US Cellular announced that Samsung’s up and coming successor to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 2, will be coming to their stores this Friday, October 26th. Customers are able to continue pre-ordering until the end of today (Thursday), and then orders will begin shipping off to their destinations as early as tomorrow. This lines up very nicely with Sprint getting ready to launch their variant of the handset in a few hours here. Pricing is very similar to other carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. It will be set at $299 with a new two-year agreement.
$299 is a quite a bit of money to just hand out, but when you keep in mind that this bad boy is touting a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GBs of RAM, a massive 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixels), an 8 megapixel rear shooter and a behemoth 3,100mAh battery all running on the coveted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it really is all worth it. Not to mention that you will also get your monies worth after playing around with all of the goodies Samsung has included, such as the S-Pen for example.
Good news is that the Samsung Galaxy Note II on US Cellular is going to remain identical to other carriers’ versions of the device. That means that you’ll be getting the same hardware everyone else is going to be walking around with. Although, one thing I am sure everyone will cheer about is the fact that US Cellular will not be plaguing the device with silly logos and branding!
You can head on over the source link to consider giving this guy a pre-order on US Cellular. One thing that you should note is that it seems it is only available in titanium black at this moment. It does not seem like they are selling a white version of it at this time. If you are looking to get this device without a two-year agreement, it is going to set you back by $799 as opposed to the discounted $299 with a new two-year agreement. Or, if you were willing to wait a bit longer for the device, you can give it a couple weeks and wait for the price to drop and/or go on sale. Although the Galaxy Note 2 is supposedly the best phone on the market (in terms of hardware), it definitely won’t hold that crown for very long in this industry.
Oh, and before you go, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be coming out the box with the latest version of Android: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google is going to be announcing Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie at their Playground event in New York City, and considering the hardware that the Galaxy Note II is boasting of, there is without a doubt that this handset would be able to upgrade to that. That said, you won’t really have to wait for anymore updates from Samsung…for now.
Are you going to be getting a Samsung Galaxy Note II, or are you content with the Galaxy Note or Galaxy S III?
source: US Cellular