The much-awaited sequel to Samsung’s best-selling ‘phablet’, the Galaxy Note 2, is now on sale on Three on a range of contract tariffs.
The carrier is offering the Note 2 free on its Ultimate Internet 1000 plan for £44 a month over a two-year term. This entitles takers to all-you-can-eat-data, 1,000 minutes of calls and 5,000 texts.
Those willing to shell out upfront, though, can pick it up from £31 a month on the Essential Internet 100 plan, with £159 for the handset itself.
Available in marble white and titanium grey colourways, the new and improved smartphone-tablet hybrid's highlights include a 5.55-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a brawny 1.6GHz quad-core processor and an eight-megapixel with an improved burst mode that lets you pick the best snap from multiple shots.
Elsewhere there is a revamped S-Pen stylus and some smart software features such as SmartStay, which is an intelligent sleep mode function that tracks your eyes to ensure the screen stays on as long as you’re looking at it, and Air View, which lets you preview content by just hovering the stylus over the screen.
Also on board is a longer-lasting 3,100mAh battery and HSPA+ support for internet speeds of up to 21mbps.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said: “With its range of cutting edge features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is perfectly suited to those looking for innovation without compromise.
“Coming to life on the only network that was built for the internet, the Galaxy Note 2 combines the productivity of a PC in a handy smartphone size.”
Meanwhile, Tesco Mobile has also begun taking orders for the Note 2, as well as Phones 4U, which is ranging the device for free on O2, Orange and Vodafone from £41 a month.
The Galaxy Note 2 officially launches today, so pre-order units should be delivered imminently. Got your hands on one already? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.