“The end of the year” is way too vague for our tastes, so we have been on the lookout for any piece of news that can give us a more accurate release date for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So far, we found clues about a T-Mobile version of the Note 2, codenamed SGH-T889, while Sprint is supposedly getting its own version, aka SPH-L900.
How about AT&T, the carrier that first brought the original Galaxy Note in the US last year? Well, according to some screenshots presented by BriefMobile, AT&T is indeed getting the new Note 2, sometimes “very soon”.
AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 will bear the SGH-I317 code, while the device’s product name is t0lteatt. BriefMobile’s source claims that the SGH-I317 will be identical in appearance with the international version of the Galaxy Note 2. In the specs department, AT&T’s Note 2 will sport the same Exynos 4412 quad-core processor found in the global version. This means that the previous reports were right – Samsung did find a way to pair their quad-core Exynos chip with an LTE modem, a feat that was previously considered unfeasible.
Along with the leak, BriefMobile produced some alleged screenshots of the AT&T Galaxy Note 2, which show details about the device, as well as a couple of benchmarks scores. The phablet does pretty well, scoring 5912 points in Quadrant and 13551 in AnTuTu. Now, our Darcy LaCouvee got different results when benchmarking an Galaxy Note 2 LTE at IFA last week, so take the scores that float around the web with a bit of salt, until devices are made official.
The release date of the AT&T Galaxy Note is still unknown, but BriefMobile’s insider says that it will be soon. We’ll keep you posted.
AT&T users, are you interested in the new LTE quad-core Galaxy Note 2?