AT&T has become the latest U.S. based carrier to confirm the pricing and the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And interestingly enough, AT&T will have the Note 2 available a few weeks later than Sprint. That being said, lets dive right in with the details. AT&T will have the Galaxy Note 2 priced at $299.99 on a two-year agreement.
The handset will be available beginning on November 9 and pre-orders will be available on October 25. Just to make the comparison, Sprint will have the Galaxy Note 2 available for sale on October 25. In other words, both carriers are charing the same, however Sprint users will get hands on a few weeks ahead of the AT&T users. Still, probably not something that would convince a carrier switch (assuming you were happy with your AT&T coverage).
AT&T also noted that the original Galaxy Note will remain available and priced at $199.99 on a two-year agreement.
One of the differences between the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 2 includes a bigger display. The Galaxy Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The other differences include the processor, battery life and overall size. The Galaxy Note 2 is thinner and lighter, has a larger battery (3100 mAh as opposed to 2500 mAh) and a quad-core processor. Speaking specifically, the Galaxy Note 2 has a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. Otherwise, the Galaxy Note 2 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with specs to include 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 4G LTE connectivity.
[press]AT&T Announces Samsung Galaxy Note II Available Nov. 9, Pre-orders Begin Oct. 25
Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.
Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S Pen™. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy Note™ at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S Beam™ lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.[/press]