Samsung’s been busy this week. Everyone knew about the release of the long-awaited Galaxy S II smartphone for the US market. The big surprise of this week was something else: an Android smartphone/tablet with a stylus called the Galaxy Note.

Looking at it, the device’s big attraction for consumers is the large 5.3-inch HD display. Using Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology and having a 1280 x 800 resolution, it’s pretty impressive. But it does make the phone a bit huge – which sets it beyond the normal smartphone category.

Which is correct since Samsung is classifying the Galaxy Note as a “Smart Mobile Device” with “smartphone portability.” Looking at it in the above picture, it does fit in the hand, but it has to be a awkward having something that big by your head during a call. Other specs included a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP back and 2MP front cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth, and both HSPA+ and LTE 4G. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and uses Samsung’s custom TouchWiz interface.

One of the things that make the Galaxy Note unique is that it uses a stylus called the S Pen. Similar to what you could see on the HTC Flyer, it has a slot in the device, for easy access and containment.

Definitely an interesting product. Similar to the Dell Streak in size, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note combines tablet aesthetics with smartphone design and comes up with something unique. However, is that enough to equate to sales? The market will decide – but all the same it is a pretty impressive product.

Source: Business Insider

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