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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. Release Date Arrives in 2012



Samsung took the wrappings off of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 today and while there is lots of interest in the device in the United States, the device unfortunately doesn’t have a specific U.S. release date and, as of right now, no official U.S. carriers.

In a statement, the company confirmed that while the Galaxy Note 2 would be coming to the United States, it wouldn’t be doing so until later in 2012.

It did not specify a specific month or release date for the Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S. It also did not say what carriers would be taking on the Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S. though we suspect American carriers will make their intentions known soon.

Read: Samsung Introduces Galaxy Note 2 Phablet at IFA 2012.


The Galaxy Note 2 will hit the U.S. in 2012.

Here is Samsung’s statement that it provided to Engadget:

“Samsung Mobile is planning a U.S. version of Galaxy Note II, which will be available later in 2012. Building on the success of the original Galaxy Note, we’re confident that the Galaxy Note II continues to redefine what consumers should expect from their smartphone and delivers a powerful, innovative and unique experience. Exact timing and retail channel availability is not being announced at this time, we will continue to share information as it becomes available.

Clearly, this is not what prospective owners of the Galaxy Note 2 in the United States wanted to hear from Samsung at launch but this is as good as it’s going to get, at least at the moment.

Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note at IFA 2011 and released the device in October of the same year. However, it didn’t arrive in the United States until February when AT&T launched the phone on its 4G LTE network.


This won’t happen with the Galaxy Note 2 as Samsung says that it’s coming in 2012, but it could definitely be a month or more before we see it arrive on a U.S. carrier.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch display that features 1280×720 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio, a quad-core processor, 4G LTE and HSPA+, a massive battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest mobile operating system.



  1. twospirits

    08/29/2012 at 6:10 pm

    “Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note at IFA 2011 and released the device in October of the same year. However, it didn’t arrive in the United States until February when AT&T launched the phone on its 4G LTE network.”
    That makes a lot of sense and may be what will happen for the US deployment. if one looks at the Sprint roadmap that was recenty on the web it does show a 5.5″ device for 1st part of 2013. It coincides with what you just mentioned.

  2. www

    08/29/2012 at 8:03 pm

    This is crazy, I waited a whole year for galaxy note 2 to come out and you tell me I have to wait longer!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jeff

    08/29/2012 at 9:07 pm

    There’s no way this will arrive on Verizon. They didn’t cripple it enough. Maybe if the lowered the screen resolution some more, put in a 2 Megapixel camera and cut the battery size, Verizon would have been willing to carry it.

  4. chris

    08/30/2012 at 9:46 am

    Jeff you are SO right man! Unfortunately im stuck w verizon but more n more the cancel fee duznt seem to b that unattractive….espec when other carriers dont alter their devices that much. Just stupid to begin with.

  5. Sarah

    09/06/2012 at 10:43 am

    I’m not going to wait six more months! International resellers are going to get my business. It’s insane to have one group wait six months (or more) when technology moves as fast as it does today. I don’t want to get the current Note since the new Note has a quad core processor. It’s going to be my little work horse. I’m sick of my phone and since it’s four years old – it’s about time I upgraded to something that will help me be more productive. My phone is so old you can’t run apps, surf the net, etc. I’ll be looking for reputable international sellers now.

    • Tamara

      09/09/2012 at 10:36 pm

      Sarah please let us know when and if you find one. I’d like to get an international seller as well. I here the out of country phones are better anyhow and the US limits so much to their phones here!!

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