After T-Mobile USA, Sprint and US Cellular, AT&T released Samsung’s Android flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note II.
Confirmed to arrive at AT&T on November 6, the phablet made it on time and is now available for purchase for as low as $300/€235 with a new two-year agreement.
Unlike Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and enhanced S Pen apps.
We expect the smartphone to receive further software upgrades in the following months, including Android 4.2.
Hardware-wise, the Galaxy Note II is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market as the device comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, which is complemented by a Mali-400MP GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Samsung announced it would launch three Galaxy Note II models, each with different amount of storage: 16, 32 and 64GB. For the time being, AT&T only offers the 16GB version, but users can further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
All in all, the phone’s main selling point is the stunning 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
The smartphone also boasts an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
In the same piece of news, Samsung already released the Android .1 Jelly Bean open source files for AT&T Galaxy Note II, so Android enthusiasts and tech-savvy can start to tinker with the phone’s software. Check it out here.