Ahead of the expected Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date on the Verizon Wireless network, a decorative accessory has apparently leaked it way onto the web – one that hides the operator’s logo with a replacement home button. According to Android Central using the tagline of “Cover that ridiculous logo,” the set is a snip at just $10.
The aluminum button marks the latest in a long line of third-party accessories, cases and covers already on the US market prior to the official release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. According to Samsung, official cases and accessories for the Verizon will not be made available until the device’s launch date rolls around next month.
Verizon previously confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date for November 27th – a week later that the AT&T Note 2 and a full month behind the T-Mobile and Sprint variants. Identical to the other versions destined to hit the US market over the coming weeks, the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 will deliver specs and features including a powerful quad-core processor running at 1.6GHz, 2GB of dedicated RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean at the helm.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 2 is by far the most advanced, capable and powerful Android Smartphone the industry has ever seen – outperforming even the company’s own Galaxy S3. Early estimates suggest that Smartphone/Tablet PC hybrid will chalk up no less than 20 million unit sales over the coming five quarters.
Those unwilling to hold out are already being offered the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 2 via certain third-party retailer for around $800 – the big-four carriers are by contrast to offer the Note 2 for around $300 with the usual two year service agreement.