While we’ve already pegged it for the 24th from a leaked document, T-Mobile and Samsung have officially announced the Galaxy Note II. The phablet device, which I’ve personally heard many people say that it’s the handset they are waiting for, will be coming to Magenta shelves sometimes this fall.
As we’ve highlighted in our hands on post, the Galaxy Note II looks to be a force to be reckoned with. The Note is no longer the weird device that no one so much use in. The Note II is a highly functional and hotly anticipated device that’s sure to woo many with its crisp 5.5 HD display and a wealth of great software optimizations for the S-Pen. The Note II will also satisfy the most power-hungry users with its 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 3100 mAh battery. And possibly one of the best treats packed within the new phablet device is that it will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Of course, the Note II isn’t without some hot accessories. T-Mobile will be offering up the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub, which will allow users to wirelessly play games, watch movies, and much more on any HDMI-capable TV. Expect to pony up $100 for the Hub, but it could be justified for some.
The Galaxy Note II will join the existing Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S III, T-Mobile’s best selling smartphone of all time. Could the Note II take that crown? That remains to be seen. No matter how great of a device it may be, the 5.5 inch screen on the Note II will still be too large for many people, but we’d still go as far to say that it should be one of the hottest handsets that T-Mobile will carry for the rest of the year.
With no solid date to be found, we’ll just have to wait and see if that October 24th date holds true.
Press release below
T-Mobile’s Most Powerful Device, the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, Coming this Fall
With a powerful quad-core processor, large HD screen and exclusive gaming features, the Galaxy Note II offers an amazing 4G experience and superior value on T-Mobile’s nationwide network.
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 9, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile), today announced the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note® II. The new smartphone features T-Mobile’s largest smartphone screen — a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED® screen — for an enhanced entertainment experience and improved productivity while using the device. The Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile’s first device with a quad-core processor, featuring Samsung’s 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. In addition, the Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile’s first smartphone shipping with Android™4.1 Jelly Bean and the device’s 3100mAh battery powers up to 15 hours of talk time1.
“The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the latest innovative device to join T-Mobile’s portfolio. It takes the all-in-one device concept to the next level and we anticipate it will replace many standalone devices consumers have today,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “When combined with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Galaxy Note II is a true powerhouse device with exclusive features, amazing 4G experiences and superior value that only T-Mobile can deliver.”
Only T-Mobile Galaxy Note II customers will have access to an exciting new racing game preloaded on the device, which will include three free levels. In addition, T-Mobile’s exclusive version of the racing game will be optimized to interact with a MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System, bringing an immersive, console-quality gaming experience to the palms of T-Mobile customers’ hands.
The Galaxy Note II also enables T-Mobile customers to bring their entertainment to the big screen by wirelessly sharing content, such as games, movies and TV shows on their smartphone, to any HDMI-capable TV via the AllShare Cast feature and AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory. The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory is currently available in T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com for $99.99.
Building on the Premium Suite of productivity features offered with the original Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II delivers an even more robust portfolio of tools for business professionals. The enhanced S Pen™gives users a more precise and natural writing and drawing experience, making creativity and collaboration a breeze. New applications for the S Pen, such as Air View which gives the ability to preview content simply by hovering the S Pen over an email, calendar entry, image gallery or video, helps Galaxy Note II users get more done – even faster.
The Galaxy Note II is a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) device, providing the ability to securely sync corporate email, calendars, contacts and sensitive information. In addition, the Galaxy Note II includes T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling feature making it easy for T-Mobile customers to make and receive calls no matter where life takes them.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in Titanium Gray and Marble White color options. The smartphone is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers, and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks.
1 Usage times will vary depending on phone usage patterns and conditions. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
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About T-Mobile USA
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the second quarter of 2012, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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