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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date: What Not to Expect



The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has become a highly anticipated smartphone among consumers now that its possible specs and launch date has come to the surface. And while we still don’t have a release date, we wanted to take a look at what consumers shouldn’t expect from the Galaxy Note 2 release date.

Last year, Samsung launched the original Samsung Galaxy Note, a device with a 5.3-inch display. Though there was skepticism early on, the device went on to sell very well and became one of AT&T’s featured 4G LTE smartphones.

And while the device is set to launch on T-Mobile in just a few days, the sequel is apparently just around the corner.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Release Date, Feature, Design and Spec Rumor Roundup.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is rumored to be launching on August 15th at an event in the United States with an international launch coming later at IFA Berlin on either August 30th or August 31st.

The Galaxy Note 2 could replace the Galaxy Note soon.

It is rumored to be a vast improvement over the original Galaxy Note with specs rumored to include a 5.5-inch display with 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Exynos processor, 4G LTE data speeds, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a design based on the Galaxy S III and an upgraded rear camera.

It’s an extremely exciting device, especially for those that love having the ability to use a stylus. However, it’s tough to get too excited about a device without a release date and that’s exactly what’s going on with the Galaxy Note 2. We have yet to see a release date rumored or otherwise.

We’ve already taken a look at what consumers should expect from the Galaxy Note 2 release date and now it’s time to take a look at what consumers should not expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date.

A Specific Release Date

If the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is indeed announced in August of this year, don’t expect Samsung to announce a release date at the event.

While it would be nice if Samsung did announce a release date at the event, we don’t expect it to. What we expect is a vague launch month for the device, maybe September, October or November.  As we get closer to that launch month, we then expect carriers to announce specific dates.

Unfortunately, this is how Android events have worked in the past and that means that consumers shouldn’t expect Samsung or carriers to deviate from the norm.

All Four Major Carriers

Consumers hoping for a launch on all four major U.S. carriers at the beginning should not expect that to happen. Last year, the Galaxy Note launched on AT&T and that model won’t be joined by another carrier until August of this year when T-Mobile finally gets the Galaxy Note.

And because T-Mobile is getting the Galaxy Note so close to the Galaxy Note 2’s possible launch, we don’t see the carrier having the Galaxy Note 2, at least at launch.

Don’t expect all four major U.S. carriers to host the Galaxy Note 2 at launch.

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon could see it but even then, Sprint and Verizon did not carry the original Galaxy Note and there is no evidence that they will carry the sequel.

As of now, consumers shouldn’t expect any carrier but AT&T to carry the Note 2.

Flawless Launch/Shortage of Demand

This is an Android launch and Android launches rarely go off without a hitch of some sort and we could definitely see some release date confusion, especially if there are multiple carriers at launch.

It happened with the U.S. launch of the Galaxy S III and it could very well happen with the Galaxy Note 2. So consumers should not expect is a flawless launch, especially with demand for the Galaxy Note 2 already very strong.

Speaking of demand, the demand for the original Galaxy Note remains strong and interest in the Galaxy Note 2 should be even stronger.

What this means is that the device could very well sell out. Those looking to get the phone on its release date would be smart to pre-order the device ahead of its release.



  1. Hnt

    07/30/2012 at 3:48 pm

    I disagree about Verizon and other carriers not getting this.Samsung cannot allow AT&T to carry this and expect to beat Apple .This device is to valuable to one carrier only and to make profit like the S3 they need to spread the Note 2 out.

    • Chris

      08/02/2012 at 9:44 am

      Why not, Apple did it with the iphone!

    • Jason

      08/13/2012 at 11:40 pm

      Ridiculous! How would having AT&T carry the phone HURT their sales? How do you figure that the phone is only valuable to ONE carrier? Biggest load of nonsense EVER.

  2. John

    07/31/2012 at 5:40 am

    Contrary to Adam’s mantra of “nobody is going to carry the Note 2, the Reality is no carrier can afford not to carry the most highly anticipated smart phone of the century.

    Not unless the carrier wants to see the number of its subscribers Crash!

    Get ready for the Note 2. Expect everything, including what the naysayers e

  3. Baabygurl

    07/31/2012 at 6:18 pm

    As usual, tmobile sux cuz I just called and they don’t expect to be carrying the note 2, note can they guarantee that it will work on their system should you chose to buy it elsewhere. It may be time for me to switch carriers…

    • Jan

      07/31/2012 at 6:52 pm

      My thought exactly!!

    • Sam

      08/13/2012 at 4:17 am

      Whoever you talked to doesn’t have a clue. They keep this stuff very private. I work there and am usually among the first to know. Even if they did, our contracts say that we will be fired for speculating or releasing info to customers. In my opinion, they have a reason for only releasing the note to 15% of their stores and that reason is probably the soon expected note 2.

    • Lit'l shoes

      08/31/2012 at 9:48 am

      You’ll regret it… Stay with Verizon they will come out with the note it’s to valuable not to..

  4. P

    08/01/2012 at 12:03 am

    Let VZW drop the ball on this one and they could very much see their rival beating them.

    • D

      08/05/2012 at 2:13 pm

      If VZW doesn’t get the note 2 I am gone, they lied about getting the note and the note 2 release is around same time as my contract is over.

  5. ronny

    08/18/2012 at 4:32 pm

    lets keep in mind there was some skepticism about the original note cause of the size of it but looking at the sales and the success it has been for at&t im sure vzn and tmobile are working a deal to get their hands on it…by the way i work for a major carrier and employees cannot speculate about a device that hasnt even been seen yet

  6. ☺ TM ☺ (@Tomy_0315)

    08/23/2012 at 7:29 pm

    Nope, you’d be a big dumb a ss fool to think the Note 2 will have Quad Core in [North America]. By the time the iPhone 5 comes out in late September/October, the SG III will be all but obsolete. By the end of the year or very early 2013 there will be much better and more powerful Android devices available. HTC is rumoured to have a device similar to the Note. Personally, when it comes to software, HTC kicks Samsung’s butt every single time. It’s just too bad that HTC has their head up their arse that they just can’t realize that people want an external SD and external battery.

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