Well, well well – it looks like the Galaxy Note II with Verizon branding on home button is real after all. Back in mid-September, we first saw the leaked images of the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet slapped with a weird Verizon branding home button. We first suspected it could be test design. But, it was real, not just a prototype. Samsung yesterday revealed the Verizon branded Galaxy Note II device with a Verizon logo on the home button, on both the marble white and titanium gray versions. There’s also another “Verizon 4G LTE” logo on the back, which is sufficient branding for Verizon phones. But, why on home button?
According to the reports, users can easily scratch off the logo from the home button. but some are saying it’s not exactly easy to just to do it. It;s worth noting that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile have slapped their carrier branding on the home button of the Galaxy Note II.
Here’s a quick refresher of the 2nd gen Note II:
# Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz with support for LTE radio
# 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels
# Wacom inductive technology for convenient use of an improved S Pen
# 2GB RAM
# 8MP camera on the back capable of taking 1080p HD videos, 1.9MP camera along the front for HD video calling support
# 3,100 mAh battery
# Ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, which is first time for a Samsung-made Android device.
AT&T’s Galaxy Note II will start hitting the stores on November 9th for $299.99 with pre-orders beginning tomorrow, while T-Mobile is currently having it in stock for $369.99 and U.S. Cellular will release it on tomorrow, October 26th.
Check out the more pictures after the break.