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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. Release Date: What to Expect



On October 24th, Samsung will debut the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the United States and presumably share all of the juicy details that U.S. consumers have been waiting for. And while we have already shared our thoughts on the event itself, it’s time to take a look at what to expect from the Galaxy Note U.S. release date itself.

Samsung has sent out media invites for an event set to take place in New York City on October 24th where the company will very likely announce the final details regarding the Galaxy Note 2 launches on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. Release Date: Another Clue Emerges.

As of right now, we know all about the device itself. It will be coming with a massive 5.5-inch HD display that offers support for the devices S-Pen stylus. It will pair a quad-core processor with 4G LTE data speeds, something that is, as of yet, non-existent in the U.S. It will offer two cameras, one in the rear and one in the front. And, it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s new operating system. The design will be the same as the international version that launched earlier this month.

All of that we know.

Galaxy Note 2 Display

The Galaxy Note 2.

What we don’t know is when the U.S. carriers plan to release the device exactly. We’ve seen a few clues but thus far, pricing and release dates remain mysterious.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. Launch Date: What Not to Expect.

That doesn’t mean we can’t make some predictions about the Galaxy Note 2 U.S. release date though and it’s time to do just that. Here is what we expect from the Galaxy Note 2’s release date here in the United States.

Specifics at the Launch Event

As we’ve already told you, those who are looking forward to the release date of the Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S. should expect to hear details about it at the launch event on October 24th.

Samsung has already shown off the device, both abroad and in the U.S., and the device has already launched in places like the United Kingdom. That means that the event on October 24th is going to be used mainly as a way for Samsung to drum up attention for its new 5.5-inch phablet device.

We also expect it to be used as a way for Samsung to relay the final information regarding the device’s launch on the United States’ five largest carriers.

Multiple Release Dates

Samsung seems to be modeling its Galaxy Note 2 launch after the Galaxy S III launch. We have one device launching on multiple carriers and we have multiple carriers this time around instead of just AT&T.

When the Galaxy S III launched, it did so on all five of the same carriers. However, each carrier had a different launch plans which meant different release dates.

Read: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 Pictures Surface.


With the Galaxy Note 2, we expect the same thing to happen. It may be that they launch within a few days of each other, but we fully expect at least one or more of these carriers to have a differing launch date from the others.

Late October/Early November

As for the release dates themselves, it’s clear that late October or early November are the likely windows for the Galaxy Note 2 release date or release dates.

First, we heard that U.S. Cellular might be launching the Galaxy Note 2 in October. U.S. Cellular was one of the last to release the Galaxy S III so unless it’s first this time or plans change, it may be that all carriers launch the Galaxy Note 2 shortly after the event on October 24th.

If that’s not the case, we don’t expect them to launch the device too long after the event ends, given that the holiday season is coming up and they will want to maximize profits.

That means that an early November release window is likely should late October not come to fruition.

Lots of Demand, Especially At Verizon

We fully expect these devices to fly off shelves on release day, especially the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 which may become hard to find if the carrier decides to launch a pre-order. Many, many users were furious with Verizon for not offering the original Galaxy Note and now that the Note 2 is coming to its 4G LTE network, plenty of people will be glad that they waited.

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You should be able to get a Galaxy Note 2 on release date.

We also expect demand to be high at AT&T and Sprint. AT&T now offers a larger 4G LTE network and Sprint customers have been waiting for a Galaxy Note offering for quite some time as well.

Users looking to get a device on its release date shouldn’t expect a sell out though. The device will likely be available across the board on its release dates.



  1. Dave

    10/05/2012 at 11:14 am

    Will Samsung being selling the Note 2 directly to consumers or will it only be sold through carriers? I’m Canadian, so I’d like to get the phone, but I have no use for the American network phone plan that the carrier will want to sell along with the phone.

    • justin

      10/05/2012 at 1:15 pm

      You’ll have to get the n7100 note 2. This is the internationally unlocked phone.

      • justin

        10/05/2012 at 1:20 pm

        The unlocked version will cost about 800 USD without a contract through your respective carrier.

    • cassidy

      10/05/2012 at 6:52 pm

      You can buy a phone through one of the US carriers unlocked at full retail price.

    • Eddie Gallagher

      10/06/2012 at 6:11 am

      Most Canadian Telcos said they would releasing the GN2, probably around the same time as in the US. Wait for one of them. It will be cheaper and work in your area.

    • Eric

      10/06/2012 at 5:02 pm

      It will be sold to anyone you don’t have to be a carrier

  2. tivo

    10/05/2012 at 11:37 am

    vodafone, O2, orange and a few others are selling the international version online now, unlocked.

  3. tivo

    10/05/2012 at 11:39 am

    they are UK based

  4. Shawn Black

    10/05/2012 at 3:35 pm

    This is joke, I check regularly on all sites with the same outcome. They give you vague information and stick in the same stale template of specifications. I’m switching over from the iPhone but I already see that Samsung does not have the same discipline as Apple.

  5. djmindseye

    10/05/2012 at 5:01 pm

    I’m excited to have a phone that’s this big and is as fast as it says it is, but samsung I have noticed puts alot of new stuff out very fast without testing it very well, can’t wait to see more reviews. I had bought a instinct back before androids it ws the biggest piece of trash I ever bought and they didnt give to whhots about me neither did sprint.

    • David noble

      10/07/2012 at 10:34 pm

      Yes but you have trust me on this one ,, Samsung has come along way since that phone, I have a new iPhone five and the galaxy S3 and the galaxy S3 is better by far. That’s why I’m trading in the galaxy S3 for the galaxy note,,, I work in the business so it’s easy for me to get trade ups.

  6. Munch

    10/06/2012 at 9:57 am

    I am patiently awaiting the GN2. I hope it is as good as the specs I have been reading. I am switching from the iphone 4S back to andriod. The iphone is so lame and boring. One thing I will miss is the customer service of apple…I have to give that to them!

  7. Miki Marcu

    10/15/2012 at 10:15 am

    Where can one buy this?

  8. Kyle Diez

    10/17/2012 at 12:47 pm

    Did you write that 4G LTE does not yet exist in the States? Did I read that right? hahahahahahahahaha

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