Galaxy Note II coming to Sprint on October 25

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Sprint customers, get ready for the biggest smartphone your carrier has ever offered.

The company has just confirmed that the successor to Samsung's already-big Galaxy Note phone/tablet ("phablet") will be launching on October 25, at a price of $300 for those who sign up for a two-year service agreement.

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.

The phone has been confirmed for all major carriers. Details from other service providers is still pending.