The Galaxy Note 2 is Samsung’s latest addition to its high-end Galaxy-branded smartphone lineup, but we still have no idea when the device will hit stores. A recent leak revealed that German customers may get the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 2 LTE version in October and November, respectively, confirming what Samsung said on stage during its special Unpacked IFA 2012 event that we attended a few weeks back.

Samsung also confirmed that the U.S. Galaxy Note 2 versions will hit U.S. stores by the end of the year, but, again, it did not provide any launch dates. Meanwhile, we spotted a variety of leaks that seemed to confirmed that every major U.S. mobile operator, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, but also U.S. Cellular, will get the phablet at some point in the coming months.

Now we hear that the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 may be launched on October 21, precisely one month after Apple’s iPhone 5 hits stores in the U.S. and several other markets, although the new phablet’s release date is yet to be confirmed by the carrier:

BGR has confirmed with a trusted source that AT&T’s (T) upcoming flagship smartphones for the holidays — besides that flagship smartphone, of course — will be launching on October 21st. This will include the Nokia(NOK) Lumia 920 and the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Note II. An AT&T spokesperson had no comment.

We’ll be back with more details on the matter as soon as we have them. In the mean time, let’s hear it from you, AT&T subscribers, are you buying this device first chance you get?