Galaxy Note 2 Release Date: Samsung to Launch Oct. 24; Along with Lumia 920 Release, Both Could Crush iPhone 5
It looks like Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 2 in the U.S. on Oct. 24.
According to reports, Samsung sent out invitations for an event that could be for the new "phablet."
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 2 back in August.
According to Gottabemobile, "We imagine that Samsung will be hosting the event in the evening to celebrate the Galaxy Note 2′s arrival in the United States though we don't know if it will mark the release date or if Samsung will just provide the details at the event."
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The previous rumor was that the Galaxy Note 2 will launch with AT&T on Oct. 21, but that has not been confirmed, and it looks like Oct. 24 is the date now.
"U.S. Cellular has said that its Galaxy Note 2, which is currently up for pre-order, will be arriving in October. Dates for Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have yet to appear though Samsung previously said November and it could be that they will launch then," Gottabemobile reported.
Samsung is expecting to compete with Apple's new iPhone 5, and is expecting pretty big things out of its next major release.
According to CNET, Samsung believes that the Galaxy Note 2 will sell 20 million units of the 5.5-inch phablet. It is already lined up with five carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint. Samsung head J.K Shin recently said that the Note 2 could sell "three times faster" than the first one over the first few months.
Samsung has partnered with no less than 260 wireless providers across 128 markets, which may mean that the Galaxy Note 2 can do well against the iPhone 5.
The Galaxy Note 2 will feature a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and 8-megapixel auto focus camera. It has a 1.6 Ghz quad-core processor and 4G LTE data speeds. It is also expected to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed and come with the S Pen experience.
Apple has bigger troubles coming its way against the iPhone 5.
Nokia's Window 8 flagship phone, the Lumia 920, is already getting ready to be released.
New reports say that for AT&T and Verizon it will be October and November.
According to GforGames, the latest rumors are that the release date for Verizon is sometime in November.
"According to Phone Arena's sources, Nokia's flagship phone will hit the US market via Big Red sometime in November, the same timeslot in which the Samsung Ativ S is also expected to make an appearance in Verizon's stores," GforGames reported.
The release date for AT&T seems to be Oct. 21. Numerous tech sites, including BGR and GforGames, say that Oct. 21 is the release date of the Lumia 920. WPCentral and its sources also re-confirmed the Oct. 21 launch date.
GForGames reported on Sept. 10 that word around the campfire is that Microsoft, Nokia and the US carrier are working diligently in order to make a Nov. 2nd launch possible for the Lumia 920. Microsoft is working hard on finalizing Windows Phone 8 and according to some sources, the upcoming mobile operating system is set for RTM (Release to Manufacturing) next week.
Sources at European telecoms operators recently said that Nokia will start selling its new smartphones in November, according to Reuters.
According to a recent poll, the Lumia 920 dominated against the iPhone 5.
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