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We've been patiently waiting for US carriers to start announcing the availability of their respective Galaxy Note II variants. While Sprint was the first to step up to the plate, AT&T has now committed to something that you can pencil in on your calendar: pre-orders begin on October 25th, with November 9th as the confirmed launch date.

Much like the other variants that we already know about, AT&T's Note II will hit the wallet fairly hard at $300, which is of course the subsidized price and requires a two-year agreement. All version of the Note II share the same beastly specs, so if you need a reminder of what three-hundred bucks will get you, this should whet your appetite:

  • 5.5" 1280x720 Super AMOLED display
  • 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32/64GB storage, microSD Card slot
  • 8MP Rear shooter
  • 1.9MP Front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • S Pen
  • 80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm, 180 g
  • 3100mAh battery
  • Android 4.1

Signups start in two days at AT&T's Note II landing page - get your checkbook ready.

Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online.  Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.

Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor.  Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor with powerful graphics capabilities.  The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S Pen™.  AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy Note™ at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.

The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone.  The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S Beam™ lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • inzandity

    Ok Verizon, your turn!

    • Brian Menius

      Their turn to what? Sit around looking as useful as tits on a boar when it comes to device launches? They've got the lock on that for damn sure.

      My only concern at this point is being able to flip my Galaxy Nexus before it takes another substantial hit in value when the Nexus 4 arrives- but that may not be a concern on Red as I sort of doubt they'll get another Nexus.

  • Sven Enterlein

    Sweet zombie Jesus! I'll have to take a look at that beast (beauty?) when it hits the stores! Then gotta talk to some people to make it mine! [insert evil world domination laughter]

  • Mark

    Why "16/32/64GB storage", how much is the internal storage?

    • spydie

      duhhh, can't you assume that the internal storage is available in 16, 32 or 64 gb of storage (depending on how much you want to pay)? The micro-sd slot is for increasing your storage. think of iphone in 16/32/64 gb, but with the addition of an SD slot.

  • http://twitter.com/simp1istic simp1istic

    Off contract pricing?

  • yarrellray

    Forget this At&t mess...Tmobile Galaxy Note 2 is the move on October 24th at Midnight. at 249 value plan customers and 419 classic plan customers with 50 dollar rebate. Plus UNLIMITED DATA nothing beats that with a ten foot pole. Verizon is useless with all it's carrier crapware and silly verizon logo on the home button they can go piss. At&t with it's shared data plans is another spot that is a waste of time for this device.