The Samsung Galaxy Note Unveiled!
A smartphone or a tablet?—this is an intriguing but fascinating query which marks the answer depending on the user’s preference whether what device type it belongs.
The Samsung Galaxy Note paved the way of modern telecommunications and electronics industry. It is a hodgepodge of both an Android smartphone and at the same time a tablet computer. It blurs the boundary between phone and tablet. The device was heralded by the Samsung Corporation during IFA 2011 in Berlin.
This 9.7 mm-thick gadget embraces impressive hardware specs like a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM-based processor, a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, an 8 mega-pixel main camera with LED flash which can record 1080p HD video, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and a removable 2500 mAh battery.
It highlights a stylus dubbed as the “S Pen”. This stowaway stylus sites into the bottom right panel of the phone and can be use multi-purposely in different applications. It is pressure-sensitive so you can write on the screen as well as launch applications, take notes and even annotate screenshots or PDF files. The programs include S Planner, a native calendar and to-do list app, from which you can drag and drop appointments and change time slots without having to open an entry and S Memo for note-taking while accepting voice, photo, text and handwritten inputs.
Flushing in the key stats, the device entails a 16GB to 32GB internal storage (with a microSD card slot for extra memory) and the networking support includes LTE and HSPA+. It joins the list of Android 2.3 phones
as it runs the latest 2.3.5 gingerbread version of Google’s Android OS featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UI overlay.
The Samsung Galaxy Note doesn’t contain a HDMI-out port but provides with something more useable: a relatively new connection technology called Mobile High-definition Link (MHL). The on-board HML technology uses the Galaxy Note’s customary micro USB port for outputting HD video and audio via HDMI.
Release Date, Availability and Price
|Android 2.3 Gingerbread
|1.4 Dual-Core ARM-based processor
|1 GB RAM32 GB built-in storage
micro SD slot (up to 32 GB)
|5.3-inch Capacitive touch screen800 x 1280 pixels
|Candybar146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
|8-Megapixel (2560?1920 pixels) primary2-Megapixel secondary
The Galaxy Note was announced on September 01, 2011 and is set to be available in AT&T in the United States. It is expected to be released in UK between mid-November and 1st quarter of 2012. The expected price is £600.