AT&T Confirms Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Samsung Galaxy Note II Launching on Nation's Largest 4G Network

Dallas, Texas, September 19, 2012

AT&T* today confirmed plans to offer Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, both within the coming months, following earlier announcements by both handset makers.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC

The stunning Windows Phone 8X boasts an iconic design, immersive studio-quality sound and incredible camera capabilities.  The first-ever Windows Phone 8 device with built-in Beats Audio™ technology, Windows Phone 8X offers authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording.  The 4.3-inch 720p HD (1280 x 720) display comes to life in the phone’s slim, sculpted design and improvements to the rear-facing camera let you capture great photos and record video in 1080p HD. 

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II continues to expand the smartphone category created by the Galaxy Note with improved battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S Pen.  Arriving later this year running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the Galaxy Note II with 4G LTE combines the productivity of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone so you can do more with a single device.  With a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display and 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor, the Galaxy Note II provides PC-like processing power in a truly pocketable device.

AT&T offers a number of advantages for smartphone customers. 

  • Talk & Surf Simultaneously.  AT&T’s network lets customers talk and surf the web at the same time.
  • Largest 4G Network.  Customers get blazing-fast speeds on the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 275 million people. 
  • Flexible Rate Plans.  AT&T doesn’t force customers to switch data plans to get the best device price when they upgrade to a new device and new AT&T customers aren’t forced into a certain plan; they have the flexibility to choose from one of several individual or Mobile Share plans.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II and Windows Phone 8 X by HTC will be available in all AT&T channels and online in the coming months.