Samsung unveils its Galaxy Note smartphoneBy Hanleigh Daniels 2 September 2011 | Categories: news
Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy Note (video posted below) during the IFA 2011 in Berlin, which the company claims is a new category of product that it developed through its “deep consumer understanding and insight.”
It features the world’s first and the largest 5.3″ HD (1280 x 800, 285 ppi) Super AMOLED display, as well as an advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, similar to that of HTC’s Flyer which also comes with a stylus that operates with its capacitive display.
According to Samsung the Galaxy Note combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices, while still remaining as portable as a smartphone, leading to create a whole new user experience. The 9.65 mm thick device operates on Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) along with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin on top of it.
“The huge, 5.3″ HD Super AMOLED screen is the largest, highest quality display available in any phone; the touch screen and S Pen combine to produce a uniquely accurate level of control and finesse, along with rich expressions across the Galaxy Note experience, enabling the introduction of new smartphone experiences,” explained JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
Full screen utilization
The high resolution display ensures that PowerPoint presentations, web-pages, news apps and e-books can be easily viewed with minimal scrolling, panning or zooming. Samsung has also included S Planner, which is a professional planning tool that integrates the phone’s To-Do list and schedule.
Also onboard is S Memo, a multimedia application designed to record all forms of user-created content. Pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can all be captured via a single application and converted to a ‘memo’, to be edited, annotated and shared.
A one-step screen-capture function allows users to instantly capture any screen, and captured images can also be freely and accurately annotated using the S Pen before being filed or shared.
Superior usability, powerful performance
Powering the Galaxy Note is a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor ensuring that this mobile device delivers fast and a smooth performance, with speedy network speeds also being offered thanks to HSPA+and Wi-Fi 802.11 n. It also boasts an 8 MP rear facing snapper capable of recording full HD (1080p) videos as well as a 2 MP front facing camera for video calls
“The artistic freedom of a paper notebook is coupled with the benefits of Samsung’s smartphone technology and services, allowing users to create, edit and share with more style than ever before,” said Shin.
In related news Samsung also recently unveiled a trio of bada-running Wave smartphones, as well as a introducing a new Galaxy range naming strategy, along with three new Galaxy smartphones.
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