Samsung Galaxy Note coming to Canada “mid-February”

Ian Hardy

January 18, 2012 10:39am


Well, it’s getting a bit more clearer than “coming soon”. Samsung says the Smartphone/tablet Galaxy Note will officially be landing on Canadian soil sometime “mid-February”. For those who want to dig a bit deeper into a possible date – the date listed on the Note shows 02/23 (Thursday, February 23rd). No details on prices, but we know for sure TELUS will be one of the carriers who’ll be adding this LTE Android to their lineup. In addition, you can probably expect Rogers and Bell to come forth and announce its availability soon.

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  • Sean

    Glad to see telus getting a good LTE device. Hopefully they have more on the way

  • Johnny Boy

    Can`t wait !!!! I want it !!!!

  • Mystic09

    After playing with the galaxy nexus in the TELUS store I’m a bit torn now on which to get. I suppose I’ll have to wait and try out the Note as well. I’ve been following it since it’s original launch. I’m a bit worried about the change in processor, but I’m sure any phone I pick will be better than my HTC Hero ;)

    • Dalex

      The Nexus is the winner here. You get ICS right away and better specs. If it was between the International Galaxy Note and the Nexus, then I would have leaned towards the Note, but not in this case.

    • tremSr

      I have the international version, as well as the Galaxy Nexus, and let me tell you…I love them both equally…once the Note gets ICS it will put it over the top. They are both great devices. You need to look at them both and see what suits you, but either way you won’t be disappointed!

  • Negrix

    Xmas in February !!!

  • daguy

    LTE means no Exynos chip like the international version, which makes me sad. :(

    Seriously though, I’ve never used an Android phone that felt like it was able to keep up as effortlessly as the Exynos equipped Galaxy S II, not even my Galaxy Nexus. Outside of the SoC used in the iPhone 4S, there’s not a faster chip.

  • SAM

    ROGERS CAN YOU PLEASE SAY SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dineshabe

      Rogers : No comments :P We take pride in being the FIRST in everything.

  • Dalex

    I’m also saddened by the non exynos chipset that will be used. My international GS2 is still the zippyest handset I’ve seen and its going to be 1 year old soon…

    Hopefully the GS3 is going to use the new exynos chipsets and combine them with LTE, while adding Samsung’s promise of full day usage with one charge. Then they can have my 700$ right off the bat even if they don’t release it for half a year in Canada.

  • NT Rogers2

    Rogers –> We are the first to have regulatory fees, first to make clients go on contract for eevrything they do, first to rip off all customers and last to make the updated cancellation policy!

  • Andouo

    anyone notice the reflection at the bottom of handset on the picture, how there was supposed to be a physical home button?

  • SAM

    @Andouo , THIS IS RIGHT YOU ARE GENIUS, FOR SURE IT WILL COME WITH A 4 SENSITIVE BOTTOMS

  • omgomg

    @ANDOUO I just saw that!! That’s the same as the AT&T version.. but i want exynos chip :(

  • Josch

    So what exactly is gonna be there instead of the exynos?

    • bob

      The old snapdragon. Too bad, it is runing the device.

    • SAM

      WELL THIS IS WRONG CAUSE I HAVE THE GALAXY S2 LTE AND IF I RUN THE ANTUTU BENCHMARK TEST I GET 6509, THE GALAXY S2 FROM BELL READ ONLY 6000 OR LESS, I CAN SHOW YOU THE SCREEN SHOT FOR THE RESULT

    • bob

      A particular benchmark means nothing. The Exynos have a much faster GPU.
      Also, don’t forget that the Galaxy S2 Bell is only 1.2 GHz. The Galaxy Note Exynos is 1.4 GHz. Given that the Cortex A9 is more advanced that the Scorpion, this is much faster than the 1.5 GHz snapdragon.

      ALSO DO NOT USE CAPS.

  • Bubba

    When does Telus’ LTE network go live? To be honest, I didn’t think Telus’ network could support LTE. They keep touting their next 4G network to be open in the next couple months, but from what i can tell it looks to be HSPA+ with 42 mbps, up from their standard 21 mbps. Isn’t LTE something completely different? Could someone clarify this for me?

  • JB

    No exynos, no deal. Seems a silly thing to do, given this is a niche, enthusiast product, and no one I know is getting excited about a warmed over Snapdragon. Even the OMAP4 would have been better. I was salivating for the international version, totally not interested in this. SGX540 at that resolution? No thanks.

    • bob

      This is not the SGX540. This is the Adreno 220, which is even slower.

  • Noob_lolz_LaLaLa

    can someone please educate a noob like me what are the main differences for a casual user between the snapdragon and exnyos?

    is it something only super-users will notice?

    I’ve only had 1 smartphone (galaxy Q) and simply want a big screen since it’s mostly for email, and web surfing.

    Thanks,

    Noob

    • kris

      for a casual user nothing. the device is still gonna be very fast. engadget did a hands on with the snapdragon version and they said there was no noticable difference in speed. the exynos will make a difference for the enthusiast who cares about benchmarks

  • A$$ Titties

    I’m waiting for devices with the new hi capacity batteries. Those will be game changers.

  • A$$ Titties

    It will be too easy to lose the stylus. Will there be a holder on the device?

    • stevestjs

      There is a hole at the bottom of the device for the stylus.

  • stevestjs

    I also have both the Note (1.4 exnyos) and the Galaxy Nexus…Love the Note but it could be so much better with ICS.

  • Mardos

    I had the Note International now i want the LTE version. Benchmarks dont mean anything to me, as long as the phone is speedy when using im fine, my s2 lte is just as fine compared to the s2, i have yet to experience any lag with my s2 lte

  • Andrew Harmsworth

    I am using this phone right now on Rogers, imported from HK – no LTE of course.

    Wonderful phone. Not the best camera,but very good, same for the phone. Biggest weakness is the OS and android multitasking – I am dreaming of ICS (used to use webOS – lightyears ahead as an OS, just lightyears behind in apps).

    The ability to use a pen is incredible, and the screen is big enough to really use, but still small enough to hold. You get used to the size.

    A