The Galaxy Note is designed to fill the gap between smartphones and tablets
The Galaxy Note has a 5.3in display, which which they boast is the largest screen size with smartphone portability. The screen itself will be 'the world’s first and the largest 5.3" HD Super AMOLED display' that provides 'an immersive viewing experience'.
It's probably best if we let you see Samsung's own explanation as to why it seems to have taken a step back to the 90s by including a stylus with its new device. 'An advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the Galaxy Note’s full touchscreen to introduce a new type of user-experience. Through this, consumers are able to freely capture and create ideas while on the go.'
Samsung is putting a lot of weight behind the Galaxy Note's Free Capture & Creation feature. Samsung says the advanced pen input functionality combined with a full touchscreen can be used to great effect by users for 'accurate sketching and artwork, and instantly capturing ideas freely before they float away.' They've created a bespoke application to further this idea that records video, pictures, notes, typed text and sketches. The app converts all media inputs into a 'memo' and can be edited at a later date.
The new smartphone, pardon me, I mean Galaxy Note comes with a 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 8Mp rear camera with LED flash, 2Mp front camera, 1080p 30fps video capture, S Pen / Pen UX (stylus) and all the usual smartphone/tablet trimmings, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android apps etc. Its all important measures are 145.85 × 82.95 × 9.65 mm, and weighs in at 102.4g.
We'll leave you with the awe-inspiring words of Samsung's senior marketing manager, Min Cho 'We’re going to provide a single primary on-the-go smartphone that consolidates every task of mobile devices' - That remains to be seen.