October is nearly over, which means that the holidays are coming up on us pretty quickly. For anyone interested in buying an early gift for him or herself, especially one that could be used to scribble down your shopping list for others, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is now on sale at Daily Steals. The Note II is being offered by the site for $579.99 and is the unlocked, 16GB model. Customers can choose either the Marble White or Titanium Gray version of the device. As the name of the site implies, this deal is only being offered today, and as of this writing the price is only good for another 4 hours and 54 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II's spec sheet includes a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display along with 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras. There's also a 1.6GHz quad-core processor inside the device, and it comes preloaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This unlocked model offers quad-band GSM and HSDPA connectivity, meaning that it'll play nicely with AT&T 3G and should also work on T-Mobile 3G in areas where the carrier's refarmed HSPA+ network is live, like Las Vegas and Kansas City.
This model's $579.99 price tag may be a bit more than AT&T and T-Mobile are asking for their subsidized units, but for anyone that wants to avoid a contract, it does come in a bit cheaper than either carrier's full retail price for the Note II ($649.99). And while it lacks LTE support, it's an unlocked device free of carrier control and branding. If this deal has piqued your interest, you can find the "Get it now!" button awaiting your click at the Daily Steals link below.