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T-Mobile Galaxy Note Release Date, Specs, News and Rumors

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As of now, the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note phablet is only available in the United States on AT&T’s 4G LTE high-speed data network. However, that that might change very soon as a T-Mobile Galaxy Note appears poised to arrive sometime in the days or weeks ahead.

T-Mobile has yet to announce anything official but from a number of leaks, it’s clear that the carrier is up to something and that something appears to be a Galaxy Note release in the near future.

Without T-Mobile’s help, the Galaxy Note has seen success on a larger scale than many foresaw when the device first launched back in 2011. The Galaxy Note has been on AT&T’s 4G LTE network since the beginning of 2012.

And while T-Mobile’s launch could propel the Galaxy Note’s success to new heights, it also comes at an odd time. Samsung appears to be gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 this fall, a launch that could make the T-Mobile Galaxy Note a dud.

Still, there are many consumers anxious to get the original Galaxy Note on T-Mobile’s network and so, we want to share what we know about the launch thus far.

T-Mobile will be getting the Galaxy Note.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Release Date

There have been T-Mobile Galaxy Note rumors swirling for several weeks now. One possible release date lands in July and one is in August. Unfortunately, T-Mobile has yet to confirm anything which means that the device’s release date remains a complete mystery.

CellPhoneSignal reported that the Galaxy Note would hit T-Mobile on July 11th. That appeared to be spot on until a leaked document from TMoNews revealed that T-Mobile might have “delayed” the device until August 8th.

With July 11th fast approaching and no announcement from T-Mobile, a July announcement is looking bleak.

In any event, it seems that the device is coming soon. T-Mobile Galaxy Note accessories have started to arrive in stores and the Galaxy Note has appeared in an official T-Mobile promotional poster.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note should be on the way soon.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Form Factor

While T-Mobile has yet to reveal the device, we’ve seen it appear in a press image that revealed that the device will come with the same form factor as AT&T’s Galaxy Note model.

That means that it will be coming with a form factor that features a big footprint at 5.8 x 3.3 inches. It’s big but it’s also thin. The Samsung Galaxy Note measure in at just .38 inches thin which is nearly as thin as the Galaxy Nexus.

It’s also light and weighs 6.3 ounces, just a little heavier than Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Screen

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note will likely keep the same 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display found on the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note.

The Galaxy Note sports 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which translates to 284.8 ppi (pixels per inch). The display is well done, especially for a display at this size and users will be able to read text extremely clearly.

It also works well outside in the sunlight and viewing angles are fantastic.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Specs

T-Mobile has yet to announce the internal specifications of the Galaxy Note but a leak has revealed at least some of the features that will be aboard the device when it arrives.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note is said to feature a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8GB rear camera capable of recording 1080p video, a front-facing camera that is 2MP in nature and it will run on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.

It’s unclear which HSPA+ network it will run on, HSPA+ 42 or HSPA+ 21 but we assume it will be compatible with the faster of the two which is T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network.

It won’t pull down speeds that are on par with 4G LTE but it’s still quick nonetheless.

As for its operating system, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, so, no waiting for the update to arrive.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T packed a pretty good camera and we expect the same out of T-Mobile’s variant. It has an 8MP camera in the rear that is capable of recording 720p and 1080p 30fps video.

It also offers a 2MP front-facing camera for video chatting purposes and it’s better than most front-facing cameras found on Android smartphones.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note Price

Sadly, the price of the Galaxy Note is now unknown. T-Mobile hasn’t revealed anything yet and there are no leaks to speak of. AT&T offered the Galaxy Note for $299.99 on-contract originally and T-Mobile is known to charge a premium for its devices. Just look at the Galaxy S III.

However, because the Galaxy Note is so late to the party, we can’t see T-Mobile charging anything higher than $250 on-contract for the device and even then, that would be pretty steep.

10 Comments

  1. sonic

    07/09/2012 at 4:37 pm

    Honestly waiting on this device on tmobile is not a good idea it has the same specs and if there sure its gonna be running ics and that’s it. It would be dumb to wait for this phone on tmobile when its available now on att and I think its getting ics tmobile was late to the party and should let this phone go for the Samsung galaxy note 2 now I would love to have the note 2 on tmobile not the original note note 1 is nothing new anymore srry in my own opinion

  2. Phone Fanatic

    07/09/2012 at 4:57 pm

    Even though Samsung Galaxy Note LTE is one of five best AT&T phones in terms of specs, reviews, and popularity ( http://phonefanatic.com/best_list_phones/2-Best-AT-T-Phones ), I totally agree with Sonic that it might be reasonable to wait and launch note 2, once it hits the stores.

  3. grim

    07/09/2012 at 5:59 pm

    I agree with both of you yeah same hardware only difference is ics if that’s Even true this phone on tmobile would not work out plus att note is getting ics to thing is the phone is old and when it was released in oct it was new and when it was released on att it was already old news and tmobile trying to launch it now would be a waste of time so tmobile bring the note 2 not note 1 and plus these rumurs are probably going to turn out fake

  4. Neill

    07/09/2012 at 6:02 pm

    No reviews of T-Mobile phones ever mention the following so I keep thinking I must be wrong, but… You don’t appear to get a T-Mobile phone for $230 plus a two year contract. You pay $230 + $20 x 20 months = $630 for a typical smart phone that costs $199 from other carriers. Not $230 as reviews announce.

    • Reggi

      07/29/2012 at 10:24 am

      Yeah with a 20$/mo rate plan discount. 480$+ discount vs a 400$ discount on the phone? No brainer bud

  5. bob

    07/14/2012 at 9:50 am

    So I’m assuming the note 2 won’t be comming to T-Mobile anytime soon?

  6. Kal Drooby

    07/26/2012 at 12:56 am

    Samsung Note for T-Mobile USA will be released Aug 8, 2012. However I would wait for Samsung Note 2 as it is a far superior improved Note with big possibility of carrying the LTE technology as well as an improved 5.5 inch screen, the quad chip and better camera resolution, Is it worth the wait ? It all depends how fast you want the speed for the internet. Finally T-Mobile is catching up !!!! The Samsung Note 2, theGalaxy SIII and hopefully the iphone 5 will give T-Mobile the lead in phones and rates and should leap to 1st place. Go T-Mobile. Its about time !!!

  7. Lady Lowe

    07/29/2012 at 6:04 pm

    I HOPE SO THAT WOULD BE A GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT TO ME MY BDAY ON THE 9TH OF AUGUST HURRY HURRY UP AND COME ON IM OVERNIGHT SHIPPING THAT THANG

  8. Baabygurl

    07/31/2012 at 5:57 pm

    So tmobile getting the galaxy note 2 or no? Because I was about to buy the galaxy note 1 but now I want to wait.

  9. Sashando

    08/05/2012 at 3:06 pm

    Some specs are different. The AT&T note has a 1 GHz processer. This states Tmo Note will have a 1.5 GHz processor. 1.5 is the processor inside the Samsung galaxy s3. 1.5 processor on a Note screen would be wicked!

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