By Anu Passary | Oct 18, 2012 09:57 AM EDT
On Oct 16, U.S. carrier Sprint confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be offered to its customers from Oct. 25 onwards with a price tag of $299.99.
Sprint will offer the Galaxy Note 2 for $299.99 with a new line or with eligible upgrade on a two-year contract for either Marble White or Titanium Gray colors.
"The No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States, Galaxy Note II will boast several firsts for Sprint - first to launch with AndroidTM 4.1.1, Jelly Bean; first smartphone display larger than 5 inches; and first device to launch with a quad-core processor," indicates Sprint's press release.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was unveiled at the IFA event in Berlin in August this year. The Galaxy Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. A 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor powers the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The Galaxy Note 2 sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording. The device will be available in 16/32/64GB internal storage version with the option to expand to a further 64GB using a microSD card. The device will also include 2GB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 houses a powerful 3100mAh battery. The device will also offer Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Near-Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.
"Samsung Galaxy Note II customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint's Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones - a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon's comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges)," mentions the press release.
Sprint's 4G LTE network is currently available in 24 markets in the U.S. On Oct.12, Sprint announced that it will activate its 4G LTE network in more than 20 additional markets across the U.S. With powerful devices like Galaxy Note 2 in its portfolio, time will tell if the Sprint can compete well with other cellular carriers in the U.S.
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