06
Sep
galaxy note ii

When the first Galaxy Note launched, everyone was reasonably skeptical. Was the world ready for such a large phone? Turns out, yep. So now, it would be expected for more carriers to want in on the action. Cue Sprint, stage left. One curious XDA member started poking around in some Sprint documents and found reference to one "SPH-L900." We know SPH is a designation Sprint uses for its Samsung phones (Galaxy Nexus is SPH-L700, Galaxy S III is SPH-L710, etc.), but the L900 is brand new. The specs, however, match those of the Galaxy Note II.

Specs

  • Exynos4412 processor
  • 1280x720 resolution
  • Android 4.1.1!
  • Support for EVDO, DOrA, WiFi and LTE!
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB HDD (with expansion slot up to 32 GB)
  • 8 Megapixel camera

This would lead us pretty heavily to believe that there is a Galaxy Note II headed for Sprint. But hang on, Eric! I hear you cry. What about that Exynos processor? Well, as it turns out, that's not as much of a problem as you'd think! As we've discussed before, it's technically possible to add LTE to an Exynos 4412 SoC with a discrete radio. Given the size of the Note II, it's not unreasonable to imagine that there's enough room without adding bulk. The Note II LTE does exist in other areas of the world, so it's not unbelievable that it's coming to the US.

There's no information on pricing or availability, of course. But given the source of this information (taken from a sprintpcs.com domain), and the consistency with previous Sprint naming patterns, we would not be surprised to see everyone's favorite big lug of a phone wind up on the Now Network.

Source: XDA

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://twitter.com/boiker boiker

    I'm going to have one happy wife.

    • siypion

      so "SHE" likes them BIG! (hmmmm)

  • wolfkabal

    Damn, and I had just finally decided on the Galaxy S III.. Let the pondering continue!

    • Ryan Young

      yea, I had been him-hawing about it. I decided to just pick up a used GS2(epic4gtouch) from Swappa fro 200, and hang on to my contract upgrade till the note2 releases.

  • watty

    Yeah it was already stated it would hit the big four carriers @blackmanx after the event

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZZ5CQWRIGT2QM3R3WDOJKNIXRU Dan

    Thanks to rwilco12 on XDA for the RDF find! Another member (garwynn) soon after realized that the specs match and fed other fuel to the fire and was topped off with rwilco12 getting confirmation that this IS the Note 2. About dang time!

  • Mike

    "
    everyone was reasonably skeptical"

    Not everyone, I thought 'finally, a medium sized phone'

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaito.aviles Kaito Aviles

    And here is what I was waiting for.....

  • jayv

    I want to see if HTC drops the rumored 5.5 to sprint first

  • Zacisblack

    Exynos 4412 and LTE? That doesn't add up unless you want 4 hours of battery life. It would make much more sense to put in S4 Quad with integrated LTE.

    • jbo1018

      That was my thought exactly. Between that big screen and a discrete LTE radio battery life will be awful. That's even taking into account a phone that size had room for a fairly large battery.

  • siypion

    seriously im happy to see that it has LTE and a
    Exynos chip set all in one this may well b the phablet that will change them all...

    i rank my SOC as follows
    Exynos 4 Quad 1.4 GHz
    Tegra 3 1.4 GHz Quad-Core
    then qualcomm snapdragon s4

    i would happily rank the snapdragon quad core as 2nd but its not out yet sooooooo...

    • seeingwhite

      Close, except the quad core qualcomm is a better processor with a much better GPU.

  • DaddyJ

    Count me in if this hits sprint in the next month or so. I've been wanting someone to make a big phone for sprint. Bring on the phablets

  • John O’Connor

    Anyone care to elaborate on this mysterious
    DOrA??

    • seeingwhite

      I think it's another way to identify EvDO Rev A. DOrA = "Data Only rev A"

  • boe_d

    Hey Verizon, where is my Note 2?

  • Christopher March

    I wonder if this is the version Sprint was hinting about calling it the Samsung Journal?