Although its existence wasn't much of a mystery, Samsung has made it official and announced the Galaxy Note II for all major carriers.
So you'll be able to get it for Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, or AT&T for its $250 after-contract price. Obviously, each carrier charges its own rates for data and service.
The Galaxy Note II is even bigger than its predecessor, with a 5.5-inch display. It also boasts a 1.6 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor with LTE connectivity and 2 GB of RAM.
Whether or not you think it's cool, one thing that Samsung's Galaxy Note phone has sparked is that "how big is too big" discussion when it comes to smartphones.
The original Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3-inch display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of built-in memory, and a 1280x800 resolution.
In other words, its specs are on par with some of the entry-level tablets on the market. When it comes to display sizes, smartphones generally measure in at 4 to 4.5 inches, while tablets start at around 7 inches.
So the Galaxy Note falls in between the two categories but definitely still sides more with the phone group. Nevertheless, it is a highly interesting phone. The device packs a large 2500 mAh battery which should provide a sturdy battery life to power that bigger-than-usual display.