Samsung's Galaxy Note II, the giant smartphone-tablet hybrid that comes equipped with a special stylus, is coming to America.
The device was announced in August at the IFA Trade Show in Germany and will be here by "mid-November."
That means that not only will Samsung be able to somewhat douse the excitement surrounding the iPhone 5 but it's newest flagship phone will be on the market in the United States just in time for Black Friday and the ramping up of the Holiday shopping season.
The Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5-inch screen which puts it squarely in between what we are used to when it comes to a smartphone and a tablet. The device is also going to have a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and LTE connectivity underneath a 5.5" 1280×720 Super AMOLED screen in a package that measures 3.17"×0.37"×5.95" and weighs 0.40 lb. There will be two different cameras, a front facing 1.9 mega-pixel camera and an 8 mega-pixel rear facing one. The phone will also have the latest Android operating system Jellybean.
The Galaxy Note II will come equipped with 16 GB of memory which can be expanded to 64 GB with microSD cards. Europe actually has access to phones that come packed with more built in (32 GB and 64 GB) memory but it is not apparent if those phones are actually coming to US shores.
The Galaxy Note II is going to be offered by most of the major US cellular providers including Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular.