(Updated) T-Mobile Branded Samsung Galaxy Note Hanging In The Wild, Looking Awesome

Updated: I’ve updated the post to include an image indicating Wi-Fi calling is pre-installed as well the 2500mAh battery. 

We’re about to put aside any doubt any of you may have had surrounding the future availability of the Galaxy Note on T-Mobile. We’ve had two indications that the 5.3″ “phablet” was forthcoming — first through a revealing user agent string which helped us find the size of the screen and second, screenshots taken straight from the device itself. Now, we’re about to crack this case wide open with the very first “in the wild” shots of the Samsung Galaxy Note, T-Mobile branding and all.

I spot a number of T-Mobile apps including T-Mobile Name ID, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile TV and My T-Mobile. All of these apps are convincing, but nothing more-so than the branding riding right above the earpiece.

There is a whole gallery below just waiting for you to look through. Still no word on pricing or a release date, but you can bet we’re already looking for those pieces of intel.

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  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Oh. HOly. Cow!!

  • http://twitter.com/notxel21 L. D.

    Awesome!!!! I can’t wait to be selling these at work! I love T-Mobile!!! 

    • Get_at_Me

       i hear ya!

  • Get_at_Me

    Has to be very close to launching…is ATT’s exclusivity officially over now?

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       Att’s exclusive ended this month.  – )

  • Terrence21295


  • Marino

    Awesome to see T-Mobile starting to get some good phones.

  • Bryan Sandoval

    1st all we need now is a firm release date and im good to go, my upgrade is next week but im holding out till we have a date for this baby

  • Dod9595

    Boom goes the Dynamite!!!!

  • David Rosen

    ahhhh!!! dammit i had kinda moved on from the thought of jumping ship to get one… now i don’t know what to do… get the next “gen” of new phones coming out like the one/galaxys3 or get this because i always wanted one.

    • Get_at_Me

       tough call…i’m in the same boat

      • David Rosen

        AND it actually ships with 4.0 (4.0.3 to be exact) making it even better than the at&t version (sure it got the update but I still feel if the phone ships with a major version of android, that’s what it was tested for)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Andrew-Rardin/1416151034 Peter Andrew Rardin

         well I have an ATT version and its phenomenal. The Screen is just breathtaking. I paid the full price for it and have been really happy with it and that’s not easy to do.

  • Jckool21

    I’m gonna wait for the white one

  • Qbancelli

    Sold! And….

  • Qbancelli

    I want it in magenta!

    • Wilma Flintstone


  • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

    If it’s not shipping with ICS then I’m not intrested.
    Edit: nvm looks like it is shipping with ICS. Hmmmm… interested now, but do I really want to go back to Andriod?

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       look at the Android Version in the pic, it IS ICS yo’ ; )

    • http://twitter.com/SNK_180 SNK180 #Kappa

      did you even see the pictures? it clearly says android 4.0

    • Mark Hennessey

      Looks like it’s at 4.0.3… 

    • TopTechRep

      You sir are an idiot……..

      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        I know you are but what am I?

  • Michael Hunter

    Thank you for saving me from buying a ONE S!!!

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, my Summer has been MADE!

  • ObsceneJesster

    I hope this doesn’t mean they won’t be interested in the GSIII

    • Get_at_Me

      Doubtful…..this will make quite the filler device until the GS3 drops….If Samsung is smart, there wont be any exclusivity by any US carrier (simultaneous launch) and all carrier versions will be as similar as possible…processor, screen size, form factor etc

  • Papa_Smurf_59

     Ditching my Sensation 4G the day this little bad boy is released. If I don’t have school, I’ll wait until the store opens.

    • wantnotenow

      ditto (at least on first sentence)!

      • BigMixxx

         Same here homie….sensation is out the door…

        • wtflolsmh

           haha im right with you guys! Goodbye Sensation hello Galaxy Note!

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Me & you are probably gonna do the same thing, because I have a HTC Sensation 4G too, & that’s what I plan on doing. Although that Galaxy Nexus is looking nice w/ that new price, but I think I really want the Note.

  • Vinos9711

    The picture shows a 1500 mha batter? Wtf!

    • Baranauskasb

      No, if you look in the back of most phones, there’s a tab that says the minimal battery possible. It should come as the standard AT&T size though.

      • Get_at_Me

         whats up Brian!!!!  its Wayde…lol

    • Get_at_Me

       The GS2 says the same thing on the back near the battery despite having a 1850mAh battery

      • http://tmonews.com David

        It’s a 2500mAh battery.

  • TopTechRep

    Yeahhh Buuddyy!!

  • Mark Hennessey

    I don’t know if I’ll go with the Note or the GSIII. The lack of sd-card and sealed battery pretty much kill the One S for me. But if the finished product really has a 1500mAh battery, well, NO. It needs something north of 2000 mAh to drive the big, beautiful screen.

    • Whack

      um more than likely it’s the same specs as the AT&T version.  It’s going to have a 2500 mah battery.

      • Mark Hennessey

        I effin’ hope so. But that picture… I don’t put anything past T-Mobile’s ability to spike the ball on the 20 yard line…

      • http://tmonews.com David

        The finished product has a 2500mAh battery. I have a shot I’ll upload.

  • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

    So this thing is $299 on AT&T so we are looking at $349 after MIR on T-Mobile.

    • Papa_Smurf_59

       Doubt it. Probably the price of the GS2 knocks down to 199.99 and this shoots to 249 or 279.

      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        lol. No way it will be cheaper then what AT&T is selling for.

      • MarcusDW

        Odds are TMO will match the $299 price.  

  • BigMixxx

    OH HELL YES!…there pinky is…

    • MarcusDW

      I’d hit.

  • Jojodancer73

    Will the note have ics?

    • Jlucky881

      Android version 4.0.3 kind of speak for itself. The ice cream is all over this baby.

  • Goukisan

    dont you mean right below the ear piece?

  • cosmo10292

    Ahhh a white t-mo note rooted running ics?? Sounds WONDERFUL!!!!

  • Jamesj

    how in the world is that a phone…so huge.

    Anyhow, a lot of people have been asking for this…and the tmo community is really happy about this..so it makes me happy too.

    I will still be waiting/hoping for a new nexus to come to tmobile this october

    • Naldonnis

      You could always get the unlocked version for 399 on Google. That’s actually pretty cheap

      • Jamesj

         nahh, not when the new one comes out in october. In the fall is when tmobile is going to get some great phones. trust me on that one

        • nathan118

          I heard that Fall 2016 they’re going to get some GREAT phones!

    • 21stNow

       I’m a Bluetooth user myself.  But there have been a couple of times that I needed to answer a call and didn’t have the earpiece on.  By the second time that happened to me, it felt like a normal phone.  I’m sure any onlookers thought that I looked weird, though.  Who cares?  I’ve got a beast of a phone!

  • UMA_Fan

    The BEST part of this news is that it looks like the tmobile version is shipping WITH ice cream sandwhich

    • MarcusDW

      Yup, and I’m sure this has something to do with the “delayed” GS2 ICS update.  

  • Lani

    I would guess this model would not show up in tmo stores for at least a month. Especially if they are releasing the HTC one-S tomorrow.

    • Wilma Flintstone

       But then again Tmobile has released 2 phones within 2-3 weeks of each other before.  I forgot which two it was but they completely killed the sales for the lesser device when they did that.

  • Scarfacemario

    This made my day but now if they also sell the white one that will make my year! Thanks Tmo I will be first in line for this big bad boy

  • Johntajacobs

    That thing is huge ! My GS2 looks tiny lol

  • TGuy

    The other day I saw a guy talking on hisNote, looked real stupid with a HUGE tablet sticked to his ear!!

    • Realcool2000

      Oh I know that guy, he was just on the phone selling his stock in Apple that he bought in 1985……he may look stupid but man is he rich!

    • Grook

      why you looking at other dudes? You don’t like something then keep it movin.

  • MarcusDW

    Million dollar question is, what is the processor?  I see no reason for it not to have a Qualcomm S4 in it. 

    I’m just glad that we will have plenty of time to decide between this and the GS3.

    • BigMixxx

      Wouldn’t be much different from the att version.

      This really is a marker for t mobile being for real about recovery……

      • MarcusDW

        I dunno man the ATT Note has a S3 MSM8660 which* doesn’t say DC-HSPA+ but simply HSPA+ where as the One S sports an S4 
        MSM8260 which says DC-HSPA+.

        It would make absolutely no sense for T-Mobile to come late to the game with a Note and have the “old” processor found in the Galaxy S II.

        • Samk123

          Didnt you guys read the other leaks where it had an S3 processor because it shows adreno 220.  Its somwhere here on tmonews

        • MarcusDW

          Yep you who right all the information is in one of the posts about the phone. Its got the same MSM8660 as the ATT version.

          I’m curious about the DC-HSPA+ though.

        • Samk123

          Since its a Qualcomm chip it will be easy for them to  put in DC-HSPA+ as Tmobile really wants all newer smartphones capable of  42mbps.  

          Most like they are going to swap out the LTE in favor of the 42mbps.  I really want this phone but i keep hearing rumors of a Galaxy Note 2 coming out late this year or early next year.  Most likely update would be super amoled + screen and quad core processor.  I’d be upset to have a phone for only a couple months and have a newer version come out later.  

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

          You can have both DC-HSPA+ and LTE on the same device. The new iPad uses a similar Qualcomm radio with the same capabilities.

        • MarcusDW

          Is Wiki wrong about the 8660?  Because it does not show DC-HSPA+ for the chip.

          S3 8660:
          GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS,CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A) 

          S4 8260:
          GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, DC-HSPA+ Cat.28, MBMS,CDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A),TD-SCDMA 

        • niftydl

          No S4 = no buy. I am sorry but if with that resolution it seems shortsighted to purchase a phone now that does not have the new SoC. I am sure ICS helps the performance a bit, but it can not make up for better power management on newer generation chips. 

  • Siilk7412

    Great. Now I’m not sure what to do.
    Google is selling the nexus on play!
    The gal3 is coming
    And now the tmo note!!
    I Gotta do some hard thinking!

  • MarcusDW

    Props to Mr. David Beren for the exclusive shots!!

  • UMA_Fan


    Any word on a white version?

  • TrUsTmEi’MaNuRsInGsTuDeNt

    David, any idea what the processor might be?

  • Psaux

    Not to nitpick, but that’s _below_ the earpiece, not ”
    riding right above the earpiece.”  Nice shots though.

    • http://twitter.com/wmerca waldemar mercado

      thats the pen!

  • http://twitter.com/timmyjoe42 tim bennett

    Oh boy…TeleNav…

    • Wilma Flintstone

       Don’t knock TeleNav.  I use that all the time for… Uh… Hmmm…  Nevermind, proceed with the TeleNav knocking.

  • http://twitter.com/ClarkKent113 Kal-El

    My upgrade is in August so it’ll be between the One-S, Galaxy-Note, and Galaxy S-III

    Who am I kidding, I’m gonna go with the S-III

  • James

    Wow. Its probably a great device, and I’d love to see Galaxy tableyts get those styluses, but I just can’t see myself using a phone that size as a phone. If I was into blutooths, maybe.

  • Pig Vomit

    No sign of Wifi Calling…..sigh…..

    • JoeyKhache

      Wifi calling doesn’t have an app on the newer android devices. The setting itself is in the wireless and networks option.

  • http://twitter.com/bruce_leer0y Ray

    David you just made my day. TY

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I am to please!

      • Sidekicker89

        he means “aim” ;)

        • Loopylogic

          That was hilarious. 

        • Realcool2000

          He was just watching “Popeye” that’s all. He am what he am……

  • Jeremy Carlton

    My pants fit funny now.

  • Chefjamie

    Definitely My next phone root and get rid of some of the bloat and it will be perfect for me!

  • Sidekicker89

    Just wondering but why can’t they make LTE ready phones for T-Mobile since they are heading that way anyway. The Viper for Sprint can run on LTE but Sprint doesn’t have LTE yet.. wouldn’t it make sense for T-Mobile to have LTE ready phones and still be HSPA+42 capable too?

    • Get_at_Me

      T-Mobile’s LTE rollout is a bit further away than Sprint’s….it would be nice if they were proactive, but they prob think its too soon….looking at it from a marketing point of view, they’ll probably choose some high profile device as their first LTE capable one

      • Sidekicker89

        Hmm true, I just don’t want myself and many other customers having to upgrade again :-/


    Anyone wanna buy my white galaxy s2?

    • Sidekicker89

      what color is it? how much?

      • Deff

        my guess would be white. *cough*

      • trife

        You serious, brah?  

      • Wilma Flintstone

         It’s without color.

      • Realcool2000

        Yo, he said its White.

  • http://twitter.com/LCBrint Lonnie Brintley

    Damn, and I just bought the AT&T version last week.  Looks like I’ll have 2 Galaxy Notes

    • fixxmyhead

      Wtf why do u need two of the same phone?

      • Realcool2000

        Hey, if Lonnie Brintely wants to have two of the same, then Lonnie Brintely will have two of the same phone! Ya heard!

        Just joking around guys, but seriously that’s the coolest name I’ve heard in a while. Lonnie Brintely, Brixton Armi, Morris Casebeet……all G’s in my book.

  • Kizo Inc

    This could be a Tmobile UK G note

    • Sidekicker89

      I don’t think T-Mobile U.K has the same built in apps as T-Mobile USA

    • TMoFan

      Don’t think so. TMo UK has a few more dots to the left of the T.

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

      T-Mobile UK doesn’t get custom devices with SGH-Txx9. T-Mobile UK just offers the international model with a custom firmware package.

  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    the Note is just too big for me.

    • JNawaz

       That’s what she sa………. Oooh, That is a BIG PHONE.

  • Bleacherbums1

    David any suggestions :

    Galaxy nexus
    Galaxy note
    HTC one x

  • Bumbklaatt

    Still in all of theae pictures only one bar of signal on it, as I type this in on an ATT note with one bar of 4G T-mobile signal.