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Samsung is now shipping out the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 across Canadian retailers and will be available to buy at most stores in the next two weeks. Last we heard, TELUS, WIND, and Mobilicity would be offering the phone, and since then Bell and Rogers have confirmed that they'll have it. In fact, Rogers and Bell are already taking orders online for $199 on a three-year contract. (Update: TELUS just dropped us a line to let us know that they're facing delays and won't have the device until later this week at the earliest.) To celebrate the launch, Samsung has Psy of Gangnam Style fame performing in Toronto tonight.

You can get a deep-dive with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in our hands-on video, but here's a quick run-down.

  • Network: 3G: HSPA+ 21Mbps (HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps); 4G LTE: 100Mbps/ 50Mbps
  • 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
  • Memory: 16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM); microSD (up to 64GB)
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 3,100mAh

It's a monster of a device, and no doubt many Canadians are itching to get one of these. Who's buying? What are you digging most about the GNote 2? 

There are 8 comments

fnair says:

If Samsung and the retailers can get their asses in gear and have them in stock in the stores, I'll get my gf one. For a women that carry their phone in their handbags, the size of the Galaxy Note isn't an issue.

jozjonlin says:

I thought my wife would balk at the size of my Note II when she had it in her hands. She had seen pics, but pics don't do the phone justice for scale. She held it in her hands for about a minute, played with the interface, and promptly declared she wanted one for herself. She's a petite gal, with little hands, and she absolutely loves this phone. She will have to pry mine from my cold dead fingers!

Alex1x says:

I was about to get it for T-mobile, then I found out multitasking feature is missing. I hit the breaks, waiting for N2 to get updated and see what else hits the market by then....

Missing advertised features = no good.

blackdogAC says:

100mAh battery? THAT's a typo.

m00rb says:

Just ordered one. Hopefully the Canadian version has multitasking.

tqoliver says:

I'll bet you will have to wait for the OTA update like the rest of us. It is a great device though. I really like mine but would like to see the multitasking come into place.

Blaksmyth says:

In the international version, they had to receive a ota for the feature to work.

Not a Type-O it actually does say 3,100mAh