Although, the internals of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 aren’t any different from those of other carrier-branded American variants, the device was nonetheless the most polarizing Galaxy Note 2 variant due to what many see as over-branding on Verizon’s end.
The carrier’s Galaxy Note 2, as it turned out, came with a Verizon-branded home button to go with the usual carrier branding at the back of the phablet. Still, that didn’t stop this Galaxy Note 2 variant from selling quite well, and Amazon Wireless now has a special deal for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2, an otherwise very expensive device, even on contract.
Instead of the usual $299.99 buyers have to pay for an on-contract Galaxy Note 2, those who purchase the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 on Amazon Wireless will only pay $149.99 upfront as part of this limited-time deal. The offer is valid for new Verizon subscribers or those who have an existing family plan on Verizon and would like to add an extra line.
Still, we shouldn’t misconstrue this online special as a sign that the Galaxy Note 2’s product life cycle is almost up. Logically, the next-generation Galaxy Note 3 should be expected in the third or fourth quarter of 2013, with a possible Q3 launch and Q4 release. Going back to the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 being sold on Amazon, it’s the Titanium Gray flavor that’s on sale for $149.99 on-contract.
Regardless of color, this is a pleasant surprise for anyone who wants to own Samsung’s latest phablet, a high-end device that’s a huge upgrade in comparison to the original Galaxy Note from late 2011.