Samsung have lifted the lid on the Galaxy Note here in Australia. The 5.3-inch device is available now from Optus and Vodafone for $0 on $79 and $5 on $59 respectively — Telstra will also be launching it (we told you!) in April with pricing unannounced. The Galaxy Note will also be available for purchase outright (and network unlocked) for $899 — $200 more than the $699 price MobiCity are offering.

Out of the box the Galaxy Note will be running Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’. Samsung are hoping to have Ice Cream Sandwich available to users during the second quarter of this year, but don’t get your hopes up on that time frame.

Specs for the Galaxy Note include:

  • 5.3-inch 1280×800 Super AMOLED HD display w/ S-Pen
  • 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU
  • Android 2.3 (Android 4.0 coming in an update)
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100MHz
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0

Matt Booth is reporting from the luxurious The Rocks in Sydney.

Source: Optus.
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Stance
Stance
8 years ago

I wonder if Telstra’s version will get LTE?

Alex Gerontzos
Alex Gerontzos
8 years ago

Just thought I would confirm with all you good people that I happen to walk into Optus today and kindly asked the salesperson if they had the note. They assured me that it will be out next week and asked if they had the dummy phone and he was kind enough to go into the back and bring one out for me. May I say WA WA WA WEEEE WA!!!! My goodness this thing is freaken HUUUUGGGEEE!!!!!! I put put my galaxy s2 ( US Model 4.5″ screen) and it looked like a toy compared to it.  So yeah thought… Read more »

S.O.P
S.O.P
Reply to  Alex Gerontzos
8 years ago

 JB HiFi had a dummy at the Carseldine store (Brisbane) over a week and a half ago. I carried it around the store for a while, it fits perfectly fine in a standard pocket. Feels great in the hand.

Janbrandt
Janbrandt
8 years ago

Kogan have it for $549

Gforce2001z
Gforce2001z
8 years ago

So, no 4g LTE..?

Nathsgames
Nathsgames
Reply to  Gforce2001z
8 years ago

No it doesn’t have LTE, anywhere in the World

Tazeem Naqvi
Tazeem Naqvi
Reply to  Nathsgames
8 years ago

Other than AT&T.

Nathsgames
Nathsgames
Reply to  Tazeem Naqvi
8 years ago

But that’s a different device to the one we have and LTE will not work here as its a different bandwidth, also the CPU is only the Snapdragon CPU and is reported to be vastly inferior.

Gforce2001z
Gforce2001z
Reply to  Nathsgames
8 years ago

Oh well. just have to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S3

Yislam
Yislam
8 years ago

Glad I got mine from Kogan. $588 delivered. One happy Vegemite!

Janbrandt
Janbrandt
Reply to  Yislam
8 years ago

 I am thinking of doing the same. How long have you had your phone, are there any problems with Kogan or the phone?
Have you subscibed to the samsung app web site.?
Any help would be appreciated.

Blah
Blah
8 years ago

i got excited for a sec… stupid telstra.

Gregmcph
Gregmcph
8 years ago

The Optus $49 + $11 plan would work for me. $60 for 1.5gig.

I was in Kuala Lumpur a month ago. The phone is big there too.

Jjones
Jjones
Reply to  Ed
8 years ago

Thx or the tip,
Now all we need is for a store to let us know were we can handle a live Note and see if it fits the bill.
Optus Vodafone stores in MELB CBD be the first to let everyone in the universe know that you have a live Note to play with…

Jason Murray
8 years ago

Been quite tempted by this 🙂

Colleague just returned from Korea and reported that everyone had either a Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note or iPhone.

Garth Wilson
8 years ago

it’s on the optus website now.

Nathsgames
Nathsgames
8 years ago

I checked around up in QLD today and no one had it or knew anything about it. Telstra told me they weren’t sure  if they were still getting it or not. Crazy.

Godslayer
Godslayer
Reply to  Nathsgames
8 years ago

I got mine from mobile made simple in adelaide st brisbane. $799 unlocked. No regrets its an awesome phablet!

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

Kogan only $559 ….OZ always get ripoff and think we r rich….

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Mark
8 years ago

Oh wow, go Kogan 🙂

MrSimtang
MrSimtang
Reply to  Mark
8 years ago

Wow! Just bought one off Kogan. Thanks for the heads up!

Jjones
Jjones
8 years ago

March 13th. Today !!  Whoa !!
Where and When can i get a real physical Note to check out before buying.
Vodafone? Optus?
I’m in the MELB CBD let me know when your store has it to fondle.
THX Jeff

NOZ
NOZ
Reply to  Jjones
8 years ago

I checked a few stores in melb today but couldnt see it…have one already tho…love it :p

Protec
Protec
Reply to  NOZ
8 years ago

i just spoked with vodafone australia and they told me we have no news about this phone releses date so for now its just gossip.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Protec
8 years ago

Gossip? Not when Samsung have officially announced it.