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Sprint had their turn this morning, now T-Mobile has an announcement of their own for MobileCON. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be landing on T-Mo, as expected, though they're just as vague with pricing and release dates. Both white and grey options will be available, in any case. Last night T-Mobile also announced the LG Optimus L9, and who knows what else they'll unveil before the end of the show. The Galaxy Note 2 is shaping up to be a hugely popular device, and based on our experience, it's worth all of the hype. Here's a quick overview.

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • Display: 5.5” HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera: Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, BSI; Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera, BSI; Best Photo, Best Faces, Low light shot
  • GPS: A-GPS; Glonass
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support) LE; USB 2.0 Host; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi HT40; Wi-Fi Direct; mHL; NFC
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
  • Memory: 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM); microSD (up to 64GB)
  • Dimensions: 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

Keep an eye out for the Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobile shelves "in the coming weeks". T-Mobile customers, are you pumped?

T-Mobile’s Most Powerful Device, the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, Coming this Fall

With a powerful quad-core processor, large HD screen and exclusive gaming features, the Galaxy Note II offers an amazing 4G experience and superior value on T-Mobile’s nationwide network.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 9, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile), today announced the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note® II. The new smartphone features T-Mobile’s largest smartphone screen — a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED® screen — for an enhanced entertainment experience and improved productivity while using the device. The Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile’s first device with a quad-core processor, featuring Samsung’s 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. In addition, the Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile’s first smartphone shipping with Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean and the device’s 3100mAh battery powers up to 15 hours of talk time1.

“The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the latest innovative device to join T-Mobile’s portfolio. It takes the all-in-one device concept to the next level and we anticipate it will replace many standalone devices consumers have today,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “When combined with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Galaxy Note II is a true powerhouse device with exclusive features, amazing 4G experiences and superior value that only T-Mobile can deliver.”

Only T-Mobile Galaxy Note II customers will have access to an exciting new racing game preloaded on the device, which will include three free levels. In addition, T-Mobile’s exclusive version of the racing game will be optimized to interact with a MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System, bringing an immersive, console-quality gaming experience to the palms of T-Mobile customers’ hands.

The Galaxy Note II also enables T-Mobile customers to bring their entertainment to the big screen by wirelessly sharing content, such as games, movies and TV shows on their smartphone, to any HDMI-capable TV via the AllShare Cast feature and AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory. The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory is currently available in T-Mobile retail stores and at for $99.99.

Building on the Premium Suite of productivity features offered with the original Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II delivers an even more robust portfolio of tools for business professionals. The enhanced S Pen™ gives users a more precise and natural writing and drawing experience, making creativity and collaboration a breeze. New applications for the S Pen, such as Air View  which gives the ability to preview content simply by hovering the S Pen over an email, calendar entry, image gallery or video, helps Galaxy Note II users get more done – even faster.
The Galaxy Note II is a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) device, providing the ability to securely sync corporate email, calendars, contacts and sensitive information. In addition, the Galaxy Note II includes T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling feature making it easy for T-Mobile customers to make and receive calls no matter where life takes them.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available in Titanium Gray and Marble White color options. The smartphone is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers, and online via in the coming weeks.


Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gets official for T-Mobile


wtf why don't they just tell us the release date already? I just can't understand these companies. "We're gonna have the best most awesome phone that everyone's gonna wanna buy! But who knows when you can pick it up?!?! :D :D"

What a stupid way to try to make money.

I've always wondered the same thing. They could only be doing it for the sake of customers who don't keep up with pending that they can continue to push old the person who buys the Galaxy S2 with no clue that the Galaxy S3 is only days away. If that's the case they could publish the dates and that person would probably still be none the wiser. I'm waiting for Verizon's version, but realizing how little time I spend with LTE enabled anyway, and having a 32GB iPhone 5 to sell that would cover both ETF and the contract price purchase of the Note 2 at T-mobile, i'm wondering if I just don't go for the T-mobile version. I might seriously start looking at some pros and cons.

I'm using the GS2 on T-Mobile right now and I would so go for it. You'll save tons of money monthly, the HSPA+ is super fast and doesn't hurt battery anywhere near as much as LTE (I have a friend with the RAZR that he converted to a RAZR Maxx and he still leaves LTE off always). The only downside of course is coverage. For me, it doesn't matter. I work and live in HSPA+ covered areas. My GF lives in an edge area, but she has wifi so whatever. As long as you don't do a lot of cross country driving you should be fine, and even then, they tend to cover the busy highways.

I have the SGS3 in white with 32GB of int memory, love this thing. In my area I get over 20MB down and 5MB up during the day. Killer fast. At night it is even faster. I have to get the Note 2 in white with 64 GB of int. memory if possible. What a matching set, I am in heaven. I must be loosing my mind but I don't care.
Thank You T-Mobile.

Anyone know if this device will have LTE support on it? I understand they're using the same SOC across the vendors, but maybe/hopefully it'll have LTE for future network support?

Well the Galaxy Note 2 is coming very soon. I would say within the next 30plus days. At least we will be able to pre order on October 24th online which is great..