T-Mobile Officially Announces The Galaxy Note II As “Coming In A Few Weeks”

T-Mobile and Samsung announce the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the next generation Samsung flagship phablet featuring a 5.5″ 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 along with being the first smartphone shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

“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.”

As we discovered yesterday, the Galaxy Note II will launch with “an exciting new racing game preloaded on the device,” (Need for Speed: Most Wanted) which had led some to doubt yesterdays leak for the October 24th release date. According to the press release, T-Mobile says the Galaxy Note II will be available in Titanium Gray and Marble White and be available “in the coming weeks.”

Unfortunately there’s no reference to the hardware and possibility of LTE capable frequencies as the FCC documents have shown. It looks like we’ll have to wait until we get our hands on one to make the final call for LTE compatibility.


Press Release:

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 www.T-Mobile.com 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 www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks.

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  • Guest

    I hope its not sum b.s. release like they did with the SGS3.

    • Jose Hernandez

      It will probably be something very similar to what they did with the SGS3. Could possibly be more expensive to get this one. Since the Note was more expensive than your regular Smartphone. My next phone will be a Nexus. That should keep me happy for a couple of years, since I will be getting regular updates.

      • William Brubaker

        you know that if you root your phone and keep up with current ROMs your phone will be updated more than a nexus device.

        • yah

          More han a nexus device, i don’t think so.

        • William Brubaker

          Um ya I do think so. I get customized tweaks for optimization about once a month or less. Not to mention I can change almost anything I want. And no I dont get random reboots. If you do your research the right ROM is better than ANY stock OS. Plus over clock options. Dont get me wrong I love the Stock andriod that come on Nexus devices but ROMing is like throwing on the twin turbo in the import motor. FASTER than stock.

        • frigadroid

          If you know about twin turbos then you should know that they vastly reduce the life span of the engine. So that’s not the best argument to convince people that overclocking is necessarily any better than running stock. I’ve got a stock G1 that’s never been messed with and it’s still working great. Everyone I know that tinkered with their G1 eventually had problems.

        • achusaysblessyou

          Yes, but I’ve about had it with custom roms not working all the time (at least fully)

        • od312

          With a bunch of random reboots and bugs. No thanks. That’s why I own a nexus device

        • loueradun

          What you say is true, but most don’t understand the difference between preview/alpha/nightly/beta/stable builds, so what can you do? People see Jellybean and install that, and then complain that custom roms never work properly… I have been using custom roms since the G1 days, and have never had any real issues. Sure I’ve had some roms with non-functioning camera or broken bluetooth or GPS, but those broken software components were either explained in the first thread, or the rom was labeled as not fully working (preview/alpha/beta/nightly). That said, phones that were never popular or that didn’t sell well, generally have very worse developer support; so they may never get a stable release, other than those based off the stock kernel.

          Look for a stable build, and you will get a stable build (assuming there is one for your phone).

      • How much more? I can handle $300 for this phone, but if they try some $379 after a $50MIR, I might have to pass, or at least call up retentions and try for something better…

        • eanfoso

          Shut up man, at least you’re apparently not buying it at full retail like some of us will

        • od312

          I love haters

  • Cesar Cordo a

    Good news we just Need official date release official pricing

  • mreveryphone

    Need a solid date so I can take off work!

    • MasterTan

      Take off work for a phone release? Douchey.

      • ccnet005

        I warned my boss i’d be gone when this came out, no matter what we had going on.

      • Paul

        Day off? No. Leave for an hour or two? yes. My boss, and well as our software development team, knows that I want this phone. I’ll gladly leave for a bit to go get this.
        Our Android developer is elated to have to do an update to our app.

        • thepanttherlady

          I’m not taking the day off but would totally be distracted at work with wanting to play with this! I can see the desire to take a day off. =D

        • mreveryphone

          Sometimes you have to take time out for yourself and enjoy what you like instead of working for someone else so they can enjoy what they like!

        • nycplayboy78


        • If you have vacation days that you need to get rid of, I don’t see why you shouldn’t take a casual day off to enjoy yourself.

      • achusaysblessyou

        What’s life without some fun? And if you can’t afford to take off work for a phone you shouldn’t be buying this phone…

        • mreveryphone

          Exactly, some people just don’t get it

      • Little T

        What’s the big deal?

        • Paul

          Me, I’m a big deal. Hopefully the big deal will be on the Note 2!

    • 21stNow

      I’m with you. The 24th looked like a real possibility because T-Mobile usually releases their phones on Wednesdays. I hate taking off in the middle of the week, but would do it for this phone. I’ve got use or lose days that will expire at the end of the year, anyway. Might as well have some phone-fun while I’m off!

    • Yozo

      Why not pre-order like most iPhone5 peeps did? Receive it in the mail.

      • mreveryphone

        Cause I want to guarantee I get it in my hands on release day.

  • Anne Droyd

    Read this two hours ago on imobile(engadet). Why David? Why? Are you reporting this old news late?

    • Anne shut up and stop hating, some people are so ungrateful as if they could do better. David does have a life you know.(Unlike some here)

    • Because I have a life, and sometimes I need to leave the house and it’s a one-man show. Heaven forbid I post some stories a little late, life will go on. Also, I posted this yesterday with a leaked report for a release date, so I guess I was 24 hours early? :-)

      • achusaysblessyou

        Kudos to you I never realized you were a one man show :D thanks for the awesome job, I thought there was an army of people here :p

        • Yup, just me, I wouldn’t mind another person, but sometimes the amount of news doesn’t necessitate another body. Unfortunately, I can’t stick around waiting for news to come out of fear for being a little late. It happens, it’s up on the blog now, I don’t know why this person is upset.

        • thepanttherlady

          And honestly? That person received the info. Period. Who cares who reports it first?

      • Chazz Reinhold

        well come’on gosh darn it… how can we live without the breaking T Mobile news the minute it drops. lol

        All i do all day of everything minute is click the F5 refresh button @ tmonews, just hoping you drop news that T Mobile has claimed world domination. And all I do is stay at my house 24/7 and I never leave my room, NEVER! I can sustain this because I live with my roomies that do everything for me! Yeah my parents are my roommates, so what! I’m living the dream at age 35!

        Hey David! The TMO leaked News! We want it NOW. The TMO News! F*ck! (sarcastic)

    • ccnet005

      Jealous? Show us your website

  • ceegii63

    wonder if theres a 32gb version…

  • Motoki_Mo

    Definitely interested in this phone but waiting to see what the LTE situation is. If there ends up being no LTE that’s a deal breaker for me and I will just wait until they upgrade the network.
    Hopefully though this phone will be able to do HSPA+ now and LTE next year. That would be the ideal situation. Otherwise I just can’t justify spending this much when LTE is this close to coming.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Yes we are waiting no doub.. We should be able to preorder on October 24th..

  • ccnet005

    I know this won’t be popular with tmo employees, but I’d like a midnight release, just
    like gamestop!

    • emp

      Haha I wouldn’t mind… I haven’t seen a line outside of the store since the G1

    • NotaG1

      Wednesday nights *is* Midnight Madness at T-Mo

  • I think Samsung must be one of our last loyal friends (Motorola ditched us) because they’re one of the only manufacturer that still sells us the top of the line products, not the lower end version like HTC, Nokia & LG. This is great news

    • Tbyrne

      You know Ben, that’s a great point. Just another reason why Samsungs #1 and will soon be leaving Apple in the dust!

    • Deff

      Dude what are you talking about? You don’t remember Samsung leaving the GSI and their other devices in the dust while they released their new devices?

    • kahlayoh

      Word around is that LG is actually trying to produce some good quality phones now!! But i still want this beast!!! I hope they come out with some cool cases that you can sling it around like a messanger bag!!

  • kev2684

    urgh. T-Mobile, just say whether there is or there is no LTE on board. i just want to know if this device is future proof.

    • Thomas C Montano

      LTE has been on TMO devices since the T-989 (Galaxy S2) and the GS3 also has the appropriate hardware. These features are just hidden by the software.

  • Yup

    I’ve already seen it. And it will release the 26th. Its incredibly fast. No LTE however.

    • Motoki_Mo

      Source? I know the international N7100 didn’t have LTE and the international N7105 does but I believe these US versions were reported to have LTE on all carriers.

  • LinuxFrenzy

    Now this is a beast.Take this over any WP8 crap.

  • fixed15

    sweet. i work at tmobile and ill be buyig this bad before i open mystore ;)

    • nycplayboy78



    • Billy Boy

      So, do you know the release date? Or can you find out the release date? B

  • MarcusDW


    Last phone I’m buying for years finally.


    I had a chance to personally use the new NOTE 2 and it is by far best phone I have ever used.
    I thought the size would bother me but I got used to it real fast.
    Apple should be shaking in their boots..
    Thanks to my Korean brothers for creating greatness..

  • wazmo

    And if what happened to the original Galaxy Note is any example, only the top 5 markets will get the thing.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I’m in a dilemma now. Too many good devices coming out soon.
    I already have my WiiU Deluxe Preordered so that’s all good and fine
    but then, here comes, the Note 2 at the end of the month (Most likely)
    Followed by a Highly Likely Jolla Mobile MeeGo Device Announcement and Launch Next Month
    and Now it’s followed by a Possible LG Nexus (Which I’m highly amped for, as long as it has an SD Card Slot)

    So now I have to decide which phone to get possibly (Moreso Hopefully) in late November.
    I’ll have to wait until all three are released.

    I was all geared up for the Note 2 until the recent LG Nexus news. The Jolla Mobile MeeGo device is OBVIOUSLY the number one device I’m anticipating but I’ll have to see what Jolla does with it. They said they’d reveal and release the phone by the end of the year and when they announce it, it’ll be up for sale to the consumers as well so my guess is that they’re planning to launch it next month, if not, I’ll wait until December.

    So, what do you think? Any ideas on which to get and why? I do like the Multi Window feature on the Note 2 but MeeGo phones had that capability 2 years ago so the Jolla Mobile MeeGo device should have it as well.

    • nycplayboy78

      Get them ALL


  • jelliottz

    I just got rid of my Nexus for a Note1 and love it. Very useful with the larger screen. Thankfully I have decent sized hands because it can be slightly unweildy.

    Now with the Note2 coming out I’m at a loss. A couple more weeks and the value will drop on the original. Hit or stand???

  • rj

    come on tmo give us the release date for sure, i’ve been waiting for the phone since my hd2 went about a year ago and bought a cheap unlocked android 2.1 $35 phone to hold me over to my upgrade. The note II is such amazing phone lte or not I’m still getting it but dang it my patience is running out lol.

  • This will be the best phone put out by anyone in the next year. I am thrilled T-Mobile jumped on this device, this will even sell more than the SGS3. It’s great the way it looks like it’s little brother the SGS3, they make a great pair. I have the SGS3 in white, not sure if I’m going to get the Note 2 in gray or white, the gray color is just beautiful.
    Thank You Samsung
    Thank You T-Mobile

  • archerian

    Any news on non-contract price? Also, does this run on DC-HSPA+ at 42Mbps? Since its a global device using Exynos it might not do full 42 but 21, any way to confirm?

  • Yozo

    Yes I want this mobile NOW! If any of you actually see a Tmobile version, please check to see if it has WiFi Calling included.

    • AM Gone

      It does, there are many posts on various sites that say WIFI calling is part of the standard software load.

  • Yozo

    I will be buying the brushed stainless steel version. It’ll match my laptop.

  • Jason Crumbley

    I saw a picture of this with some kind of game controller. Where did I see that. I NEED it!

  • Jason Crumbley

    Found it!
    The controller is kind of ugly, but cool that the ability is built in from the get go.

  • jack

    what about price… again $80 after $50 rebate more that other carriers?

  • bryck

    I thought early reports stated that LTE IS ON BOARD??. ………NO lte might be a deal breaker.

  • frigadroid

    Hey Mr. Lee give me one of these to test and if I like it I’ll put down my pitchfork and suspend my anti samsung campaign ;-P

  • jay

    I hope Samsung release the documentation the Dev community is needing to make development easier on the phones that have the Exynos chips such as this one, may be a deal breaker for me just saying.

  • galaxy nexus user

    Absolutely no need to have a screen over 4.6inch. If you need anything bigger than just get a tablet.

    • 21stNow

      Pretty much none of this is a need. But people have different wants and desires. I’m sure that someone whose screen name is “iPhone user” would have said that there is absolutely no need to have a screen over 4 inches. How would you feel for that person to tell you what you need?

    • G

      It’s so hilarious that you were so exact with your dimensions. Absolutely no need over 4.6 lol. 21stNow you are correct

      • Delimick

        Yeah he chose his own phone as the standard for all of the “needs” on the planet.

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Just release it T-Mobile and take my money!

  • Nibbley15

    Hope they have a descent price, been holding off on my upgrade for this phone. US cellular has it for pre-order for $299 and the S3 for $199, so if T-mo has the S3 for $279, does that mean it’s going for $379? Keeping my fingers crossed hoping for under $300!

  • AJR11

    does anyone know about a pre-order? or is it just going straigt to stores?

  • Yikes US Celluar price is $799.99 with $500 savings with a two year contract !! Ugh Im just hoping for $599.99 which lines up with etf discounts (350) off the full retail $249.99 out the door ….I sold my S3 yesterday to offset buying this I had to go back to a flip phone so imagine my agony & suspense …

  • nycplayboy78

    November 15, 2012 can’t come quick enough for me….LAWD!!!!!