T-Mobile is the first carrier to offer the new handset, but it is also charging $70 more than Sprint, which will soon release the device at $300 with contract. AT&T is also going to ask $300 when it introduces this model next month. Charging more than competing carriers has become something of a tradition for T-Mobile, as the carrier also charged $80 more for the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Price and Availability
Starting today, the Galaxy Note II is available both online at T-Mobile.com and at T-Mobile retailers. The handset is offered in both marble white and titanium grey for $370 with a two-year contract
As mentioned before, both Sprint and AT&T will offer the tabletphone for $300 with two-year contracts. Sprint will release its version of the device tomorrow, while AT&T is set to start offering the handset starting Nov. 9.
Samsung says both Verizon and U.S. Cellular will eventually offer the Galaxy Note II, but when and at what prices has not yet been revealed.
More about the Galaxy Note II
The Galaxy Note II offers a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built in memory with micro-SD compatibility. The device runs on Google’s latest version of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, is powered by a 3100 mAh battery, and comes equipped with both an 8-megapixel rear- and 1.9-megapixel front-facing cameras.
Other versions will include suport for 4G LTE, but not T-Mobile’s, as this telecom does not have an LTE network.
For more information on the new Samsung phablet be sure to see Brighthand’s Samsung Galaxy Note II Review.