The phone will be released on shelves at five wireless carriers
Although it went official with plans to have the large Galaxy Note II smartphone available for purchase in the United States, Samsung did not offer a specific release date for the device.Rumors emerged on a possible launch of the smartphone before the end of this month, yet no official confirmation on the matter has been offered so far.
In fact, Samsung’s website says that the phone will actually be released by mid-November, which could mean that it might have been planned for launch early next month.
“Optimized for the fastest 4G LTE and HSPA+ 42 networks, the Galaxy Note II will be available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular by mid-November,” the handset vendor notes.
Packing a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and a large 5.5-inch touchscreen display, Galaxy Note II will be one of the most powerful and appealing devices in the United States in the coming weeks.
The phone also sports 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal memory, while featuring a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.
“The Galaxy Note II is the first Samsung smartphone to launch with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, which brings stunning graphical capabilities and an upgraded Google Now service, including new features such as contextual search,” Samsung also explains.
“It is also a SAFE-designated device, which means it has additional security features to safe-guard sensitive data and communications.”
On the back, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper with support for 1080p video recording, complemented by front camera for making video calls.
Not only does it sport a wide range of features and capabilities courtesy of custom software that Samsung has packed it with (powered by the S Pen technology), the mobile phone also comes with various personalization options, including Flip Covers from the South Korean mobile phone maker.