Samsung's "Next Big Thing" to be revealed in the Big Apple on October 24th

Samsung's
"The Next Big Thing" is going to be revealed in the Big Apple on October 24th according to an invitation to the event from Samsung. Judging from the stylus on the invite, we'd say to expect an actual event on U.S. soil for the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The son of phablet, and it's 5.5 inch display, was announced in Berlin on August 29th just prior to the IFA show. With the Apple iPhone 5 grabbing all of the media's attention at the moment in the U.S. (and not all of it for positive reasons), the Korean manufacturer hopes to bump its rival off the front pages with the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

With the event scheduled for October 24th, this probably puts the kibosh on that rumored October 21st launch of the Samsung GALAXY Note II via AT&T. However, that doesn't mean that we won't see an October launch of the device and in any event, it should certainly be available for the all-important holiday shopping season.

While the original Samsung GALAXY Note resembled the Samsung Galaxy S II, the sequel looks strikingly like a huge Samsung Galaxy S III, with the added S Pen functionality. And on October 24th, we should find out when to expect the device to be available for those in the states who have been patiently waiting for it. Even though no shipping date was listed, U.S. Cellular has already had a pre-order page up for some time now, with a price of $299.99 with a signed two-year pact. Besides U.S. Cellular, all four major U.S. carriers will be offering the device. Samsung expects to sell 20 million units of the Samsung GALAXY Note II over the next year.

source: SlashGear

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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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46 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I just did an Oooooopsy in my drawers'! Sent from my Blazin' DROID™ RAZR™ MAXX™

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow this phone is going to be EPIC. I just really can't get over the BOSS 5.5" RGB 720p Super AMOLED HD screen. I might just have to get it & root it. I have been on XDA & the support for the original Note is GREAT. That means that the support for the Note II will be EVEN better. PAPINYC I am with you. lol +1

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Someone (iZealous Fool) thumbed you down but, I thumbed you up. I will be first on-line on launch day (even though I might appear to others as a little white fluffy and lost mammal waiting to be lead) and I will gladly pay full retail for the G-Note II because, as we can see, I have no subsidies remaining (wouldn't want to lose my grandfathered Unlimited Data on Verizon anyway). Congrats to all future G-Note II owners: GODSPEED!

39. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I will be purchasing this device on day one of launch. I will be adding this to my already industry leading Galaxy S3 on Tmobile. This device is to good for Verizon all they will do is mess it up with childish unnecessary branding. Glad I kicked Verizon to the curb June 28th. Unlimited data on Tmobile and it's HSPA PLUS 42MPS network is simply perfect the all purpose entertainment device.

20. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

If the HTC 5" phone is a Nexus phone, the Note II and HTC Nexus 5 will decimate all.......... The specs for them are just sick!

26. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Interesting how things have gone quiet regarding the HTC 5 incher, though. Initially there was a flurry of reporting, but now silence.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the support for the note2 should put the note1's support to shame for one simple reason... its the SAME CHIPSET as the overseas version..WOOO HOOO EXYNOS!!! :) So now one Rom can go across pretty much every GSM Note2. A few tweaks and it should be CDMA capable as well. The development should be massive. Supersized nexus ++++

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is exactly what I am looking for. A GIANT BEAST Nexus. lol

32. SleepingOz unregistered

Such an EXYNOS fanboy! lol, you're not alone though. NOTE II, HERE I COME!

36. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I gave you a thumb down because I want this phone more than you. Also, the nexus 5 Andro!!! Instant pure android replacement! Also, the note 2 is like going to a strip club with sweats and no undies on. lol Just like Papinyinc said...major pants mess lol

38. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Next Giant Thing is coming to block iPhone view.

3. StephenElop

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

The Next big thing is here.. We are introducing the Samsung Galaxy Lumia S3 Windows Phone 8X!

4. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm gonna get it first! haha

5. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Maybe that giant 10.8" Tablet?

6. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol my upgrade is available on Oct. 24th.. Oh please carry it AT&T =)

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's already confirmed to come out on ALL U.S. carriers. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S III. So you are good to go! lol

8. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

They will Ravail!! My upgrade eligibility isnt for another month or 2 so Im really looking forward to it. This phone was made for me because we big men need a phone that describes us. Theres no way a guy like me (6'7" 240lbs) is carrying a phone that I have to squint my eyes to..in order to view NetFlix or Play Angry Birds!! Not to mention that the amount of productivity that you can do with this phone will be EPIC!!!

22. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Mmm, you're tall ;-)

24. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

thank you lol

25. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

WOuld love to see a picture. lol

29. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Get a room! :P Coming from a guy that's 6'8"! lol

41. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Wow, you're taller ;-)

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

Mine too! Can't wait!

10. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Now THIS is what I have been waiting for. Something really to get excited a bit over. I have been waiting for this news so I can grab this on At&t and drop sprint in the process. Hail to the note 2

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Got my fingers crossed hoping for a release date of the GN II on VZW shortly after the 24th....

13. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Id say before thansgiving for Verizon.............as it should be for every other carrier thats carrying the Note II

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Hopefully early November. Although if the GN II is available on all carriers at the same time, then late November would be tolerable. It would be really demoralizing if AT&T has the GN II early November, with VZW getting it late November. Fortunately, Sammy seems to have learned how to do a product release. Maybe release dates will be announced on the 24th? One can always hope.

23. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

sometimes it depends on the carrier. AT&T may have a software push for the Note II thats quicker to load than Verizon. We're on the lowest end of the totem pole so we may never know why it happens that way BUT as an AT&T subscriber, our carriers have some differences, but believe me when I tell you that the Note II may sell a record number of phones for Verizon. You shouldve never got the iPhone just because of all of the hype that went on within AT&T..................BUT this phone should worth all of the hype is its as good as advertised!!!

12. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Christmas will be good to me this year because I'll be able to renew my contract with AT&T and I already know what phone Im getting!! This phone is perfect for a guy like me (6'7" 240lbs) Hopefully they'll have more than the 2 colors they are available overseas. If I get this in black................i'll keep this phone for the full 2yr contract lol

14. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

wasnt this the motto for the gnex announcement last year? do they use this for every samsung announcement? if not, it could confirm the multinex theory.

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