Samsung Galaxy Note 2 scaremongering

By Alan Ng - Sep 11, 2012

It looks like all of the scaremongering going on with regards to Verizon not getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have come to no avail. Many of you were concerned that Big Red may not be getting the latest and possibly greatest Android device after the original Note no show, but new details have emerged suggesting that Verizon may be fast tracking the Note 2 into their lineup of devices.

When the device was first announced, leaks in the aftermath of the Note 2 event in Germany suggested that the device would be coming to three of the ‘big four’ carriers in the US, with T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T all set to provide the 5.5-inch beast to their customers.

A natural sense of de ja vu could have been on the cards with no early details on a Verizon Wireless release, but it looks as if Big Red may have learned their lesson from the Galaxy Note 1 situation. Now, we’re hearing that the Note 2 may arrive on Verizon with a model number of SCH-I605.

If you pay particular attention to model numbers, you may realize that this matches up with similar model numbers for other devices on Verizon and a screenshot released by BriefMobile also suggests that the SCH-I605 device is compatible with Verizon’s radios required for their network.

Another piece of evidence is that the system settings screen also reveals that the mystery device is running Android 4.1.1 – which means that this is definitely the Verizon Galaxy Note 2, or a brand new device that will be running Jelly Bean out of the box.

If this does turn out to be the Note 2 on Verizon, it will mean that the highly anticipated device will be available on all four carriers in the U.S, giving you plenty of options to consider if you are planning to change carrier any time soon. Hopefully Verizon will have a confirmation for us soon, but it does look promising at this point.

Would you choose the Note 2 on Verizon, ahead of AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile?

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  • Steph

    I hope Verizon does get the Note 2 because after the sudden LG Intuition monstrosity (the phone just looks horrible!) I would seriously consider moving BACK to T-mobile!

  • Jimmy Crack Corn

    Much like the iPhone 5 when the Note 2 is released Sprint will be the big loser because of their lack of 4G LTE coverage. Sprint has been playing this game for 2 years. Sell phones that go super fast but don’t provide any place where they work fast. It’s similar to owning a race car but being forced to drive it all day in a school zone. Sad!

  • Bryan

    Thank God!! Patiently waiting for the note 2 through Verizon.. don’t wanna change carriers. You just can’t beat Verizon’s reception and signal strength .. hurry up!! 😉

  • haha

    Must suck when it comes to being in the U.S for smartphones…. ahhhh Europe 🙂

    • ianmalik

      But, don’t they have their Apple thingys to play with? haha……

  • ThatsHowISeeIt

    Good call by Verizon! I was planing to switch from Verizon to another carrier otherwise.