All of the major carriers in the US will be getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The device has passed through the FCC and it will have support for LTE, with the T-Mobile version supporting HSPA+.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 US release date rumors (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile)
The variant of T-Mobile is also said to be future proof thanks to a document leaked which shows that it will come with 850/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/1700/1900 WCDMA/HSPA, Band 4 (5, 10, 15, 20 MHz), 17 LTE 5, 10 MHz frequencies. T-Mobile is of course releasing LTE in 2013, so it is thought that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be the very first handset to use it.
The Note 2 comes with 2GB of RAM, a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display and it runs Jelly Bean and supports a new TouchWiz interface that has support for apps for S Pen built in. It also has an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9 megapixel on the front.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be in competition with the Apple iPhone 5 which is in the US with LTE, iOS 6 and a display of 4 inches. It will also compete alongside the Nokia Lumia 920 powered by Windows Phone 8 and which has an HD display and a camera of 8.7 megapixels PureView.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date is set for 1st October internationally and 3rd party retailers say that they will be shipping to the US from then on. However the international version of the device is GSM so this will leave Sprint and Verizon subscribers out of luck. As for the actual US release date from carriers, rumors suggest it will only happen in November.