Despite being a niche device, the Samsung Galaxy Note has done very well in terms of sales performance. Back in March, Samsung announced that it already managed to sell 5 million units of the phablet since it hit the shelves in October. And to prove that it isn’t just a stroke of luck, Samsung again came out with the updated numbers back in May wherein it was announced that the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note have already reached the 7 million mark, up by 2 million units in just 2 months from the previous 5 million in March.
This obviously is a testament to how well the Samsung Galaxy Note was received by our smartphone-crazed brethren. As a side note, we thought that the phablet wouldn’t be made available in US shores and this much was announced by Samsung when it unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note late last year. AT&T however was able to convince the Korean smartphone and tablet manufacturer otherwise and managed to get the Samsung Galaxy Note added to its lineup of Android-powered devices, and you can currently purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note starting at $199 at select online retailers.
As of the moment, only AT&T is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note but the phablet has been reported in the past to be making its way over to T-Mobile. In fact, there were reports back then that developers were able to make changes on the phablet’s radio software to make it work in the network of the Magenta carrier. There were also images of what could possibly be the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note with model number SGH-T879 that surfaced in the internet.
More recently however, the purported T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note have made an appearance at the FCC to get its certification paperwork done. And as expected, the phablet packs support for all the bands associated with the Magenta network but what is interesting is the presence of an NFC antenna in the battery cover of the device. In line with that, there were previous reports about a leaked roadmap from T-Mobile mentioning a July 11 release date for its variant of the phablet.
After all is said and done, all this could only mean one thing – the Samsung Galaxy Note is indeed headed T-Mobile’s way and it is just a matter of time before it finally makes it appearance in the shelves of the Magenta carrier.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Note, the phablet has a QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon chipset under the hood to power its operations while its computing power is generated by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and 1GB of RAM. The storage space of the phablet comes up to 16GB but a user has the option to have it expanded by using the microSD card slot of the device. The standout feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note though is its humongous 5.3-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a 1280 x 800 resolution while its camera department equips the phablet with a rear 8MP shooter and a 2MP front-facer.