Samsung Announces Galaxy Note, A Super-sized Android Phone

| September 1, 2011 | Reply

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note today at the IFC electronics show.The Galaxy Note will add another size category to its already broad range of Android devices.

The Galaxy Note is basically a very large smartphone, with a 5.3-inch screen and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Other specs include: A dual-core 1.4GHz processor, a Super AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel main camera that can record 1080p video, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n support for Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 mobile network support.

The 5″+ phone size hasn’t exactly been a winner for Dell, with their Dell Streak phones, but Samsung believes they are tapping into the thoughts of at least some customers:

“The Galaxy Note is a new category of product, developed through Samsung’s deep consumer understanding and insight,” Samsung said. “It combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability to create a whole new user experience.”

One thing that sets the Galaxy Note apart from other phones is that it comes with a stylus, dubbed the “S Pen”.

“The Galaxy Note is a new category of product, developed through Samsung’s deep consumer understanding and insight,” Samsung said. “It combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability to create a whole new user experience.”

The phone comes with an app called S Memo that can store handwritten notes and drawings. It also accommodates pictures, voice recordings, and typed text.

Pricing and availability has not yet been announced.

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