AT&T announces the price and release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

by: Robert NelsonOctober 23, 2012

AT&T has become the latest U.S. based carrier to confirm the pricing and the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And interestingly enough, AT&T will have the Note 2 available a few weeks later than Sprint. That being said, lets dive right in with the details. AT&T will have the Galaxy Note 2 priced at $299.99 on a two-year agreement.

The handset will be available beginning on November 9 and pre-orders will be available on October 25. Just to make the comparison, Sprint will have the Galaxy Note 2 available for sale on October 25. In other words, both carriers are charing the same, however Sprint users will get hands on a few weeks ahead of the AT&T users. Still, probably not something that would convince a carrier switch (assuming you were happy with your AT&T coverage).

AT&T also noted that the original Galaxy Note will remain available and priced at $199.99 on a two-year agreement.

One of the differences between the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 2 includes a bigger display. The Galaxy Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The other differences include the processor, battery life and overall size. The Galaxy Note 2 is thinner and lighter, has a larger battery (3100 mAh as opposed to 2500 mAh) and a quad-core processor. Speaking specifically, the Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. Otherwise, the Galaxy Note 2 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with specs to include 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 4G LTE connectivity.

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AT&T Announces Samsung Galaxy Note II Available Nov. 9, Pre-orders Begin Oct. 25

Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at

Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S Pen™. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy Note™ at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.

The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S Beam™ lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

  • Still waiting for the Verizon announcement….

  • switching to sprint.. FINAL ANSWER

    • Waiting for the Jesus phone # 2more days

    • Rocky Martino

      Sprint great if you live near one of their 5 towers with LTE. They should catch up to ATT and Verizon by 2020

  • Frustrated

    So what the hell is Verzion waiting on?

    • Bill

      Verizon needs to make sure they can add all their bloatware to the device before releasing it.

      • Alex Cordova

        which is very annoying Im at the point right now that whoever gets it first ATT or Verizon will get my business lol

  • Ay

    Ughh…If I didn’t have my entire family on AT&T, I would switch…waiting 2 weeks will be torture

    • Err0xx

      i wish it was coming sooner but ill be waiting more than 2 weeks- no way in hell im getting another 16gb phone. i have over 200 apps and several games well over a gig. cant install play store apps to external sd and 16gb just isnt enough. 64gb Note 2 wait is on.

      • Melissa Kelser

        Maybe if you had a life you could spend less time with your phone.

        • Err0xx

          Maybe if I wasn’t currently stationed at a Marine base 1200 miles from my wife and family I wouldn’t spend as much time with my phone either. Considering my family is my life, and my phone is my only link to them, its quite important.

          Maybe if YOU had a life you’d do something to contribute to society other than smartass comments on an internet forum. Now, go back to your basement and be thankful that your parents don’t make you pay rent.

          • Willie

            That was awesome, keep up the good work.

          • M.D.


          • DingusKahn

            Give ’em hell Marine. The enemy that is… Thank you for your service and stay safe.

  • switch. it’s lame that ATT cant even get it as early as sprint. sorry att

  • cya at&t

    I hope verizon sells it sooner. At&t i am so gone. Pathetic that a major carrier is getting it later

  • leoingle

    I really hope you ppl that are talking about switching to Sprint from ATT have alot better reception for Sprint in your area than i do. Because if not, switching for 2 weeks difference is just retarded.

  • CP

    Anyone know if the new Note will have the same button for home as the international version?

  • GMX

    Preorder on Verizon on Oct 25th Release expected Nov 20th