41 6

13. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

1.5GB RAM, Y U NO 2GB?!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:19 4

16. Croxy (Posts: 55; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Don't worry, it will most certainly have 2 gb of RAM, dduh some versions of SGS III have 2 gigabytes.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 14:00

65. Walter.D.DROID (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

McLTE, even though that Galaxy Note came after GS II, if not only by the screen size, i think it would sell more, yeah 2 different devices, but not so completely, most have the same specs with the Gnote having the hd resolution and bigger screen but that's it in my opinion!

And I do agree with you that the form factor keeps the same but less bezel :-D but we can't get away of those capacitive buttons and the s**tty home button :@ most think that the Galaxy Note is a GSII with steroids? Now you can begin to think how a "Hulk" version of GS III might look like.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:09 1

15. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Other day I was visiting at local shop and saw a Galaxy Note. When I tryed to get a Note on my ear, pretending to call someone, my girlfriend started to laugh.

It is way too large to be a phone. There is no way I would ever carry it in my pocket.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:33 5

24. Madarres (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

your head is probably too small.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 18:16 6

26. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

You alter life so your girlfriend doesn't laugh at you? Dude (or dudette), you've got some issues.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:24 1

17. Harold1066 (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

This screen size is getting a bit ridiculous for a phone, but if nothing else, it will round out our choice of phones and/or tablets covering almost all possible screen sizes from 2.0 inches on up

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:25 2

19. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Well, might as well enjoy my note 1 while I have it cause ill move onto note 2 quicker then bill Clinton drops his pants

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:28 3

20. jove39 (Posts: 1979; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Hmmm...rumour mill didn't wasted any time in moving on to next Galaxy device :)

Few upgrades that anyone will guess about Note2 -

2gb ram
Exynos 5x (2xA15 + 4xT604 + LTE)
Higher pixel density
Android 4.1
and same physical dimensions as Note1

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:29 1

21. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Hell yeaaa... I want this

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:50 2

25. korydee (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Please Sprint do not let me down

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 19:06 1

27. steelew (Posts: 209; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Please update my AT&T i717 Galaxy note BEFORE you come out with the Galaxy note 2!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 19:34

30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Damn it Samsung why do this now? I always wanted the NOTE but was waiting for the NOTE II but won't be out till OCT. Jeezes now i have to decide on the SG III, SONY iON or NOTE II desisions desisions

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:39

35. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

SG III! Btw when is your upgrade because I wouldn't wait until October if you can upgrade now.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:33 2

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

Okay - we all like to brag when we are right, so it is only fitting to own up when you are wrong. I thought the Note would do okay, but I really thought it would sell well at first, trail off, and be an afterthought in mobile. What a great device and I couldn't have been more wrong. Yeah, it is a little impracticality as a phone, but if you use a device for a ton of phone calls you are probably looking at another device anyways. Just having the phone function makes this an all around great option. It offers such an unique experience, even over Tablets. Samsung knocked this out of the park.

I am sure the GS3 will be king, but the Note 2 will be their 2nd best seller.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:57 1

36. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yup, i expect that to be a right assumption. I barely make calls and i love fiddling with my phone and gadgets, so its right up my alley. I just dont know if i can keep a phone that darn big in my pocket.

I also dont know if i have the willpower to wait till october.. lol.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:58 1

61. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

very well said!

When the Note came out I prayed that it would do well.. PLEASE!! I was more than thrilled and a bit surprised to see it do SO well.

I love the fact that the industry is paying attention and Sammy isn't the only one that will have a phablet out there.

For ME.. I don't CALL on my phone all that much. I'm constantly on it to text/chat/surf.. so the Note is PERFECT for me.

I'll happily look stupid for the couple mins I'm using the phone for calls and smile happily the other 95% of the time I'm using it as a tablet.

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