Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G LTE makes its way onto U.S. Cellular, pricing set at $499.99Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
After launching Samsung's Galaxy Note II late last year, U.S. Cellular announced today that it's added another Galaxy Note family member to its product lineup. The 4G LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is launching today both on U.S. Cellular's website and in its retail stores, with pricing set at $499.99 when paired with a rate plan that includes 2GB or more of data usage.
The specs for U.S. Cellular's Note 10.1 are similar to the features included with the original Wi-Fi model that launched last year. That means that buyers can expect a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera. Since this is a Note product, the device also includes an S Pen stylus.
U.S. Cellular's flavor of the Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes 4G LTE connectivity, which the carrier says is currently available to 61 percent of its customers in cities located in states like Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. U.S. Cellular expects that it's LTE network will cover 87 percent of its customers by the end of 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the latest in a line of Galaxy-branded products that've appeared on U.S. Cellular with 4G LTE connectivity in tow. Early in 2012, USCC began offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE support, and then it followed with the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II later in the year. It's good to see U.S. Cellular continuing to expand its LTE device offerings, and I'm sure that the users that are covered with USCC's flavor of LTE appreciate having another device to ride the 4G airwaves with. How many of you have access to U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network?
Via U.S. Cellular