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AT&T Galaxy Note 2 Release Date Pegged for October 21st



AT&T might be gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 alongside the Nokia Lumia 920 on October 21st.

According to BGR, the carrier will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on AT&T on October 21st. Apparently, it will also be releasing the Lumia 920 as well though we heard previously that Windows Phone 8, the software that’s powering the Lumia 920, wouldn’t be out until October 29th at the earliest.

The Galaxy Note 2 release date fits as Samsung said that it would be launching the Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S. later this year with some regions getting it in October. AT&T was the original carrier of the Galaxy Note so it’s possible that it could be out in front of its competitors.

Read: Sprint Galaxy Note 2 Gets Closer to Launch.


The Galaxy Note 2 could hit AT&T on October 21st alongside the Lumia 920.

It’s also possible that other U.S. carriers will be getting the device around that time as well.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is also rumored to be coming to Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular as well with Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular likely hosting it on their 4G LTE networks.

Release dates for those four variants have yet to leak out.

The AT&T Galaxy Note 2 release date rumor follows yesterday’s news that the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 got a Wi-Fi certification meaning the device got closer to launch. The T-Mobile and Verizon variants have leaked out as well, but none have leaked out as extensively as the Sprint model.

Read: Sprint Galaxy Note 2 Rumors: 4G LTE, Quad-Core, Release Date.

The Sprint Galaxy Note 2 is rumored to include a quad-core Exynos processor along with 4G LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device is also supposed to feature most of the features of the international Galaxy Note 2 that launched back in August. This could mean that the other variants, including the one on AT&T, will feature 4G LTE and quad-core power.

Samsung did not confirm that to be the case in August so at this point its mere speculation.

Hopefully, October is the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as interest in the United States is extremely high.

As for the Lumia 920, we previously heard that November 2nd was AT&T’s target date for the Windows Phone 8 device though it looks like the carrier may have moved those plans up.

We should know more as we get closer to launch.



  1. Bala

    09/14/2012 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve a galaxy s2, and a galaxy s before that. I think I’ll go for note 2. But I think Samsung as a company doesn’t know how to present itself. Look at Apple, they showcased the iPhone 5 and then gave a hard date on when preorders can be placed and on which carriers. Samsung showed its phone a few weeks ago, with a vague “sometime toward the end of year” in “most carriers.” I’m not a fan of apple, otherwise, I’d have jumped ship a while ago. What Samsung is doing with its uncertainty in terms of availability dates and carriers is very unprofessional. All we have with Samsung are rumors.

    • Armani79

      09/14/2012 at 1:47 pm

      I agree with you 100%.

    • Doug

      09/14/2012 at 4:18 pm

      Please remember that you are referring to the IFA in Berlin, not the US. Carrier agreements being underway and Apple’s recent aggressive litigiousness are probably what are causing Samsung to be ambiguous here in North America. Notice Apple’s Iphone 5 announcement excluded South Korea.

    • Olivier Boss

      09/14/2012 at 9:30 pm

      Doug’s point (below) is good.
      Also, Apple blows insane millions of $ in marketing their phone. That’s money paid by Apple customers (mostly fanboys buying anything Apple for any price).
      But also, from your US-centric viewpoint you notice the introduction by Apple (an American company) in the US of their new phone.
      Samsung, on the other hand, is a Korean company, and you probably completely miss the introductions of their multiple phones (and many other electronic products) in Korea and other Asian countries.

    • Marquis

      09/18/2012 at 9:26 am

      I agree. You have to outdo your competitor in some facet of business to hold your own. Make a better product, or had better salesman. Apples success is a result of their excellent marketing and presentation. Their products aren’t exactly revolutionary especially the 5, yet it’s outsold the 4S on presales already. I’ve been iPhone since 3GS, but I’m jumping ship for the Note 2. This iPhone 5 was a joke of an upgrade. The windows opened for Samsung and theyre still conducting sloppy business as usual even after that 1.3 billion dollar lawsuit… SMH

      • Ryan

        09/23/2012 at 3:42 am

        I have to agree, I Ben using iPhone since the first iPhone 3G, I still have it! Apple dropped the ball for me as a user! I may just get the s3 soon. It’s good to see I’m not the only one jumping ship.

    • alex

      10/21/2012 at 10:19 am

      do u know why that is dumb ass? you blaming samsung for that clearly shows how u know fucking nothing. first of all apple is american company so u will see it first here. second samsung already have phones ready to sell, its american wireless companies that take their sweet time locking their phones in. so they have you by the balls when after you sign their contract. if you go else where in Europe u buy a phone and u go to any fucking cellular provider. they dont fuck with contracts. so blame americans providers and not samsung dipshit

  2. tony007

    09/14/2012 at 12:28 pm

    samsung did not mention a date only for US.. it could be because samsung cares less of US consumers.. they probably do not view the US market to be friendly to their products and hence their priorities are rest of the world..

  3. Danny Berry

    09/14/2012 at 12:50 pm

    It is becasue of the aforementioned FCC certifications and each carrier has to have time to load and test all their bloatware.

  4. bob

    09/14/2012 at 2:38 pm

    I like turtles

    • beobe

      09/16/2012 at 5:49 pm

      Where’s the puke? Good ole tosh.0.

  5. boom

    09/14/2012 at 3:03 pm

    really bob?lol

  6. Kevin McClain

    09/14/2012 at 4:30 pm

    I would disagree with your thought that the US market is not friendly to Samsung products. Just because the US is home of Apple products, and Apple won a ridiculous lawsuit here, Samsung products are loved very much here. If you are not a fan of Apple, and there a lot of US citizens who are not, then Samsung is usually your first choice.
    Can’t wait to get the Note 2 here when it comes out.

  7. Dave Sarnoff

    09/14/2012 at 4:48 pm

    This is totally pathetic. It seems that Samsung is not even ready to sell their devices after showing them. I am not an Apple fan but at least Apple treats their customers with some respect. Look if Samsung is not ready to sell the NOTE 2 yet then just tell us. There is no reason why we do not have firm sales dates or which carriers will have it. Samsung could have easily taken some Iphone 5 sales if they had released the phone in early September. Now people who were on the fence if they should get the NOTE 2 or the Iphone 5 may just get the Iphone 5.

    • Kb

      09/18/2012 at 6:51 am

      Has anyone ever considered that apples big market is the US and Samsung is more forien, Also you say Apple is a US company but Samsung makes most of the parts for Apple.


    09/15/2012 at 9:52 am

    I disagree, people will wait for the Note 2. Some have waited a long time, so don’t mind waiting another 4-8 weeks (depending on release date, carrier,etc.). It will be worth the wait for a them. You’d be surprised how many people are ditching Apple and switching to Android (Samsung, HTC, etc) and Windows phones.

    • Vick

      09/16/2012 at 11:21 am


    • ricjy

      09/17/2012 at 10:21 pm

      i agree. I’ve been waiting for the note 2 just like most other peoples, i got the s3 to keep me entertaining, so its ok to wait for another month.

  9. kwonie312

    09/15/2012 at 10:02 am

    One thing to consider is that Apple announced iphone 5’s sale date just a week before it’s actually being released. So it’s not like Apple has been telling the actual release date of the phone two months before (which is what Samsung is doing though it doesn’t provide a specific date). As much as I agree that Samsung’s strategy probably isn’t much effective in keeping their future customers continuously hyped about Galaxy Note 2 for 2 months, perhaps early demo/announcement was needed to avoid people to just go ahead and buy iphone 5.

  10. ToddnetT mohler

    09/15/2012 at 2:25 pm

    US market is to big to not be a focus for Samsung. If there has ever been a time to fight for a front row seat in technology it is now. Apple is not leaps and bounds ahead of the competition like they used to be. They have the best built product of anyone but as often as most serm to update, they don’t need it to last much more than a year. I am very impressed with what the note 2 can do and I am probably switching from the iPhone to the note 2 as soon as they release it.

  11. Sarah

    09/16/2012 at 2:25 pm

    I am disappointed that the camera is still 8 mp but I see no need to spend the money getting the first Note when the second has more processing power and refined features. It’s going to make signing a two-year agreement more regrettable than before. My boss’s son has the first Note and I’ve been saving money to buy the second one. Ha ha! Sometimes good things do come to those who wait. Unfortunately I don’t want to wait six months after the phone has come out for the price to drop. Now that’s annoying.

  12. charlie

    09/18/2012 at 1:46 pm

    I’m very happy the camera is 8MP. The first note camera was very slow. Now they’ve vastly improved the camera on the S3 and I’d rather get a proven 8MP camera than take a chance on getting a slower camera, even if it would be 13MP.

  13. omega

    09/27/2012 at 11:54 am

    Just so everyone who moves apple knows your apple stuff is made in China so don’t think your helping anyone in the USA had apple and left for s3 apple products work well but they trap u and use u how do u buy a song and can only use it on apple u own that song and they weren’t compatible with windows till recently even the 5 they changed the phone so u can’t use an after market charger only theirs so u have to pay 50 instead of 15 if u lose or break urban charger apple will fall someday just when people realize how much they’re getting ripped off I’m getting the note 2 as soon as they release it

  14. Eddie

    09/30/2012 at 3:56 pm

    I’m thinking about ditching my iPhone for Note 2. iPhone 3 was my first smart phone. Saw the demo for Note 2 I was very impress and the processor quad core.

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