September 24, 2012 12:28pm
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is big, has the S PEN, and is coming to Canada. This “new category of device” is a follow up to the original 5.3-inch phone/tablet and will sport a 5.5-inch display (resolution of 1280×720). So far we’ve been informed that Rogers, TELUS and WIND Mobile will be releasing this device sometime “this fall,” but no other specific details.
Paul Brannen of Samsung Canada said that “Samsung continues to innovate the GALAXY Note product family with the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which enables users to create content and share like never before. We are thrilled to work with our carrier partners to deliver a device that allows Canadians to maximize their productivity in the workplace and on-the-go.”
Looks like Rogers and TELUS (probably Bell) will have the LTE-enabled Note II, while WIND’s version will fall back to their HSPA+ speeds – but WIND does say it has “4G LTE” so depending on how the upcoming auction goes users might be in luck. The Note II comes with a 1.6GHz quad core processor, OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, 8MP camera that captures 1080p HD videos, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD card, 3100mAh battery. In addition, the S Pen has new features this time around, such as Air View, Popup Note, Quick Command, Easy Clip, and Idea Vizualizer.
No word yet on prices, or if other carriers such as Bell, Videotron or Mobilicity will be releasing the Note II.
Update: Mobilicity is hopping on board the Note II train, too. They said “Availability The Samsung Galaxy Note will be available from Mobilicity during the fall timeframe. Further details on product and availability will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Update #2: Quebec regional carrier Videotron will also be releasing the Note II. They have put up a sign-up page where customers can be informed of the launch date.
Update #3: Samsung just noted on their Twitter account that Bell will be releasing the Note II as well.
Update: #4: SaskTel will also be releasing the Note II.