We knew that Samsung was going to be bringing the Galaxy Note II to US shores sometime this year, and things are slowly starting to come into focus. Samsung has just announced that the larger-than-life handset will be coming to no less than five different US carriers by mid-November. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular will all be carrying the device, which features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 16GB of storage, and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.

It's the same sort of widespread distribution plan Samsung pursued with the Galaxy S III — to great effect. Unfortunately, the company hasn't revealed any pricing or hard release dates just yet, but one thing is clear: Samsung has no intention of ceding the US holiday shopping season to the iPhone 5 alone.

Update: US Cellular's pre-order page is live, and it is pricing the phone at $299.99 with a contract.