AT&T customers anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on the carrier's network can breathe a sigh of relief, for the phablet is now available for pre-order from the nation's second largest wireless carrier.
While the device won't hit shelves until Nov. 9, customers clamoring to get a hold of Samsung's follow-up to last year's surprise hit can reserve themselves a unit on AT&T's website. The Android 4.1-powered handset, which will run on the carrier's 4G LTE network, is priced at $300 with a two-year contract.
With T-Mobile launching the 5.5-inch device yesterday for $70 more than its competitors, and Sprint making its iteration available today, AT&T is a little late to the game. Yet, Verizon customers will have to wait the longest, as Big Red started taking pre-orders today, but won't start shipping Sammy's latest gadget until Nov. 27.
Bigger and Better
Samsung's Galaxy Note II features a slew of improvements compared to its predecessor, which AT&T is currently selling for $200 with a two-year contract, including a higher screen resolution of 1280 x 720. Packing a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, which Brighthand found to be incredibly swift and powerful in our review of the Note II, the tabletphone houses a 3100 mAh battery and dual cameras, with an 8-megapixel rear- and 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooters.
The newest iteration will ship with 16GB of built-in storage, though users can add more space via a microSD card. AT&T's version will be able to access this carrier's 4G LTE network.
While the first Note was initially met with criticism for its large screen size, it soon found a following among consumers looking for a smartphone with a tablet-worthy display. With Samsung hyping the second-generation Note as even better than before, it remains to be seen if the device will be as popular as the original.
Interested? Be sure to read Brighthand's review of the Samsung Galaxy Note II.