New photos confirm the carrier will launch the smartphone at some point
We have new evidence that points to a future Samsung Galaxy Note release at T-Mobile USA. No later than two days ago we saw a few screenshots taken from an alleged T-Mobile Galaxy Note presented as proof for the upcoming launch of the phablet.Today, the folks over at TmoNews published the first live pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Note with T-Mobile’s branding tagged on it.
Additional proof that the smartphone will indeed make its debut at T-Mobile USA comes from the fact that several carrier-specific apps and services are also shown in these pictures, including T-Mobile Name ID, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile TV and My T-Mobile.
So far, there have been no details on the phone’s availability or price tag, but T-Mobile USA customers should consider themselves lucky that the Galaxy Note is coming to their carrier after all.
There’s more good news as T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box. That will save customers the pain of having to wait for an update that will probably come too late to make it worth.
As expected, T-Mobile’s own branded Galaxy Note features the same design layout as the AT&T variant, so expect this one to come with a four-touch sensitive buttons instead of the large D-pad available on the European version.
The battery cover also features a smoother texturized pattern, whereas the European model has a shiny back cover that feels rather cheap.
On the inside, the smartphone will pack a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
It will come bundled with the famous S Pen stylus that can be used for a variety of apps, allowing for taking screenshots, making drawings, handwriting, or writing notes.