Samsung is certain to bring the brand new Galaxy Note II to all major carriers in USA by the middle of this fall, that’s for sure. Another sure thing is that the devices will get the FCC blessing, as confirmed by the sketch below. The regulators are giving the approval for 3 carrier versions of the new Android phablet.
I’m talking about the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon versions. The SGH-i317 is the AT&T unit and the same one for Canadian carriers and it just got the green light for 3G and 4G use. SCH-i605 has both CDMA and GSM, plus a 700 MHz LTE band, meaning it’s Verizon material. SGH-T889 is all T-Mobile. Samsung apparently has a pen-focused event on October 24th, that could be meant for the debut of the Galaxy Note II launch in USA. Let me remind you that this device measures 9.4 mm in thickness and packs a 5.5 inch HD display with a Super AMOLED panel.
The handset offers either 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 and an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash. I expect minor design differences or even big ones, since it has happened before that a Galaxy device has a physical Home button in a carrier version and lacked it on another operator.