Slowly but surely, we are getting information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. release date and pricing across the five carriers that the 5.5-inch phablet will be coming to. And while not every detail is known just yet, we wanted to roundup everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 2’s release date and pricing in the United States, all in one place.
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Thus far, the Galaxy Note 2 launch in the United States has been a jumbled mess. A few weeks back, Samsung announced a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 event set for October 24th in New York City where we believed that we would hear about all of the Galaxy Note 2 launch details in the United States. However, many of the details have emerged through both official and unofficial means ahead of the event while other details still remain in the dark.
And while we should get all of the concrete details regarding the Galaxy Note 2’s launch on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon tomorrow at the launch event featuring Kanye West, there is quite a bit of information out there already.
So here is everything we know about the release date and pricing for Samsung’s upcoming 5.5-inch sporting, quad-core processor toting, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rocking, 4G LTE phablet.
AT&T Galaxy Note 2
AT&T, after much speculation, announced today that it will be offering the Galaxy Note 2 for $299.99 starting October 25th. October 25th unfortunately isn’t the release date for the Galaxy Note 2 on AT&T however. Instead, it’s the start of what will be a lengthy pre-order.
The carrier won’t be releasing the Galaxy Note 2 until November 9th at which point it should be available to buy both online and through retail stores. Demand for the phone should be high so those looking to pick one up on release day will want to place a pre-order.
Once the device is released, it will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
Sprint Galaxy Note 2
Like AT&T, Sprint has announced a concrete release date for the Galaxy Note 2 and it will be releasing it much earlier with October 25th pegged as its official release date. The carrier will also be offering the device for $299.99 on-contract and it will also allow the Galaxy Note 2 to run on its 4G LTE network.
Sprint though is lagging behind AT&T and Verizon when it comes to available 4G LTE markets so you’ll want to see if the service is available or upcoming before settling on this version of the Galaxy Note 2.
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2
T-Mobile has released the Galaxy Note 2 ahead of other carriers and it’s currently available through its website for $369.99. Third-party retailer Wirefly is now offering up the Galaxy Note 2 for a much cheaper price, $279.99 on-contract.
That price is way steeper than most expected on T-Mobile and the carrier may have a tough time convincing folks to pick up its device considering it doesn’t have a 4G LTE network quite yet.
U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 2
The U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since September with a price of $299.99. All along, the regional carrier has said that it would ship the device out by the end of October and at this point, there is no reason not to believe it, even though it hasn’t sent out a release date.
U.S. Cellular is a regional carrier and thus, it won’t have as many 4G LTE locations available for those looking to take full advantage of the Galaxy Note 2.
Verizon Galaxy Note 2
Finally, the Verizon Galaxy Note 2, the most elusive of the bunch. Verizon typically plays its release date and pricing close to its chest and unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 2 release is no different.
Thus far, we’ve seen nothing in regards to its release date or price though we expect it to announce the device for $299.99 on-contract with a release date no later than mid-November. At this point though, the carrier is mum on any specifics.
One thing we do know is that it will be running on the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and one that features over 400 markets in the United States.