At IFA 2011 that is currently being held in Germany, Samsung recently unveil a rather peculiar device, the Samsung Galaxy Note. I said “peculiar” because it has a 5.3” (WXGA) HD Super AMOLED screen that has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 at 285 ppi, which is too small to be a tablet and too large for a smartphone. But spec wise Galaxy Note is leaning towards being a smartphone than a small tablet, unlike the original Galaxy tablet which is a tablet but was marketed as a oversize smartphone.
Sammy’s Galaxy Note will be powered by a 1.4 GHz Dual Core Processor and will be running Android™ 2.3(Gingerbread) which is the version of Android intended for smartphones. Other feature that stands out for the Galaxy Note is that it includes a digital S Pen and a preinstalled “S Memo” app for taking down notes using the digital pen. Samsung Galaxy Note may have been inspired by the Dell’s Streak, though Sammy may be able to pull this one.
Samsung Galaxy Note Specs:
5.3” WXGA HD Super AMOLED w/ 1280×800 screen res @ 285ppi
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
8 MP rear camera with LED Flash
Video capture at 1080p (24~30fps)
2 MP front facing camera
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Smart Note Apps
S Pen / Pen UX
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0 HOST
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Accelerometer, Light, Digital compass, Proximity, Barometer
16/32GB Internal Memory + microSD up to 32GB
145.85 × 82.95 × 9.65 mm
Li-on 2,500 mAh battery
Sammy was secretive on the availability and price of the Galaxy Note, but it’s sure to be available later this month (the earliest) or early October. It could also be available in the Middle East earlier than most countries. You can checkout more press shot and the promo video below.
You can also read Sammy’s full PR here.
Last modified: September 4, 2011