You’ve probably read the rumours and speculation over the past few weeks… when is the Samsung Galaxy Note II released in Australia?

19 December update: We’re pleased to confirm that we will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note II 4G in-store on Boxing Day (26 December).

The grey Galaxy Note II will be available in all Telstra-owned stories and participating licensed and dealer stores from 26 December (stock limitations may apply). For online availability please register your interest here and we’ll email you as soon as the Galaxy Note II 4G goes on sale online.

The original Samsung Galaxy Note seemed like a bit of an odd device to some when it first launched. More than a phone, almost a tablet… everyone began using the word ‘phablet’ to describe it. It has a pretty dedicated following given that it’s such a unique device, which is probably why so many of you have been excited about the pending release of the Galaxy Note II in Australia.

Well, we can now confirm that Telstra are bringing the Samsung Galaxy Note II to Australia’s largest 4G-enabled network early next year. This will bring the number of 4G devices available to Telstra customers to 20.

Of course, if you’ve been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note II for a while now, you’re probably waiting for us to announce details of pricing and a release date. We’ll be announcing prices, online pre-order information and in-store availability closer to launch. In the meantime, I’d recommend signing up at our Keep Me Informed page – we’ll send you an email the very instant we have more info to share.

If you’ve been using a Samsung Galaxy Note, why do you reckon it’s superior to other phones out there?