Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 smartphone will likely launch on Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile USA later this year
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 Android smartphone will reportedly be launching on Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile USA sometime later this year. The carrier models were all tipped by a collection of smartphone system dump information and screenshots showing the phone running on Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile networks.
While the leaked information doesn't reveal many details, it does give us model numbers. AT&T's Galaxy Note 2 will reportedly be the SGH-I317, Verizon's is the SCH-I605, Sprint Nextel's is the SPH-L710 and T-Mobile USA’s is the SGH-T889. All model numbers fall in line with the carriers' previous Samsung models, so the numbers do seem legit.
According to the screenshots, the carrier models will all sport quad-core Exynos 4412 chipsets and Super AMOLED HD displays. The choice of the Exynos 4412 is a bit strange, especially considering most all Galaxy devices sport Qualcomm chipsets for LTE support. Perhaps Samsung got the 4G LTE kinks worked out with Exynos this time around, though.
Significantly, the U.S. models will also likely be similiar in design to the international model and will probably carry the Galaxy Note branding. We don't really have any information confirming this, of course, but the U.S. Galaxy S3 was almost exactly the same as the international variant.
Other than these few details, we don't know about release dates or pricing, so we are still left a bit in the dark. The fall starts in just a few weeks, though, so we should find out more soon as Samsung will probably be making a holiday push with the Note 2.
Are you excited about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 coming to your carrier? Or is the Note 2 just too darn big?