Actually, if all the rumors we’ve been hearing are accurate, there could be five carriers in the United States offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. AT&T was recently tipped as the first of the five to launch its Galaxy Note 2; if the reports are true, the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 would be released on October 21. But two other carriers are looking to be likelier than ever before to offer the second-generation phablet. New reports are claiming that T-Mobile and Verizon will launch separate versions of the Galaxy Note 2, one similar to the international version and the other one customized for 4G LTE users in America.
According to Sam Mobile, T-Mobile’s Note 2 variant will come with more or less the same specifications as the international Note 2; 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a quad-core Exynos processor. As T-Mobile doesn’t have its own 4G LTE network unlike AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, it seems almost likely that its Galaxy Note 2 will ship with a quad-core under the hood.
The Verizon version of the second-gen phablet had actually leaked a few times prior to today, but according to PopHerald, it may not come with a quad-core processor. The site hypothesized that the Verizon Note 2 (and possibly the versions of AT&T and Sprint) will include a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with enhanced clock speed to “make the device’s user interface smoother and better to use.” This is identical to the situation with the American Galaxy S3, which came with the said Qualcomm chip to ensure improved 4G LTE performance and compatibility.
The PopHerald report differs from previous ones mentioning benchmark results of a few American Galaxy Note 2 variants; these benchmarks had revealed 4G LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor on the same device. Nonetheless, the chances are still very high of the Galaxy Note 2, even the one on Verizon, Sprint and/or AT&T, becoming the first device sold in America to support 4G LTE yet be powered by a quad-core CPU.