We’ve recently heard from a source who is in-the-know for Telstra news that Australia’s biggest carrier is planning to launch the Galaxy S II 4G and Galaxy Note — both from Samsung, of course — in the near future as both are appearing in Telstra’s internal systems. Take it with a grain of salt, but it’s certainly plausible, especially the Galaxy Note. There’s a LTE version of the Galaxy Note headed to AT&T in the US; and Bell, Rogers and Telus in Canada — all of which use 850MHz 3G — in February, which could certainly have 1800MHz LTE packed in it. We also know that Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Note is coming to Australia, and we’ve heard that Vodafone are also testing it.
As for the Galaxy S II 4G, it could either be the normal Galaxy S II available now except with a 4G modem in it, or it could be the upcoming Galaxy S II Plus that’s expected to launch at MWC later this month. The Galaxy S II Plus apparently has a faster 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos CPU and a slightly different button set up to better suit Android 4.0.
If this all plays out correctly, we should see announcements made around Mobile World Congress and launch dates soon afterwards.