We were hearing the rumours of the Galaxy S II 4G and Galaxy Note going to Telstra from various sources, but now a solid source has today confirmed that dummy models of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G have arrived at Telstra retail stores. This means two things:
- These devices are legit, and are actually launching
- They’re launching really soon
With these dummies headed into stores, it means that advertising and the selling of these devices is going to happen really soon. For instance the Velocity 4G dummies weren’t in stores all that long before it actually went on sale. Our source hasn’t been able to provide a launch date and pricing for the Galaxy Note & Galaxy S II 4G, though when and if that comes to hand we’ll let you know. We do know that Telstra are planning to launch the Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G in late Feb / early March, so that might be when all 3 devices launch.
It’s interesting that Telstra is bringing in the older model Galaxy S II as their 4G device instead of waiting out for the Galaxy S III, then again they may do both. There was also no word on the Galaxy Note being 4G, so you may have to deal with just HSPA+ 21Mbps — what a first world problem. Another thing is that Telstra isn’t going with the technical ‘LTE’ naming scheme, instead opting for the more simplistic ‘4G’.