By Anu Passary | Oct 29, 2012 10:53 AM EDT
On Oct. 24, Samsung officially released its Galaxy Note 2 phablet in the U.S. on five major carriers. Now, Canadian cellular carrier Rogers is expected to bring the Galaxy Note 2 to Canada for $649.99 without a contract.
The Galaxy Note 2, a follow-up to the Galaxy Note, is set for a Canadian launch on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and will be hitting carriers like Bell, TELUS, WIND, Rogers, Mobilicity, Videotron, and SaskTel at various pricing.
A leaked screen capture image from Rogers' inventory indicated that the Samsung phablet will be made available on a three-year contract for $199.99 and contract free for $649.99.
"Samsung Galaxy Note II 3-year price would range between $149.99 and $249.99. Best Buy listed the lower end pricing to be available at Bell and TELUS, while Rogers was on the higher-end. Today, the big box retailer has shifted their pricing around for the TELUS and Bell versions and bumped up the cost by $50 to $199.99. This makes a bit more sense. We've also been informed that the no-term pricing for the Jelly Bean powered Android will be $729.99 (from the Big 3 carriers)," reported Canadian Web site Mobile Syrup.
The Galaxy Note 2 has been highly-anticipated in the smartphone market. 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 powerful 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor powers the Galaxy Note 2 phablet.
The Galaxy Note 2 features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus. The phablet also includes a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is available in 16/32/64GB internal storage capacities with the option to expand to a further 64GB using a microSD card. The Galaxy Note 2 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. A 3100mAh battery powers the phablet.
Samsung will offer Galaxy Note 2 along with a stylus called S-Pen, which slides neatly into the device itself.
The Galaxy Note 2 is one of the most powerful devices in the market. Phablet enthusiasts have been waiting for the device; however, time will tell how the Galaxy Note 2 fares in the Canadian market.
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