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The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note will be available Feb. 19 for $299 on contract, Samsung announced this morning. It'll be available in carbon blue and ceramic white, and preorders will begin Feb. 5 and will be delivered by Feb. 17.

Along with the phablet itself -- remember that this bad boy is 5.3 inches -- there are a number of accessories available, including a desktop dock, spare battery charger, flip cover case and pen holder kit.

Be sure to check out our hands-on video with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note from CES earlier this month. We've got the full release after the break.

Create, capture and share in new ways with the samsung galaxy note, available from at&t feb. 19

AT&T’s Latest 4G LTE Device Offers Customers a New Way to Communicate and Collaborate

DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2012 –

Key Facts

  • Previously announced at AT&T’s Developer Summit leading up to the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Note™ arrives in carbon blue and ceramic white at AT&T* stores beginning Feb. 19 for $299.99 with a two-year agreement.
  • Customers excited to get their hands on this dream device even earlier can pre-order at or any AT&T company-owned retail store beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 for delivery by Feb. 17.
  • The Galaxy Note combines the best features of a smartphone with the larger viewing screen of a tablet and advanced technology in the S Pen™ -- delivering an all-in-one device that allows users to work more efficiently and maintain productivity, while communicating in a unique, personal way.
  • Galaxy Note boasts the world’s first 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED™ screen (1280x800), one of the largest screens on a smartphone, for sharp, clear colors and readability – both indoors and out.  With the expansive high-resolution screen that provides an immersive viewing experience, customers can take full advantage of the large display, to create and consume more.
  • The Galaxy Note includes a highly advanced tool called the S Pen, which delivers fast, responsive and precise control to create fine lines and detail on the device display, much like an ink pen and pad of paper.  With the S Pen, users can easily sketch drawings, jot down notes, or write emails and texts quickly and easily in free-form handwriting.
  • S Memo™, a multimedia application designed to capture all forms of user-created content captured by the S Pen, allows for pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings to be combined via a single application, converted to a ‘memo’, and shared as desired.
  • It also includes a smart professional planning tool that makes full use of the device’s large screen. The calendar integrates the phone’s to-do list and schedule; control and navigation is intuitive, helping customers comprehensively organize their lives.
  • An easy screen-capture function also allows users to instantly save any screen, which can also be annotated with the S Pen before being saved or shared.
  • Users can communicate in personal, creative ways expanding beyond traditional sharing methods with the Galaxy Note.

The Galaxy Note features a unique portfolio of custom designed optional accessories including:

  • Desktop Dock to get the most out of your Galaxy Note at home
  • Spare Battery Charging System that allows for a convenient backup charging solution
  • Protective Flip Cover Case, available in multiple colors including tan, black, pink, red, white, blue.
  • Galaxy Note S Pen Holder Kit which offers a solution for users in need of a more additional writing instrument. With a spare S Pen included, the S Pen Holder secures the navigation tool inside and offers a comfortable grip and allows for more detailed use.

The Galaxy Note is also compatible with the following universal accessories:  Micro USB Adapter, HDTV Smart Adapter, Car Power Charger with Detachable Data Cable (Micro USB), Micro USB Data Cable, Travel Charger (Detachable with USB to Micro USB Cable), and the premium Refined Sound wired headset.


Beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 customers will have the option to pre-order the Note at http://www.att.comgalaxynote or by visiting an AT&T company-owned retail store.  Pre-orders processed by Feb. 15 will arrive by Feb. 17 at customers’ homes.


“The Galaxy Note brings a new level of efficiency to busy customers who would normally rely on multiple devices,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “This new breed of smartphone helps consumers accomplish more with a single device than ever before.  The unique all-in-one experience can simplify daily life while tapping into AT&T’s 4G LTE network to let customers work even faster.”

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets.  4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available.  Deployment ongoing.  Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.  Learn more at

Limited-time offer. Samsung Galaxy Note requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo) and min monthly data plan ($20/mo). Subject to Wireless Customer Agrmt. Credit approval req’d. Activ fee $36/line. Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions and restrictions apply, and may result in svc termination. Coverage and svcs not avail everywhere. Taxes and other charges apply. Data ( If usage exceeds your monthly data allowance, you will automatically be charged overage for additional data provided. Early Termination Fee ( After 30 days, ETF up to $325. Restocking fee up to $35. Other Monthly Charges/line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc charges, fees and charges for other gov’t assessments. These are not taxes or gov’t req’d charges. Visit a store or to learn more about wireless devices and services from AT&T.



Reader comments

AT&T Galaxy Note available Feb. 19 for $299, preorders start Feb. 5


Really disappointed to see the $299 price point, at that price, it makes it almost bearable to get a new unlocked international note on ebay for $650

I was really hoping AT&T would not follow Verizon in raising the price of phones.
This could be a hoot when the iPhone is raised a $100 to price in line. Image the hell that will be raised over that. Sadly I could see the iPhone getting a cheaper price and everything thing else gets screwed.

You expected less? $300 is the standard price for all new high-end smartphones: Galaxy Nexus, Droid RAZR (when it first came out) & RAZR MAXX, iPhone 4S, Galaxy S2 (when they first came out)

that thing will drop to $200 in a couple of months.

What? As stated, $300. is a common entry price for an LTE device, and this is more than a phone, it is a minni tablet that you can take with you. My wife paid $300, less company discount, for her Razr, and this is more phone - bigger display, battery, s-pen, etc. I am frugal, and I don't mind paying it. It is well worth it compared to other phones.

I recommend people get a case for it though, and that will add some cost. The beautiful gorilla glass occupies the total upper surface and warrants some bevel protection against a flat drop.

How much is the off contract price and can you pre order for the off contract price? If the off contract price is near that I think will get the international version.

Honestly, this is what I expected the price to be (for better or worse). And I must say... When/if it comes to Sprint, I'd pay it.

I fully expected $299. That is the new price point for the top of the line phones. Everyone better get used to that.

No they shouldn't, subsidized prices have slowly been creeping up, pretty soon it will be $400 for top tier devices, are we supposed to get used to that?

I wonder if this means that AT&T will not be getting a Galaxy Nexus... I also wonder which processor this one will get?

Also, the more expensive they make on-contract phone prices the more likely it is that I will simply buy them outright for full price and sell my old one. At least you aren't tied down and it doesn't end up costing any more depending on how long you wait to upgrade.

I'd say not, at least not for some time anyways.
That said, I have a GSM GNex and wish I would've ordered the Note instead (ICS is nice and all, but will be better when more devs support it).
Currently trying to sell the Nexus to offset the price of the off-contract Note.

I think we can all kiss the Galaxy Nexus on AT&T goodbye. Phil missed that one.

Also, the difference between $200 and $300 over a two year contract is about $4.17 a month. The up front money shouldn't dissuade anyone from buying this handset.

Yea, that's real bright. Pay over twice the price so you aren't tied down! Amazon's price as of today is $684. for the unlocked version. Why not buy on contract now, save $384.,then if you are impatient, and have money to burn buy your next phone at retail?

Of course it means the Nexus will not come to AT&T. Why should it? Who cares? No gorilla glass, no removable SD, slower processor, lousy battery life, no S-pen, and only a 4.3" usable screen. I can't believe Nexus hype still has a hold on some people.

The Note will have ICS in a few months. Samsung already announced it, and it is already running on rooted units sold overseas.

Ah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm interested in this phone, but the price and the carrier make me hesitant. I've also heard there are issues with it freezing up.

Using the Note on AT&T via Amazon import. It is already my favorite phone even with Gingerbread. With the promised ICS upgrade, Note will be fantastic. CPU performance is strong. Enabling a complex database filter (a CPU intensive task) takes 4 seconds to complete with the Note, 7 seconds with the Galaxy Nexus, 9 seconds with Transformer Prime, 12 seconds with iPad 2, and 23 seconds with an iPhone 4. The Note's CPU is a screamer at least with the imported version.

Hey now, give the Note its due. This is the first Note with LTE. Yeah, a little trade off was necessary for the processor, but overall I think this will be a capable handset.

I agree, this looks like a great piece of tech and I'm planning to plunk down my cash on this handset. My big question, though, is whether AT&T (not Samsung) is promising an ICS update. The Samsung ICS update is for the international version. AT&T is notorious for not upgrading their handsets, which is a true shame.

Also, does anybody know where to find accessories (specifically a screen protector) compatible with the AT&T version and NOT the international version? I know, most accessories will work for both. But screen protectors are different because of the variant form factor.

All I want to know is why does AT&T always get the best hardware? Why can't Sprint get this? I'd trade my EVO 3D for this in a nanosecond. But now, if want this awesome device I either have to overpay for it unlocked or get on crappy AT&T.

I am glad Sprint is getting the Galaxy Nexus over this. I am sure Sprint will get the Galaxy S3 as well later too. I am happy with Sprint's offerings. The Nexus S 4G is plenty powerful enough until the G-Nex is released. I have a tablet already so this doesn't interest me in the least.

I can't bring myself to be excited by this. From most of what I have seen, to get the top speed LTE service, I have to take a lower performing processor. If I go with processor by grabbing the international version, then I am stuck at 3G speeds. So either way I'm stuck for a while with some part of my "cutting edge" phone being substandard. Now I grant that I am on WiFi much of the time, but it is the principal of the thing.

I also just don't know if I want something with buttons. After seeing that the lack of them on the GNex (the supposed flagship device), I wonder if they are going to be a preference of the minority thing, like physical keyboards are now. I'm going to wait and see what happens. Samsung has to have a new processor that will pair with the faster radios in the works. I'm guessing their waiting to debut it with the Galaxy S-III... which we probably won't see until months after the International version is release anyway, but we'll see.

Go read reviews about the T-Mobile SGS2 vs the normal non-LTE SGS2. Whatever differences that are seen between the two will be slightly more exagurated on the Note. Better yet, go to an AT&T store and play with a skyrocket (same CPU as note) vs the standard SGS2 (slower version of international notes CPU). See if you can tell the difference.

What "cutting edge" phone is cutting edge everywhere. Every phone has comprimises. You just have to find the ones you can deal with the best, that nails the features that mean the most to you.

Even the galaxy nexus has comprimises in processor and camera.

I never and would never buy a subsidized phone from a carrier. It is why our plans are so expensive in the states. Especially since shelf life on modern smartphones is 20 days.

if you like the carrier and plan to stay there for a while it makes sense to buy a subsidized phone. you are paying the same monthly bill regardless - you might as well get an up front subsidy.

Not really, the G-Note will be leaps and bounds better than the Galaxy Nexus. Once you get past ICS all the Note's hardware will give most users a better device experience. It's a shame Samsung handicaps the Nexus like this in favor of it's own TouchWiz-enabled flagship devices.

Really 300.00 wait about 2 weeks to a month should be 200.00 I dont get the pricing seems only Sprint so far hasn't done the 299.99 phone I guess we will see that soon with them too Im done getting a new phone ever year.Ill be buying that $250 quad core tablet instead

Either way it goes whether its the Nexus or the Note by the time Sprint gets it the phone will already be old like always. Just like with the Nexus S. Tmobile had the thing for what, 6 months before Sprint announced it? I really just can't get excited about a phone coming available when it's already been out nearly a year in other places. Then as soon as you buy it the next model is already available. And honestly i'd rather have the note as the Nexus has had all types of bug problems in the VZW model.

here's my 2 cents on the different processors. do any of you remember when the US varients of the GS2 was annouced? we were all told that the T-Mobile version was getting a faster (1.5ghz) processor to be able to keep up with the Sprint and at&t versions (1.2ghz exynos). The International Note is running a 1.4 ghz exynos. The at&t version is still only at 1.5ghz. That snapdragon probably needs to be upped to 1.8-2.0ghz to have the same "power" as the 1.4ghz exynos. I hope the next generation exynos is LTE compatible.

All this controversy over the Note speed is ridiculous. This thing is lightening fast. ICS will speed this baby up even more. Do a search comparing the latest Gingerbread with ICS. Some brower speeds increase by 550%.

Check out the You tube evaluations of all the major players in the Android community. Professional evaluators are praising its speed, not complaining about it. The only people murmuring are people in blogs who don't have it yet.

The Note is awesome, and I plan on pre-ordering it. If you can't live with the size, that's one thing, but as for the unit itself, it is practical, fast, exceptionally beautiful, and the best android offering on the planet right now.

I anticipate it will be a tremendous success.

I'm getting the note and throwing my dell in the trash. Ics 4.0.? Will be available soon too so 5.3 + 4.0.?? Its real nice that AT&T got the phone. I +1 for att.

Well i am really excited for this device. I have had the iphone 3G for 2 years now and I am sick of it! i have been researching phones for 3 months now and I decided the Note has everything im looking for. im ok with the price because i was worried it was gonna be like $400. the $299.99 price tag is do-able. Not only am I done with iphone, i think im done with apple in general. I paid almost $1000 for my first generation ipad and it turned into a paper weight. I always went to my phone or a computer before i touched the ipad. This device will be the best of both worlds. For me at least.