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The Galaxy Note 2 release in South Korea was welcomed with a press conference, where Samsung's Head of Mobile Communications J.K. Shin made a bold prediction regarding the device.
Shin stated that the Galaxy Note 2 will sell three times as many units as the original Note in the first three months.
The original Galaxy Note sold around 1 million units within its first three months of being released and that was before it launched in the U.S. By the time Feb. 2012 rolled around, and the device dropped in the states, Samsung tacked on another 1 million to the sales of the device. By August of this year, the Galaxy Note sold 10 million units, fulfilling projections made by industry insiders in the earlier part of 2012.
Samsung expects the Galaxy Note 2 to reach over 260 carriers in 128 markets, and launch in the U.S. on five of the major carriers in November.
The Galaxy Note 2 was confirmed to be coming to all major U.S. carriers last week by Samsung.
The company stated that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will offer their customers the smartphone tablet device on contract once it is ready for launch.
The phablet will feature 4G LTE connectivity on three out of four of these carriers excluding T-Mobile, who will rely on 42Mbps HSPA+.
The device should be available to T-Mobile customers soon.
A ROM for the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy Note 2 was discovered earlier this week. The ROM allows the smartphone-tablet hybrid to run Android 4.1, JellyBean and was compiled on Sept. 15. Samsung is still testing the software in hopes to have it ready for an official launch of the device.
There has not been any official release date announced for the Galaxy Note 2 for T-Mobile. However, it should be sometime next month since the rest of the major carriers appear to be releasing it around that time.
It will be released on AT&T on Oct. 21.