By Stephen Schenck | September 19, 2012 9:00 AM
A little over a week ago, we gave you a hands-on look at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, the stylus-based, super-large-screen sequel to Samsung’s original Note. Less than a year after that phone made its debut in the States, Samsung’s ready to follow it up with the Note 2, and today formally announced the Android’s launch on US carriers.
We’ve heard plenty of rumors about how the Note 2 will individually land on several of the major networks, and while Samsung wasn’t quite ready to follow-through with confirmation on all those today, it has said that the Note 2 will find a home on five major US carriers, and will do so by the middle of November.
As you’re no doubt aware by now, the Note 2 steps up to a 5.5-inch screen, but does so without making the phone itself any wider. That display gets a new 16:9 aspect ratio and 720p resolution. This time around, LTE’s no obstacle for Samsung’s Exynos chips, and even the US version of the Note 2 gets the Exynos 4 Quad, just like the international Galaxy S III, clocked to 1.6GHz. There’s also 2GB of system memory, and a beefy 3100mAh battery to power the whole shebang.
Now that Samsung’s had its say, look for carriers to start coming forward with their own confirmations of the upcoming start of Galaxy Note 2 sales. This release will be a bit of a milestone for many, marking not only the first quad-core device they offer, but also the first to arrive running Jelly Bean right out of the box.