Major carrier AT&T has just announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on its airwaves. The smartphone will be up for pre-order starting October 25 for $299.99 USD (230 EUR) with a new two-year agreement.
The operator also confirmed that Galaxy Note II would go on sale beginning November 9. This is a bit unfortunate for Samsung
, as Nokia is expected to launch its Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8 on November 4. It will be interesting to see exactly when AT&T kicks off pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920.
Unveiled back in September at the IFA 2012 trade fair, Samsung Galaxy Note II is the South Korean company’s new Android flagship smartphone.
The device comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor with powerful graphics capabilities thanks to the Mali-400MP GPU.
Even though the Galaxy Note II bigger than the previous model, it’s thinner and narrower and it offers longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S Pen.
As expected, the Galaxy Note II will offer full support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network and it will ship running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
boasts a stunning 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, which features HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.
It also comes with the same 8-megapixel camera that has been included with Galaxy S III model. The camera enables users to share photos with friends through Share Shot, while S Beam allows them to share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III devices.
The smartphone packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot. A secondary 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls is available as well.