T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2

We have known for a while now that T-Mobile is getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, even if the carrier had yet to officially confirm the news. It is now official, though we still know very little about when it is coming or how it will be priced.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has already started to ship across the globe, but U.S. consumers have had to wait a bit longer. An official confirmation from carriers is always a good sign that the wait is almost over. T-Mobile also told us that it will arrive in “the coming weeks”. Want a more specific date than that? According to the rumor mill, Oct. 24th could very well be the official day for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Keep in mind that the date is only speculation for now, though.

If you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you might wonder what the excitement is all about. Besides following up the critically acclaimed Note as a leading phablet device, it also has extremely impressive specs. Here is a brief rundown of what to expect:

  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5” HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720) display
  • 8MP rear cam, 1.9MP front cam
  • GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 host, NFC
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40,Wi-Fi Direct
  • Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, RGB Light, Barometer
  • 16/32/64GB storage options plus microSD for expansion
  • 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Clearly there is a lot to love. If T-Mobile isn’t your carrier of choice, no worries. The massive Samsung smartphone is also expected to arrive on Sprint, AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. Excited yet?


T-Mobile’s Most Powerful Device, the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, Coming this Fall

With a powerful quad-core processor, large HD screen and exclusive gaming features, the Galaxy Note II offers an amazing 4G experience and superior value on T-Mobile’s nationwide network.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 9, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile), today announced the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note® II. The new smartphone features T-Mobile’s largest smartphone screen — a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED® screen — for an enhanced entertainment experience and improved productivity while using the device. The Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile’s first device with a quad-core processor, featuring Samsung’s 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. In addition, the Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile’s first smartphone shipping with Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and the device’s 3100mAh battery powers up to 15 hours of talk time1.

“The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the latest innovative device to join T-Mobile’s portfolio. It takes the all-in-one device concept to the next level and we anticipate it will replace many standalone devices consumers have today,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “When combined with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Galaxy Note II is a true powerhouse device with exclusive features, amazing 4G experiences and superior value that only T-Mobile can deliver.”

Only T-Mobile Galaxy Note II customers will have access to an exciting new racing game preloaded on the device, which will include three free levels. In addition, T-Mobile’s exclusive version of the racing game will be optimized to interact with a MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System, bringing an immersive, console-quality gaming experience to the palms of T-Mobile customers’ hands.

The Galaxy Note II also enables T-Mobile customers to bring their entertainment to the big screen by wirelessly sharing content, such as games, movies and TV shows on their smartphone, to any HDMI-capable TV via the AllShare Cast feature and AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory. The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory is currently available in T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com for $99.99.

Building on the Premium Suite of productivity features offered with the original Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II delivers an even more robust portfolio of tools for business professionals. The enhanced S Pen™ gives users a more precise and natural writing and drawing experience, making creativity and collaboration a breeze. New applications for the S Pen, such as Air View which gives the ability to preview content simply by hovering the S Pen over an email, calendar entry, image gallery or video, helps Galaxy Note II users get more done – even faster.
The Galaxy Note II is a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) device, providing the ability to securely sync corporate email, calendars, contacts and sensitive information. In addition, the Galaxy Note II includes T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling feature making it easy for T-Mobile customers to make and receive calls no matter where life takes them.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in Titanium Gray and Marble White color options. The smartphone is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers, and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks.


Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • TheBrigan

    About damn time!

  • PeterBlood

    With the iPad Mini coming up shortly you can say “hello and goodbye” to the Galaxy Note II.

    • chris

      Fuuuuuck No!!!

      • PeterBlood

        Heh heh heh… Prepare yourself for the inevitable table scraps market share.

        • Rory Crissman

          If that true, why iPhone 5 so close to iPhone 4S. Even if the iPad Mini is stronger. You can at less upgrade a Note ll better than any Apple product. Custom build is best part. And if I recall all new phone next year. will be much better. But still getting the Note ll for different reasons. It has more plus sides for the s pen. Apple disappointed me yet again this year.

          • PeterBlood

            So close in what way, the initial numbers sold? Apple can’t make them fast enough that’s why. Don’t you read Internet tech news? You can not possibly upgrade any easier than an iPhone. Impossible since there is virtually no effort required and your lucky if your Android phone upgrades at all. Many have been sold stillborn with no chance of an (sometimes promised but undelivered) upgrade. Well yeah you’ll be disappointed if you expect Apple to use an antiquated stylus that’s for sure. There’s nothing remotely disappointing about the iPhone 5. Even Maps works great.

    • lalab0y

      rofl sure buddy..imma dump the note II and just fit the ipad mini into my pocket and bring it on my travels..

      • PeterBlood

        Glad you can see reason. Just sew on a bigger pocket – simple.

    • Joemance

      You ignore the notable difference that the Note 2 can make a phone call.

      • PeterBlood

        There are three or more apps plus Skype that let you do that on iPad too. Oh wait the Note II is a “smart” phone. Coulda fooled me with the Boogie Board Plus size.

        • Will I Breakitinmypocket

          Your comment is self-contradictory. The ipad mini will be as good or better than the note because of it’s similarity in size, plus it can make phone calls, while the note 2, although a better phone, is not good because of it’s Boogie Board Plus size even though similar but smaller than the ipad mini.

          • PeterBlood

            Whatever. Tablets are allowed to be Boogie Boards, phones are not. A lot of people I’ve talked to hate the trend of oversized phones. Even Samsung is making smaller versions of their phones for those who don’t want a klunky phone on steroids. Kinda defeats the purpose of an incredible slim device in your pocket which is way sexier and functionally better unless you’re blind as a bat or have ham-fisted fingers. For example Hagrid or the Hulk would be a prime candidate for one of these Samsung XXXL phones. Most of us mere mortals are not.

    • therealjr

      Hey Peter, you strike me as the kind of guy who wakes up one day and
      decides to lash out at the world because you’re frustrated by your small

      • PeterBlood

        No I don’t suffer from the sort of things you do therealjr. My problem is the opposite. Big and happy!

        BTW take a look at this and weep clueless Fandroiders!

        Apple’s Refreshed iPhone Lineup Stalls Android Sales

        • johnscar

          iphones are for parents and grandmas, just because it sells to elderly people doesnt make it better then anything

          • PeterBlood

            You’ve been watching too many disingenuous false Samsung adverts. The iPhone sells to all ages, including young and old alike because it’s a great phone. Fact is teenagers are coming to the iPhone in droves, switching often from Android.

            It must be nice living in the fantasy world you guys live in here where anything you say can be true no matter how you pull it out of your posterior.

            Teenagers Say They Prefer the iPhone, iPad [Survey]


    “in the coming weeks” is not officially announce we already knew it would happen soon

  • Will I Breakitinmypocket?

    I have seen a lot a reviews of the note 2, and I can’t wait for it’s arrival in the US. However, the one review I have yet to see, and a very important one, is pocketability. How well suited is the Note 2 going to be to carry around? Thanks.