Samsung quiet on Aussie Galaxy Note II release

"Decision has not yet been made" regarding the Galaxy Note II in Australia

No word on an Aussie release...yet: the Samsung Galaxy Note II

No word on an Aussie release...yet: the Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Australia has refused to confirm the release of its newly announced Galaxy Note II smartphone Down Under, saying a decision on the availability of the product has not been made yet.

Read our preview of the Samsung Galaxy Note II here

Unveiled overnight at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, the Galaxy Note II is the successor to the original Galaxy Note smartphone. The new model has a larger 5.5in screen, a faster, quad-core processor and runs the latest version of Google's Android platform, 4.1 Jelly Bean. It once again comes with an "S Pen" stylus that allows users to take notes, draw onto the screen and annotate images and PDF files.

Samsung confirmed today that the Galaxy Note II will be available in Europe, Asia and the Middle East by October and will be released in the US by the end of 2012. However, it has refused to confirm or deny an Australian release.

"Samsung is delighted in the response from consumers in regards to the GALAXY Note 2 following IFA 2012," said an Australian spokesperson. "A decision has not yet been made whether this product will be made available in Australia."

A delay in releasing the original Galaxy Note in Australia saw online mobile phone store MobiCity claim a "world exclusive" by becoming the first online retail outlet to sell that device Down Under. The store sold the Galaxy Note to Australian consumers from October 2011, a full five months before Samsung officially launched the device in Australia in March this year.

Despite initially expected to be a niche device, Samsung announced earlier this month that it has already sold 10 million units of the Galaxy Note worldwide. The milestone came four months ahead of schedule, as the company initially forecasted it would sell 10 million units by the end of 2012.

Should Samsung release the Galaxy Note II in Australia as soon as possible? Would you be annoyed with a potential delay? Let us know in the comments below!

Related content

Samsung Galaxy Note II preview
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to come with Jelly Bean?
Samsung teaser trailer hints at Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note review
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
Samsung Galaxy S III review

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?