In the latest press release, Samsung has announced and confirmed that the Galaxy Note II phablet will in fact be coming to the U.S. market with support for 4G HSPA+ and LTE networks. Just like the flagship Galaxy S III, the large smartphone will launch on all four major U.S. carriers, including AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. Additionally, regional carrier U.S. Cellular will also be carrying the phone. Originally announced at the IFA show in Berlin, the Galaxy Note II along with the Android-based Galaxy Camera, stole the show.
The Galaxy Note II will also have a quad-core Exynos processor. Combined with 4G LTE support, this will be the first time that Samsung has brought its quad-core Exynos CPU to a smartphone in the U.S. with LTE.
The Note II will launch ‘by mid-November’ with exact pricing and release dates to be announced by the individual carriers. The original Galaxy Note phablet has been available on AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.
For more information about the Galaxy Note II, you can visit our detailed hands-on preview with the international version.
Additionally, Samsung has confirmed that the Note II will be available with either 16, 32, or 64 GB of internal storage. Users can add more storage themselves with a micro SD card on the device. Like the U.S. Galaxy S III, the Note II will also feature 2 GB RAM.
And unlike the original Note, the Note II has a larger, but more narrow screen thanks to a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display now measures 5.5-inch rather than the 5.3-inch of the original.