The day has finally come, AT&T subscribers - the monstrous Samsung Galaxy Note is now available. For the uninitiated, the G Note is the Incredible Hulk of call-capable devices, blurring the lines between phone and tablet. It's a powerhouse device, albeit targeting a niche demographic:

  • 5.3" 800 x 1280 HD super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB of ram
  • 16GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD
  • 8MP camera with 1080p HD video capabilities
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Gigantic 2,500 mAh battery
  • 178g (6.28 ounces)
  • 5.78" x 3.27" x 0.38"
  • Android 2.3.6 with Samsung's latest TouchWiz UX
  • 4G-LTE capable
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi

If you're on the fence about this behemoth, take a look at our initial impressions to get a better idea of how it feels in-hand. If that's not enough to settle your worried mind, we should have a full review ready to go within a week.

If, however, your mind is already made up and this is the device for you, the Note hit AT&T's shelves this morning for $299 with a two-year shackle. Has anyone already picked this bad boy up?

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • OFI

    $300 on a two year contract!!?? is that normal for you guys?

    The only phone over here (UK) that might attract that cost on a two year contract is the iPhone on a cheap monthly payment.

    • Dandmcd

      Don't forget $36 activation fee on top of that. Oh, and phone is locked till you fulfilled a few months of your contract. You can buy this phone unlocked for $639 right now and use it on any GSM prepaid plan or carrier and save boat loads of money, or get ripped off by these idiots at AT&T. If you are already paying half the price of the phone on purchase, you may as well go all in and make out better in the long term.

      • slurms mckenzie

        Damn right. Might as well buy it unlocked.plus the international one is better .exynos eats snapdragon

        • Jon Garrett

          I don't know if the International version is better or not but I just got mine today and its totally awesome.

          The AT&T store nearest me sold out of them in the first hour.

          Its worth $300.

    • p51d007

      In the USA, we are at the mercy of at&t, verizon for the most part, with t-mobile & Sprint bringing up the rear.
      Options on different phones? HA! Walk into an at&t corporate store, and you'd think you walked into an Apple store.
      People think, that getting a "free phone", and signing a 2 year contract, they are getting a bargain. The USA carriers screw the consumers...but what can you do? Not much you can do. Want truly nationwide coverage, in almost every place you can go, you have to go with at&t or verizon, so if you get ticked at one, big deal...they don't care, they know the only alternative is the other guy.

  • L boogie

    I don't mind playing with this Hulk-like device but what's up with the exynos SoC and its inability to work with Lte?

  • aaa

    Is Unlocked Galaxy Note available in US ?

  • N0ISV

    The picture is of the European Galaxy Note, which may not work on AT&T?
    Strange, why would AT&T have a sale on the European Galaxy Note? Its NOT in stock?