Samsung Galaxy Note arrives on T-Mobile August 8 with Android 4.0 and the Premium Suite

Samsung Galaxy Note arrives on T-Mobile August 8 with Android 4.0 and the Premium Suite
The last pieces of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note puzzle are falling into place today, as the carrier officially announced the arrival of the renowned 5.3" phablet on its airwaves.

Samsung Galaxy Note arrives on T-Mobile August 8 with Android 4.0 and the Premium Suite
Samsung Galaxy Note arrives on T-Mobile August 8 with Android 4.0 and the Premium Suite
And it's a complete affair, too, shipping with Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and the Premium Suite, which includes stylus-friendly apps like the S Pen, S Memo and so on.

The specs are a 5.3" HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, 8MP rear camera, and 16GB internal memory, expandable with up to a 32GB microSD card.

The handset will be available in stores and online August 8 for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, with a two-year contract. Those that qualify can get the 5.3-incher for $199.99 with an out-of-pocket down payment, and 20 equal payments of $20 a month.

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32 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you know if the Note II is supposed to be coming out so soon why did Samsung and T-Mobile even bother with this at all?

3. ogiveyakuza

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

because one year later, they going to release Note II for T-Mobile user...

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it'd be a shame if that were the case. it would actually be ironic if Verizon got the Note II right off the bat (with the typical little Verizon delays of course) and T-Mobile had to wait for the Note to have adequate exclusive shelf time. xD

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because they could get some quick sales off of it. ATT had a 6 month exclusive on the Note. That said.. why would u buy it when the SGS3 is sitting beside it? The S4 chip is bad enough.. but to buy a $250 phone with an S3 crapdragon in it? Hell no. If it were exynos, I'd buy it.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's what i'm saying. xD it just couldn't be an original Note at all. not with an S3. not with an Exynos 4210. the SIII just completely outweighs any variant of the original Note.

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's ashame it has an S3 processor; I have a friend who just returned his GS3 (yesterday) because I told him this would be coming out on August 6th or 7th (okay, I was off 1 day). I'm still waiting on the G-Note 2 on Verizon :)

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

he should've stuck with the SIII.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

He has a "size" fetish; like many of us. Agreed, the processor and ppi should be better on the Note (especially for what it's supposed to be). He paid full retail so, either way, he's not locked into a term contract.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh well if he can pay full retail more power to him. xD

17. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

The Note is very similar to the SGS3. Camera is slightly different but other things are very close.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and Spec-Wise they're very different.

24. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

They are not very different. RAM is more on the SGS3, however, Screens are very similar and 99% of people will not notice the difference. The resolution is better on the Note. SGS3 has fast burst on the camera, which I already mentioned. I have a Note and had the opportunity to get the SGS3 via ATT at no cost and still took the Note. When you root and rom your Note with Rom's like CM9 and soon CM10 performance is great. Lastly, most people don't care about the latest and greatest when a previous model is still good, so its not stupid for T-Mo to get this device. Common people are still going with the SGS2 because of cost and other reasons. The SGS2 is still a great phone.

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

dude...you're wrong. the SIII and the Note have processors as different as night and day. the SIII is immensely more powerful than the Note and while screens are mostly the same the SIII uses a more refined version of the HDSA Display at the SAME resolution as the Note. the only advantage the Note has at all is the extra half inch it has on the display front. is it worth it? when considering the trade-offs hell noooooo...

7. iirundis05

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

The international Note was announced and released in 2011. The AT&T Note was released earlier this year. It will be a while before the Note II comes to the US. Their are many people who are interested in the Note on T-mobile, look at all the videos on youtube of people going through alot just to hack their AT&T Note on T-mobile network. It will do just fine. I doubt the NOTE II will be released on Verizon, their has been rumors that they are working with HTC and LG to release something similar.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it was a while before the SII came to the US too but Samsung made sure that didn't happen with the SIII so it would be safe to assume that they've taken the same precautions with the Note II. anyone that's smart wouldn't take a Note over an SIII. anyone that buys a Note now is pretty much screwing themselves. just because HTC and LG are releasing Phablets on Verizon doesn't mean that Verizon doesn't want a slice of what Samsung is offering, especially after the heat they got for not offering the original Note which was supposedly coming as the Journal if i'm not mistaken.

29. iirundis05

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

The Note and the SIII are in two different categories of phones. I don't understand why people continue to compare these two. Would you compare a Note to an iPhone, im sure that answer would be a NO.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you mean because the screen is half an inch larger? don't be ridiculous. next you're going to tell me that the SIII isn't comparable to 4.3" devices and btw yes, everything gets compared to the iPhone. bad example.

12. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 273; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

its kind of how i felt when verizon launched the iphone 4 in april and then launched the 4s in october

22. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Thumbs up if you want our Note II to be able to dual boot with Windows 8 and Jelly Bean...It would blow Apple in big times :)

2. djteqneek

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

...did i just read this has an s3 processor and not the s4? are they serious?

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, it's a Note, it has an S3. that's why i've been saying to not even bother with this.

15. e.wvu unregistered

And yet, most people won't care that it has an S3 processor.

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they should.

19. e.wvu unregistered

Why should they? Most buyers don't even know the differences between the two processors.

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no, I mean they should as in that it would be helpful to them.

21. e.wvu unregistered

Yes, but what I meant to say is most aren't gonna care.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I know hence my original reply.

13. torr310

Posts: 1607; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That's correct. Don't even bother with this.

14. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im glad iirundis05 said what ive been saying for a while. I dont understand why Tmobile is getting the Note now when the Note II will be available within a few months (IF they're going to release both the international and US version at the same time) For people like me that cant stand waiting for their upgrade eligibility to come, im going to get the AT&T version of the Note thru Ebay then wait till i get good reviews on the Note II

28. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

if it had exynos then people might buy it. crapdragon s3 is terrible, especially since s4 is out and it is actually really good

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