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BriefMobile has received a screenshot this morning that would seem to confirm the existence of a Verizon-flavored Galaxy Note II, rounding out the phone's appearances on each of the US's "big four" carriers.

Last week, we saw the device leaked for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. We had figured, at that point, that Verizon wouldn't be getting the device. Particularly because it's selling the LG Intuition, which is the Note II's one and only phablet (shudder) competitor here in the US.

The screenshot shows the model number as SCH-I605, SCH being the Verizon prefix for Samsung smartphones.

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In the form of some additional possible confirmation, a quick search of Flickr yielded one image taken by an SCH-I605, though it's just a blank shot.

BriefMobile goes on to claim that their source for the screenshot says the device will be packing a quad-core Exynos processor and LTE, suggesting once again that we can expect the Note II to be using a discrete LTE radio in the US, rather than foregoing Samsung's in-house chip for a Snapdragon S4. Given the extra room underneath that 5.5" SAMOLED panel, this really doesn't seem too farfetched. All other leaked US versions have indicated Exynos will be on board, as well.

If true, this would mark Samsung's second successful campaign to see its flagship devices on all four major American carriers. No small feat, to be sure. BriefMobile also says we can expect the Note II on US Cellular, which makes sense, as it was one of the launch partners for the Galaxy S III.

I'm sure we'll be hearing and seeing more of all the US Note II's in the coming weeks.

BriefMobile

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Jays2Kings

    Now all we can hope for is an unlockable bootloader.

    • Spoken Word™

      Yeah, exactly! We all know the phone won't work and will be totally useless unless it has an unlocked bootloader.....

      • Jays2Kings

        All I said was hope for an unlockable bootloader, I never said this phone is uselss without it, I'm only saying it's a plus if it was already unlockable. Don't try to twist my words.

    • treypoundz

      Samsung doesn't lock there phones

      • Jays2Kings

        Usally they don't, but the Verizon Galaxy S III was locked due to Verizon's request

      • fixxmyhead

        samsung doesnt but verizon does

  • diodas

    Good thinking Verizon

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    So why the heck are they going to have 2 phablets and who in their right mind would pick the LG one over the Note II? I guess there is always room for more competition but that was just silly of Verizon.

    • treypoundz

      If rumors are true. They will have 3 HTC 5 inch 1080p phablet is rumored to go to Verizon. Plus Verizon is not going to let the other carriers get a note2 and not have one themselves. Not smart

      • corymcnutt

        They weren't smart enough to get the first Note???

    • BrianLipp

      for the same reason tmobile got the note 1 a month before the note 2 was announced? The plan to get it released here took longer than originally expected, and at this point might as well release it since they probably already have the stock.

  • http://twitter.com/CoolEpoet Ernie

    If it's Verizon what's up with the 3G icon?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Because it's connected to 3G? Not all areas have LTE, or maybe the tester has LTE disabled, or it went out during the shot. Either way, the info comes from a credible source, according to BM, who are usually good with their sources.

    • bleeew

      Probably in a 3G area. I know the Verizon 3G icon is different, but looks like Samsung gave it this one.

  • Alex W.

    I am so ungodly excited it hurts.

  • http://gamingblather.com/ Drak

    Verizon's version will be released a month after all the others due to a serious backlog at their Super Secret Testing Lab aka Bloatware & Bootlocker Installation facility.

  • ThatsHowISeeIt

    Great call Verizon. I think some people are going to be pleasantly surprised at how well this phone is going to do.

  • corymcnutt

    I sure hope this is true...it will really make my Christmas this year!

  • DROID DOES

    Damn, first the Galaxy S III on most carriers, then the Note II! Good job Samsung!

    • Ittiam

      Agreed... Very good job indeed...

  • bleeew

    :) finally..

  • Freak4Dell

    And suddenly, the sales numbers of the LG Intuition fall to zero, as everyone that's interested in these contraptions decides they would rather look ridiculous with a Samsung logo instead of an LG one.

    • spydie

      if you don't like the note, why are you trolling on here?

      • Freak4Dell

        I'm much too cowardly to troll real life, so I troll the internet, particularly articles about large phones.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      If I weren't set on the next Nexus, I'd get the Note II over the S III right now. Beefier, larger, better shape, more capabilities - it's a winner. I love the giant size.

  • Jon Garrett

    Circle., you mean square.

  • nhizzat

    Anybody want a Galaxy Nexus? A Note 2 would look great next to my S3.

    • boe_d

      I've had mine on craigslist for 2 weeks - jut not a lot of demand for the nexus.

  • Deltaechoe

    And it will be the most locked down Note II ever

  • boe_d

    I'm wondering if Verizon planned it all along or if someone at Verizon woke up to all the feedback on the web about the Note 2 and the LG vu or whatever that POS is called.

  • Ittiam

    Samsung seems to have understood the art of minimizing carrier influence on its flagship phones.. What a evolution for Samsung.

    This is real business model innovation... Launch the phone outside of US, get the buzz out, convince the world that the phone is great and then negotiate with the carriers from a position of strength.

    Such a contrast to Motorola launch of 'Droid blah blah blah HD' ... The thing I remember the most about the phone is that "its for Verizon"

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Indeed, they have - the power of the Galaxy line is immense, and Samsung has understood how stupid it is to dilute it, and most importantly convinced carriers of it.

      • Freak4Dell

        I wouldn't go as far as saying they understand how stupid it is to dilute the Galaxy name. After all, just about everything they release these days is a Galaxy phone, and half of them are junk. It's nice that they've at least made the effort to finally stand up to the carriers, though.

  • cgskitters

    May have to pick one up if it will work globally.