US carrier Verizon will also be offering Samsung Galaxy Note II. This is after the device, which was announced late August in Berlin, achieved popularity like Samsung’s flagship. No carrier could resist the temptation of being able to acquire more customers or retain existing ones because of one impressive device.
Brief Mobile first published a story with some screenshots showing Galaxy Note 2, with model number SGH-I317, which is heading straight to AT&T. The same site reported that T-Mobile, Sprint and Bell would also be offering the same device under their respective networks. Basically, almost all carriers in the US will be selling Samsung’s second generation phablet.
When the first generation Galaxy Note was released, Verizon was among the carriers in the US to snob it only to regret its decision as the smartphone-tablet hybrid became considerably popular. If reports are true, then Big Red should have seen something better from GN2. Analysts believe that if there’s something that would make the Note 2 irresistible, it would be the specs and operating system.
Hardware-wise, Galaxy Note 2 will basically set the benchmark higher for other manufacturers with its quad-core processor, better graphics processor, 2GB RAM, Super AMOLED display, and 3100 mAh battery. The same thing goes for its operating system—Android 4.1 Jelly Bean—and features. The fact that it is LTE-capable, everyone can almost be sure Verizon would be offering it considering it is the most aggressive carrier as far as infrastructure upgrade is concerned.
Brief Mobile first reported that AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have a model number SCH-I605 based on the screenshot which was allegedly provided by its source. It further said that US Cellular would also be offering it to its customers. That leaves an impression that all major carriers in the U.S. will be fighting over their piece of the pie in the GN2 market. Release dates, however, are believed to vary.
Neither Verizon nor Samsung confirmed this rumor. But if it is true, the announcement should be done soon.
Source: Brief Mobile