Verizon Galaxy Note 2 spotted, release date not available; U.S. Cellular to get it too
We have just showed you all you need to know about the Galaxy Note 2, but we have one more tiny detail to add to the list of Galaxy Note 2 news, a detail that has just surfaced. It appears that in addition to the T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T Galaxy Note 2 leaks – in that particular order – we also have a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 rumor for you.
According to Brief Mobile, the SCH-I605 is Big Red’s Galaxy Note flavor, although there’s no official confirmation from the carrier right now. As for launch dates, we don’t have such information for you at this time either, but we’ll remind you that Samsung did confirm the handset will be released in the States by the end of the year.
In addition to the screenshot above that shows the device’s code name, the publication has also found pictures uploaded from that device with the handset on Flickr, which means someone at Verizon has been testing the device already. Here’s one such photo dated August 16, well ahead of Samsung’s August 29 Unpacked mobile event in Berlin where the phablet was officially unveiled:
In fact, here are some more details about the Verizon version, when it comes to specs and features:
Our source claims the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 will be equipped with a quad-core Exynos processor and 4G LTE service. It will look identical to the international model, but have Verizon badging all over. Even the home button is branded. (We are working on getting pictures of that).
Moreover, the same publication reveals that in addition to the Big Four, regional carrier U.S. Cellular is also going to have the Galaxy Note 2 in stock, so we’re looking at five rumored mobile operators rumored to launch the Galaxy Note 2 in the coming months in the USA.
This is certainly an interesting approach from Samsung for this market, compared to the original Galaxy Note U.S. launch – AT&T only launched the device in early 2012, more than three months after its IFA 2011 announcement, with T-Mobile jumping on board the Galaxy Note bandwagon just recently, and only for a limited time before retiring the phablet.
What carrier are you buying this device from?