Jan 30 AT 10:11 AM Taylor Wimberly 33 Comments

AT&T Galaxy Note arrives February 19 for $299


Previously announced at CES, AT&T has now provided a launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy Note, starting February 5, at att.com/galaxynote will receive the device by February 17. For those who wish to purchase at retail stores, it will be available February 19.

As expected, the AT&T Galaxy Note will retail for $299 with a 2-year agreement and require a minimum monthly data package (starting at $20/mo). The February 5th pre-order date also happens to be on the same day as Super Bowl XLVI, which Samsung has announced they will debut a new commercial. Coincidence?

“The Galaxy Note brings a new level of efficiency to busy customers who would normally rely on multiple devices,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “This new breed of smartphone helps consumers accomplish more with a single device than ever before. The unique all-in-one experience can simplify daily life while tapping into AT&T’s 4G LTE network to let customers work even faster.”

Highlights of the Galaxy Note include the world’s first 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (1280×800), dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, 1 GB RAM, the highly advanced input tool called S-Pen, and support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network.

The Galaxy Note has already surpassed 1 million units sold overseas and we recently got to spend some hands-on time with the device at CES. If you are on AT&T, let us know if you are considering picking up this device when it launches.

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  • oddball

    I really hope tthis comes to more than 1 carrier quickly. This is an excellent device and I want one

  • Billy

    I really dig the note .. I want to play with one … it also needs some VZW love.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Yes definately on my RADAR…It will arrive on Verizon as the Galaxy Journal later this year probably in April or June. Hopefully with a faster processor stepped up specs we all know carriers love to one up eachother. For me here in 2012 It’s either going to be this or the Nexus tablet or just maybe the next galaxy nexus in December 2012….

  • Thomas Biard

    I love the stylus. It seems like they are finally getting an elegant solution for capacitive stylii that includes function and appearances. I also like how thin this thing is. I agree with above, VZW please.

  • Trinhbo

    I’m not in the market for a new phone but I like seeing new devices like these come out. Hopefully it succeeds and continues to drive innovation for moer of these multi-purpose hybrid devices.


    Would have been epic if it launched with ICS.i still will take my GNEX over this. But if it were available for tmo, it wouldn’t be so easy to say that. Lol

  • Aura Mae

    I’ve been waiting for this device since it was announced in September. Can’t wait. Hoping Best Buy has it at launch so I can get their insurance. If not, I will be at my local Att store with my cash in hand. This will be my third 5″ screen device. (HTC Advantage, Dell Streak) Just can’t go smaller now.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Not 100% certain, but I believe Best Buy will still sell you their insurance plan if you buy the device at another location.

  • Hue Three of Five

    Anyone think this phone will have radio and gps problems like every other Samsung Android I have owned? Cuz this looks pretty cool.

    • Matt

      From what I have read on XDA GPS is pretty solid. This is on the international variant..Not sure if they used a different chip on the AT&T version.

      • Hue Three of Five

        Thanks. Maybe Samsung devices run better on GSM networks opposed to Verizons CDMA.

      • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

        It’s different. International was Exynos 4210 and ATT’s version is Snapdragon S3.

        • Matt

          I was referring to the GPS chip which im pretty sure is the same but dont know for sure.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Nope. This device has the Snapdragon S3 processor, so it will have the best location service around. It supports GPS and GLONASS for double the satellite coverage.


    • Trinhbo

      The Samsung Galaxy S had notorious GPS problems that were never fixed, probably a hardware issue.

      As for the Galaxy SII, most people seem to have a fully working GPS (and it works for me for what that’s worth).

      For some reason though, the Sprint variant of the Galaxy SII is the only version which seems to have GPS complaints so far. I wonder if it uses a different GPS chip than the international or AT&T versions.

  • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

    Using the Note on AT&T via Amazon import. It is already my favorite phone even with Gingerbread. With the promised ICS upgrade, Note will be fantastic. CPU performance is strong. Enabling a complex database filter (a CPU intensive task) takes 4 seconds to complete with the Note, 7 seconds with the Galaxy Nexus, 9 seconds with Transformer Prime, 12 seconds with iPad 2, and 23 seconds with an iPhone 4. The Note’s CPU is a screamer at least with the imported version.

    Like a previous poster, I am a fan of larger screen devices having also used the HTC Advantage, and Dell Streak. Don’t write off the bigger screen devices without trying them. Video, web, and 3rd party apps are much more enjoyable for me on the bigger screen devices.

    • Matt

      Yeah its too bad the AT&T version has a different processor then the international one.

      • Trinhbo

        I think the AT&T version is LTE enabled. And only the Snapdragon processor supports that at the moment instead of their Samsung Exynos processor. AFAIK, the international version is only GSM HSPA+.

        If you look at the Samsung Skyrocket (which is the LTE version of the Galaxy SII) on AT&T, that also used the Snapdragon processor.

    • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

      Completely agreed, I’m glad I made the decision to buy the international version, instead of the AT&T version. The Exynos is amazing, I can’t wait to see how much of a beast this phone will be with ICS.

    • fecat17

      I have the import version also. Solid, loving it! Using on att 3g & h+. Waiting for ics….

  • Matt

    I really wanted to get one of these but only edge on Tmobile :-(

    So now its down to the Galaxy Nexus or SGS3 for me..

  • amgala

    I want this for my overseas phone!

  • iamXiV92a

    And I already picked up a Skyrocket. . . :-(

  • gadgetgeek71

    Can someone that has the international version, what is the real difference? I will be adding a line to get it, so will I be able to walk into ATT and get a sim? How does that work? I want this phone. I have big hands and typing is a bear…..

    • Matt
    • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

      Matt’s link gives a nice description of version differences.

      I am using the microSIM from my iPhone 4 with full SIM adapter. My plan was to always use the iPhone’s SIM in different devices since the iPhone is too restricted, and screen too small for my needs. The SIM was in the iPhone for only a month, the Dell Streak 5 for over a year, a WP7 for a short time, and now the Note. I checked with AT&T before purchasing iPhone to ensure they were ok with SIM swapping. I created new APN entry for AT&T based on settings a poster at Amazon had posted. It worked perfectly, no need to call AT&T. I would check with AT&T before purchasing international version to be sure added line vs. SIM swap will be just as easy, and sanctioned.

  • Nate B.

    Awesome device but I will never understand the overly excited hype about this phone/tablet. It’s a bigger SGSII if you think about it. Higher res, and features that benefit it’s size and, gives you a tablet/notepad type of feeling. Other then that it runs the same TouchWiz as the SGSII. I would rather wait for the SGS 3. I’m not trying to knock this device wither but I never understood the hype as if it’s a completely new device. I mean the SGSII still holds it’s own.

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  • epps720

    Must say this really intrigues me, too bad I already got the G-Nex otherwise I might have gotten this

  • Jorge Vieira

    i hope the white version comes also or at least soon after.

  • Ben

    The more i read about this device i am more interested in it. But i want to look at what HTC unveils at MWC and want to play with the Xperia Ion before i get a different phone

  • Shazam

    When does this or the Galaxy Journal come to Verizon? I’ll be sitting on an upgrade in March… An ICS SSG Note on VZW…. please make it so…

  • LostTwnkie

    Awesome phone! i have been using white/black Galaxy Note’s (UK variant) been playing alot of Shadowgun, which is just plain EPIC on the device!