Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is coming to Verizon, according to a reputable source who handed us the following screenshot from the device. With model number SCH-I605, the device will be Samsung’s first multi-carrier release of the Note. Last year’s model was released (in the States) only on AT&T’s network. This year, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Bell, and Sprint are supposed to receive a version of the device. We leaked AT&T Note screenshots yesterday.
Our source claims the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 will be equipped with a quad-core Exynos processor and 4G LTE service. It will look identical to the international model, but have Verizon badging all over. Even the home button is branded. (We are working on getting pictures of that).
In addition, we can confirm that the Galaxy Note 2 will be coming to US Cellular as well, something unreported thus far. In summary, the Galaxy Note 2 will be coming to every single major American carrier: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular. All models will be identical, according to the source. An announcement is not far off. Unfortunately, after the announcement, each carrier will have a separate release date. We could see the device releases staggered over days, weeks, or months.
Update: We know screenshots can be difficult to believe. To further support our assertion that the Verizon Note 2 is real, we dug up some cached handset detection archives showing off the device with the same build number. In addition, here are some Flickr streams with photos uploaded from this model (2).