Exclusive: Samsung confirms Galaxy Note could be here in October

Exclusive: Samsung confirms Galaxy Note could be here in OctoberWe're always wary of placing too much stock in retailers' pre-order pages, as a lot of the time we suspect quite frankly that they've no more idea of when a new phone is coming than anyone else and are just taking a stab in the dark so us press types will write about it.

But we can exclusively reveal that that the Samsung Galaxy Note will possibly be here in late October or early November 2011 - a Samsung account manager has actually confirmed it.

Word has reached us that a senior account manager within Samsung has confirmed to our source that the Galaxy Note is already being used regularly by Samsung employees over in Korea, and that the Clove story we wrote yesterday is absolutely right – never mind early 2012, the Galaxy Note is on its way well ahead of Christmas.

"I spoke to my contact at Samsung last night and he had just arrived back from Korea. He advised me that the Samsung note 5.3 is looking to be released late October/early November," our source indicates.

He also says he got to check out the Galaxy Note in the flesh, and that his contact within Samsung said it had been “received with huge excitement” by his clients.

We're also told to expect another couple of important Samsung launches before the end of the year and early 2012 – including the full replacement for the Samsung Galaxy S II early in February – which is bang on target for a 12-month turnaround from the S II's Mobile World Congress touchdown.

We haven't been able to confirm the accuracy of the Galaxy Note's £500+VAT pre-order price on Clove, but we're trying to find out and will post here as soon as we know more.

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Ray182  Sep. 23, 2011 at 09:48

I recently spoke to a Key Account Manager from Samsung in South Africa. He confirmed the same thing. Release in South Africa in the beginning of November! he already uses the Note as his daily phone and he's really excited about it. Especially the speed and dimensions of the phone. Can't wait!

Julias  Sep. 23, 2011 at 12:14

Worlds first "Phablet" and I like it!

phalguna  Sep. 23, 2011 at 12:24

That is the best strategy Samsung is following - Release Galaxy Note before Diwali and Christmas. Another important change I suggest if Samsung can do - Change the UI to avoid those front soft buttons (to like that of Nokia N9) and make the Internal Memory to 32GB, and Memory Card to support upto 64GB. In my opinon a full touch phone should not have top-side or bottom side - even the microphone and earpiece should be active basing the side the user turns the phone. These changes in the specs will make this phone the best option in high-end smatphones and can rule the globe.

dvdrmaquads  Sep. 23, 2011 at 18:12

I love it. who the carrier going to be?

dennis3  Sep. 23, 2011 at 22:10

USA release? Would love to know if/when & what carrier.

yemintun  Sep. 24, 2011 at 09:32

Cant wait cant wait!!! Best phone!!! I will definitely grab it! So excited heee ;() iphone 5 is nth compared to this monsterous godly phone! Go samsung!


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