Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. launch party planned for October 24

September 27, 2012

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    Samsung has started sending out press invitations for a new event announcing β€œThe next big thing is here.” The invites make it clear that we should look to October 24th for a press event. The exact venue isn’t mentioned, though it does say it will take place at 7PM in New York City. Considering that we already have the Note 10.1 tablet out in the wild, the stylus in the invite seems to hint strongly that the Note 2′s upcoming U.S. launch will be the focus of the event.

    The Note 2 arrived in South Korea yesterday and Samsung has already confirmed it plans to roll out the phablet to 128 countries via 260 carriers. Samsung also made it clear that its new smartphone would reach the U.S. and UK starting in October, so the timing for this event seems to concide with everything we’ve heard so far.

    For those that need a reminder, the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 2 brings some pretty impressive specs to the table. Here’s the skinny on what the phablet has to offer:

    • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Size: 80 x 151.1 x 9.4mm thin – thinner than its predecessor
    • Weight: 180 grams
    • 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 16/32/64GB on-board memory
    • microSDHC support of up to 64GB of additional storage
    • 8-megapixel rear-camera with Auto Focus, LED flash and HD video recording
    • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
    • HSPA+ support
    • 4G LTE connectivity (in selected markets)
    • NFC technology
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • USB 2.0 support
    • A-GPS and Glonass support
    • 3,100mAh removable battery with faster charging – bigger capacity than its predecessor
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board out of the box with TouchWiz UI on top
    • Redesigned S-Pen: wider and longer to offer better grip. The stylus now has a rubber tip to offer an experience more similar to pen and paper
    • Colors: Marble White and Titanium Grey

    Besides the likely October release, what else do we know about the Note 2 U.S. release pricing and timeframe? It’s already been confirmed that five carriers are getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the states: U.S. Cellular, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The first carrier to get it will be the smallest of the five, U.S. Cellular – the pricing with a two-year contract is $299.99. After U.S. Cellular’s late-October launch, the big four carriers will follow with early-to-mid November releases.

    Do you plan to upgrade to Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 2?

    Comments

    • Drazhar

      Looking forward to it.

    • http://twitter.com/_KID_ANDROID_ KID ANDROID

      Absolutely dieing to get my hands on this beast, it’s the ultimate device & I see it becoming the best selling device of 2012 & possibly of all time. It just sucks that it was only a few months back that I got the original Galaxy Note & broke my first one after only a month, so I’m on my second one in only a few months. My wife will kill me if I get this new one right at launch but I’ll be getting it eventually…….. I hope (fingers crossed) – KID ANDROID

      • Stanislav

        it wont be the best seller for 2012 thats for sure, it only has 2-3 months of the year to reach that…

      • gjsanchezm

        No NFC… only thing missing to be the best phone ever

        • TAUSMC

          It does have a NFC chip too. They just didn’t post it on here.

    • Jp

      OMG I’ve been putting of my upgrates for this very day still to come. Worth the wait

    • utvballman

      Definitely looking forward to this phablet. Still using my original Droid. Just not sure if I want to stay with Verizon or go back to Sprint for the unlimited data plans. Supposedly I can stay unlimited with Verizon if I buy this device unsubsidsed. Any word on full price?

    • gjsanchezm

      No NFC?, a missed opportunity to be what would’ve been THE PERFECT PHONE… I’ll buy an S3 instead to replace my aging HTC Desire then… what a shame.

      • TAUSMC

        They have the NFC Chip on this phone. Android phones have been putting them in on all their new phones.

    • The_Canadian

      I have seen NFC in the stats on other spec sheets for the Note 2

    • The_Canadian

      On the samsung website I they write about it, calling it the “S Beam”

    • AjayS

      Come on guys – you really think Samsung is not gonna put NFC on this bad boy? They have to so that all Galaxy line phones can share files through A Beam. It’s already confirmed.

      http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/#soon

    • AjayS

      Come on guys – you really think Samsung is not gonna put NFC on this bad boy? They have to so that all Galaxy line phones can share files through A Beam. It’s already confirmed.

      http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/#soon

    • AjayS

      Come on guys – you really think Samsung is not gonna put NFC on this bad boy? They have to so that all Galaxy line phones can share files through A Beam. It’s already confirmed.

      http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/#soon

    • Alex Cordova

      Definitely going to be getting this device, just wish it would hurry up! My 2 year contract was over last month and I am ready to give up my DROID X running Gingerbread lol

    • http://profiles.google.com/arther.casillas Arther Casillas

      fuck yeah. im getting this for my wife. P.S. My nexus chews through extended batteries like chiclets.

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