AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy Note II

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While we already knew it was on its way to the US, AT&T has come out and announced that it will be carrying the new Samsung Galaxy Note II in the coming months. While it’s likely the most interesting, the Galaxy Note II isn’t traveling along, and we can also expect the likes of the Galaxy Express, Galaxy Rugby Pro, and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to tag along as well.

The Galaxy Note II might not be for everyone, but it’s definitely hard not be interested in it. Even if just a little bit. The large display is great for watching movies, and the S-Pen has been tweaked in several ways that will keep it in your hand. On top of that, the internal specs of the phablet have been updated, like the 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos™ processor that should tear anything you throw at the device to shreds, and some truly unique user interface tweaks.

From the press release:

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Announced earlier this month, Samsung Galaxy Note II continues to expand the popular category created by the Galaxy Note with improved battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S Pen™.  Arriving later this year running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Galaxy Note II with 4G LTE combines the productivity of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone and the S Pen features you need to unleash your creativity in a single device.  With a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display and 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor with integrated graphics processing unit (GPU), the Galaxy Note II provides PC-like processing power and advanced features like Popup Video, new Gallery views and great gaming performance in a truly pocketable device.

We had a chance to get some hands on time with the device a few weeks ago, and it offers up a much better experience over its predecessor. Samsung manages to push quite a few million of the original Galaxy Note, and it’s hard to imagine that the Note II won’t  outpace those sales numbers.

An exact release date wasn’t given for AT&T, but we’re sure we’ll hear that said become a little more clear by the end of next month.

 

 

  • JeremyWhitmire

    Announced in September, actually available in LATE November. But, it’s one heck of a phone. The Galaxy Note 2 is humongous and heavy. I thought it would be fun to scribble notes about properties I sell (as an agent in Dallas, where we have At&T’s 4G LTE), but when I felt its weight I knew I would end up dropping it a lot. The manufacturers still need to work on weight and battery life.

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