This morning we heard from Samsung that they have coordinated with all five major U.S. carriers to bring the massive Samsung Galaxy Note II to market; now we have heard plans from U.S. Cellular to launch the phone in late October! U.S. Cellular is planning to have the 16 GB Titanium Gray device, and it will be $299.99 with an instant rebate for those who preorder it. Otherwise there is a $100 mail-in rebate to drop the price to $299.99.
The Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to the popular ‘phablet’ that was huge for a phone but small for a tablet yet found a solid global audience. The new version increases the screen size to 5.5 inches (from 5.3), has full 4G LTE support, quad-core Exynos processor, and a 16×9 aspect ratio that makes the screen narrower but taller. The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but is heavily layered with TouchWiz and S-Pen applications.
It is a great looking device that will be in high demand!
Here is the press release:
U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States, have announced the 4G LTE™ Samsung Galaxy Note™ II will be available for customers to preorder today at uscellular.com/note2, and it will be in stores and online in late October. The 16GB Titanium Gray Galaxy Note II will be $299.99 with an instant rebate for those who purchase during the online presale. It will be $299.99 after $100 mail-in rebate when it arrives in stores.
Customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note II from U.S. Cellular receive benefits no other carrier offers, including new devices faster without continuously signing contracts, free Battery Swap and the only points-based rewards program in the industry. The Samsung Galaxy Note II joins U.S. Cellular’s cutting-edge line-up of devices that also includes the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S® III.
Galaxy Note II is designed to enhance the standards of performance, productivity and power in a unique device that combines a powerful smartphone with the best functionality aspects of a tablet. The Galaxy Note II’s brilliant 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen allows for easy viewing of websites, video, crystal clear pictures and videos with vibrant color rendering. Smooth multitasking, fluid gaming and faster navigation will also be noted with the U.S. debut of Samsung’s Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor in combination with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The S Pen creative tool, a long-lasting 3,100 mAh removable battery, an 8-megapixel rear-facing and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording and an additional 64GB available with microSD™ card are just some of many features users will enjoy on this premium mobile device.
“The Samsung Galaxy Note II on the fast 4G LTE network provides our customers with a unique experience that can make work and play easier wherever you are,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “We are once again excited to work with Samsung to bring this caliber of device to our customers to help them stay connected to the people and information important to them.”
The Galaxy Note II is an advanced and versatile device designed to enhance and simplify your life. It is the ultimate multi-tasker, with its unique Pop Up Play picture-in-picture feature allowing users to watch a video while reading an email or sending a text message. Pop Up Note lets users open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen to jot down a quick note during a phone call or other live services. Using the S Pen along with Air View, customers can conveniently and quickly browse photos and documents without opening up folders. The device also features S Beam NFC sharing capability and the Smart Stay eye tracking feature made popular on the Samsung Galaxy S III are also available on the Galaxy Note II.