Sep 30 AT 10:21 AM Anthony Domanico 27 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note hits the FCC with AT&T radios


Several readers (and many staffers) were excited to see the announcement of the 5.3″ Samsung Galaxy Note back in the beginning of September. Our dreams were crushed almost immediately, however, as TechCrunch reported the next day that the Galaxy Note was not making its way stateside.

It turns out we may have some hope of seeing this beastly device in the U.S. afterall, as the Galaxy Note has just passed through the FCC, complete with HSPA+ support for AT&T’s network. Though we have no additional information on the Galaxy Note release, we aren’t expecting to see this device until early 2012.

Specs for the Galaxy Note:

  • 5.3″ Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos Processor
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2500 mAh battery for incredible battery life
  • Stylus
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (though with a 2012 release, perhaps we’ll see Ice Cream Sandwich launch on this device)

We’ll bring you more information on theU.S.release of the Galaxy Note as we learn more. Who else out there is excited for this phonetablet…phablet?

Source: Android Authority

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  • triangle

    Hopefully, it comes to other carriers because AT&T is terrible where I live.

    • Anthony Domanico

      Yeah, I’m hoping they bring this to more than just AT&T as well.

  • Chad

    YESSSSS! You just made my weekend, no I’m not on AT&T but I am on T-Mobile so i guess if the deal goes through I will be but if not I can always unlock it..just so it comes to the US, I’m happy :)

    • iamXiV92a

      You weekend too!? Ha ha, I’m so stoked about this – AT&T, do NOT let me down

  • Aura Mae

    I have had two five inch phones, and am very excited to see this coming!

    • iamXiV92a

      I still love my Dell Streak, but this one will blow it out of the water…

  • noriega713

    I don’t know whether this is good or bad news… Good because it’s coming stateside….but bad because it’s going over to AT$T… Why not T-mobile or Sprint?…I wouldn’t mind Verizon either…

  • Interpol91

    Yes!!!! This phone immediatlely became a favorite when I saw it. If for some reason I don’t get the Nexus Prime, which I more than likely will, this phone is next on my list. Hopefully it goes to other carriers as well.

  • Nick Gray

    As much as I hate phones with huge screens, I think that the Galaxy Note is the answer people are looking for. There are a lot of consumers who can’t justify a tablet simply because they have a phone with a 4.3-inch display. If you get something with a 5-inch display you will no longer have a need for a tablet.

    The whole reason why Apple is fighting so hard to block Samsung from getting their products to market is because Apple can’t compete with Samsung when it comes to hardware variation. Consumers want option that fit their needs, not a single device which maximizes profits for the manufacturer.

    • Raptor

      That’s all due to Steve Jobs’ minimalism philosophy. It allows to get highest margins and profits by minimizing service cost and attracting people with iMoney but can not take attention of mass consumer. If Apple will make 10 models a year it will be completely different company.

  • kazahani


    I was broken when they said it wasn’t comming to the States. I’m whole again!!!

    • teecruz

      They never said that. It was taken out of context bloggers. -.-
      What they said was that no deals had been made with carriers.

      I know right! I’m still hoping this comes out on more networks than just AT&T. AT&T sucks.

  • Greg

    I am very excited for this. For my needs, it seems perfect.

  • teecruz

    No! This needs to come out on T-Mobile. -.-
    Of all carriers, the one with no speed/service? Really?
    AT&T’s is this big bag of joke.
    Stick to iOS you pricks.

  • Panatella

    Any notes on the stylus? i’d love it when in fits inside the body (like the HTC Touch Diamond)

  • HackNet

    This would definitely be something of interest. Hopefully Samsung chooses At&t as the primary carrier for this device.

  • cb2000a

    I need bigger pockets.. : )

  • Richard Yarrell

    Here it is the start of what will bring 2012 to it’s feet. What change is ahead this is an amazing device definitely a carrier changing device something people better seriously think about. Hat’s off to Samsung they are rolling real strong

  • Dirge

    Bring this to Verizon and it’s sold. :D

  • Sky

    even though i signed up for shit&t a few months ago (girlfriend made me do it?)..
    im freaking STOKED for i have something to save up for..
    untill then i’ll still be Rockin my Sammy Infuse running the gorgeously smooth MIUI..
    ..great news,i needed this today ESPECIALLY. :)-

  • Jasonhunterx

    T-Mobile Plz

  • SliestDragon

    The specs are glorious! But why, oh why does it have to be so big? I don’t want to own a tablet as a phone… I want a tablet, as a tablet…

  • k

    Will get the note for sure. But not on AT&T…

  • cory Wilson

    This is the phone of all phones, I hope it go to sprint

  • andyaolsen

    I am all over this!! Motorola blew it with the Atrix and that stupid laptop. What they should have done is have a hallow xoom shell tablot to slide into. Now this will be my baby and i can dump my infuse and 10.1 tab for one of these.

  • Shazam

    I want this on Verizon’s 4G network!