Samsung announced the GALAXY Note smartphone / small tablet, offering a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen display. The screen size is extra-large for a phone, but tiny for tablet when you consider the iPad is 9.7-inches.
GALAXY Note (model GT-N7000) combines a full touch screen with an advanced pen-input technology, called S Pen, which can be used for accurate sketching and artwork, while superior handwriting recognition allows ideas to be freely captured and shared with other devices without the need to perform any additional digitization; handwritten text is accurately converted into digital characters.
Specially designed apps using GALAXY Note's S Pen feature will be labeled S Choice. New applications offering will include Soonr Workplace, OmniSketch, Zen Brush, ComicBook!, and iAnnotate PDF. Soonr Workplace enables team collaboration by allowing direct annotation on the various file formats stored in the Soonr Cloud and iAnnotate PDF provides a direct annotation mode for S Pen over PDF file. OmniSketch and Zen Brush are very useful tools for free sketch and drawing. OmniSketch enables users to sketch drawings using the S Pen as a brush, while Zen Brush provides oriental brush simulation.
GALAXY Note's high-resolution display ensures that e-books, PowerPoint presentations, news apps and web-pages can be viewed comfortably with minimal scrolling or zooming. Minimizing the need to switch between applications, GALAXY Note's HD super AMOLED screen is large enough to allow meaningful split-screen operation and true multi-tasking; the most frequently used native apps can be operated side-by-side, reducing interruptions. Additionally, the 5.3″ display is the largest ever included in a primary mobile device; measuring just 9.6mm thick, GALAXY Note fits comfortably in a pocket to offer true portability.
GALAXY Note's 1.4GHz dual-core processor ensures the device is incredibly fast and a smooth user interface ensures seamless usability. Lightning fast network speeds are enabled through the HSPA+; or LTE-enabled device's super-fast connection, ensuring a quick and seamless browsing experience. This means that users can stream videos in real-time or engage with their friends through online gaming platforms, facilitated through Samsung's Game Hub.
|Network||HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
|Processor||1.4GHz Dual Core Processor|
|Display||5.3″ WXGA(1280×800, 285ppi) HD Super AMOLED|
|OS||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Camera|| Main (Rear): 8 MP with LED Flash
Front: 2 MP
Single shot, Smile shot, Share shot, Action shot, Beauty, Cartoon, Panorama
|Video||Video: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
Recording 1080p@24~30fps, Playing 1080p@30fps
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
|Value-added Features||Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0/ Samsung Kies air
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
(Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX
S Pen Experience (S Memo, S Planner, S Choice)
Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync
Basic: POP3/IMAP Email
Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub
Google Mobile Services
Syncing with Google Calendar
A-GPS / GLONASS
Enterprise Solutions: ODE, EAS, CCX, MDM, VPN, WebEx
|Connectivity||Bluetooth technology v 3.0+ HS
USB 2.0 HOST
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Light, Digital compass, Proximity, Barometer|
|Memory||16/32GB Internal Memory + microSD (up to 32GB)|
|Size||146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65 mm|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 2,500 mAh|
Price and Availability
Samsung is first releasing the GALAXY Note in the European market starting from Germany in November 2011 for 700. The GALAXY Note will be available with major operators including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, and Vodafone in Europe.