The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is taking the world by storm this fall, with Europeans likely to get access to it as early as October. As for the Note 2 fans in other parts of the world, Samsung has been less specific, only stating that Americans should look for the new phablet in stores by the end of the year.
“The end of the year” is way too vague for our tastes, so we have been on the lookout for any piece of news that can give us a more accurate release date for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So far, we found clues about a T-Mobile version of the Note 2, codenamed SGH-T889, while Sprint is supposedly getting its own version, aka SPH-L900.
How about AT&T, the carrier that first brought the original Galaxy Note in the US last year? Well, according to some screenshots presented by BriefMobile, AT&T is indeed getting the new Note 2, sometimes “very soon”.
AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 will bear the SGH-I317 code, while the device’s product name is t0lteatt. BriefMobile’s source claims that the SGH-I317 will be identical in appearance with the international version of the Galaxy Note 2. In the specs department, AT&T’s Note 2 will sport the same Exynos 4412 quad-core processor found in the global version. This means that the previous reports were right – Samsung did find a way to pair their quad-core Exynos chip with an LTE modem, a feat that was previously considered unfeasible.
Along with the leak, BriefMobile produced some alleged screenshots of the AT&T Galaxy Note 2, which show details about the device, as well as a couple of benchmarks scores. The phablet does pretty well, scoring 5912 points in Quadrant and 13551 in AnTuTu. Now, our Darcy LaCouvee got different results when benchmarking an Galaxy Note 2 LTE at IFA last week, so take the scores that float around the web with a bit of salt, until devices are made official.
The release date of the AT&T Galaxy Note is still unknown, but BriefMobile’s insider says that it will be soon. We’ll keep you posted.
AT&T users, are you interested in the new LTE quad-core Galaxy Note 2?