Much to everyone’s surprise, Samsung’s Galaxy Note “phablet” was a big hit among tech users all over the world, selling an average of a million units per month for the last seven months. However, the Note still has a few aces up its sleeve, one being an expansion in the US, beyond AT&T, the only carrier to be selling the “monster” for now.
T-Mobile has always been the most likely US carrier to “embrace” the Galaxy Note after AT&T and we now have two fresh new leaks confirming the phablet’s imminent release on Magenta. First off, we have an FCC certification for a Samsung SGH-T879, believed to be for a while the codename of the Note on T-Mo.
According to the certification documents, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note will come with 2G data coverage on 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, as well as 3G support on 850/1700/1900 MHz. An NFC antenna can also be spotted on the future phone’s battery cover, but it remains to be seen if T-Mo will be enabling NFC or locking it, like AT&T has done.
Although we’re almost certain that the SGH-T879 is in fact T-Mo’s Galaxy Note, the guys at PocketNow are reporting that the device’s height is significantly far off from that of the original Note. We’re talking about a difference of 34 mm, which might well mean that we’re dealing with a whole different device, but then again it might just be an error or a measuring of the phone’s internal height.
The second leak we picked up on the Galaxy Note for T-Mobile comes straight from Tmonews, our most reliable source of rumors and information on the carrier. David Beren reports on what he calls an “up to date” inventory sheet showing a “Galaxy Note Navy Blue Demo” set to arrive in T-Mobile stores. There’s no date mentioned in the document, but the earlier rumored July 11 now seems the most likely timestamp for the new Note’s release.
Keep a close eye on our site over the next weeks if you think you’ll be interested in a T-Mobile Galaxy Note and we’ll surely keep you up to date on the topic!