Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 2 phablet is still somewhat hard to procure in its subsidized flavor in the US and Canada, but if you want to break free from carrier restrictions, here’s a deal that will make you burst with excitement.
The factory unlocked GNote 2 goes for just $579.99 from DailySteals, down from a “list price” of $999.99 and a real price of around $670-700 on other retailers. The catch? Well, there doesn’t seem to be one, as far as we can tell, unless you count the limited time you have to take advantage of the deal.
As its name clearly points out, DailySteals is a website that offers special offers valid for 24 hours only, and this particular promotion is no exception, being ready to run out in around 12 hours… and counting. Both the white and gray versions of the Galaxy Note 2 model number GT-N7100 are being sold for 580 bucks, and no matter which version you’ll choose you will get a one year international warranty.
While this international Note 2 should work fine on any and every network around the world, including on US carriers, do keep in mind that the phablet comes with EDGE/GPRS support on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies and HSPA+ speeds, but not 4G LTE.
Other than that, you shouldn’t sacrifice much, because all the other expected treats are there, including Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a super-snappy 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pix res, 2 gigs of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, a 3,100 mAh battery, NFC and so on and so forth.
There’s also S Pen support for those of you more creative than the average, and we’ve all seen what that can mean in a skilled hand. Any takers?