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Sprint Galaxy Note 4G: CES 2012 release theories

We have some good news now for those of you in the US who have been feeling slightly jealous over the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note is available in almost all regions except the US. We’re hearing rumors that Sprint may be one of the carriers which will offer a version of the device, and this means that it may also come with 4G WiMAX support.

At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy Note is still unavailable in the US much to the frustration of consumers, but there are also whispers that the device may be coming to AT&T, fueling speculation that the Galaxy Note may also come equipped with 4G LTE support. Currently, the Europe version of the device is primarily GSM-based, but over in Korea there is already an LTE version available, so it definitely isn’t impossible for Samsung to bring an LTE version to AT&T.

However, AT&T may now be joined by Sprint if a recent rumor by BGR is to be believed. According to their report, Sprint will be showing of the Galaxy Note at the imminent CES 2012 extravaganza, which kicks off on January 10. If the Galaxy Note does land on Sprint’s network then it is almost inevitable that the device will include support for the carriers popular 4G WiMAX network, as a lack of 4G speeds would obviously make a purchase less desirable, especially if their competitors AT&T are rocking a 4G LTE version.

On a side note, it will be interesting to see if Samsung decide to release the Galaxy Note in the US with slightly upgraded hardware specs. Currently, the Galaxy Note comes with a 1.4Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, but the LTE version in Korea as mentioned above comes with a dual-core 1.5GHz Scorpion Cortex A8 processor instead. US consumers will obviously want the best version possible, so it may seen as a slight disappointment if they get the version with a slower processor.

Would you be interested in picking up the Galaxy Note from Sprint, or do you have your eyes on another electronics device this year?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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