When Samsung launched its 7 inch tablets many purist, including Steve Jobs, criticized the form factor of these pony tablets. After almost one year, 7 Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is a success. Now one more time Samsung is playing its card on a new form factor for a tablet. Samsung is all ready to introduce a super decked up tablet Samsung Galaxy Note. Calling Galaxy Note a tablet can be misleading as it can very well qualify for a super powerful smartphone. If you want to use it as a phone, you need to have a big hand for sure. This new device has a 5.3 inches large display. As far as specifications are concerned, Samsung Galaxy Note can beat any boastful tablet/smartphone (read iPhone) which is available in market or is about to be launched. Lets see why this smartphone/tablet is a performance power house.
Size and Design of Samsung Galaxy Note
As I have already mentioned, Galaxy Note has a huge display for any smartphone. The screen is 5.3 inches in size diagonally. This device is 82.95 mm wide and 146.85 mm long. Almost the entire front is its display except on top and bottom where a speaker and a home button is placed respectively. Device is pretty thin with only 9.65 mm thickness. Bezel of the Galaxy Note is of metal and back of the device is of metal polished in black finish. Hardware Of Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note is a performance powerhouse. It has Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Besides this processor this device also has a graphic processor Mali-400MP GPU. Device has 1 GB of RAM which is pretty good if you want to run multiple applications at the same time. Besides RAM, the device has 16 GB of internal memory. There is another variant of Galaxy Note which sports 32 GB of internal memory. The device also supports microSD card and can have upto 32 GB of card memory. This means you can have upto 64 GB of memory to store your games and movies.
Screen Galaxy Note has Super HD AMOLED. This display matches and probably surpasses the "Ratina Eye Display" of Apple's latest devices. 5.3 inches of screen is capable of having a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, giving you a pixel density of 285 ppi pixel. Glass of this screen is of "Gorilla Glass" thus making screen very durable and scratch resistance. Display is capacitive with multi touch input. This super HD AMOLED screen is truly awesome is capable of reproducing 16 million colors. If you are not aware of how good AMOLED screen can be , watch this video
Galaxy Note supports 3G network (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) and it also supports quad band 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) . This device has class 12 GPRS and class 12 EDGE data connectivity. 3 G download speed is pretty good (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps). Galaxy Note supports a variety of wireless protocols. It is capable of supporting Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. Device can also act as a WiFi hotspot, which enables you to share your 3G internet connection with other WiFi devices.
Galaxy Note has 8 mega pixel back camera which is auto focus and is capable of taking pictures at a maximum resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. Back camera also has a LED flash which is handy if you are shooting in dark conditions. Camera can take awesome video too. Device can take videos of 1080 p with 30 fps. Galaxy Note also has 2 mega pixel front camera for video chat. Detailed Specification of Galaxy Note
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Galaxy Note Price: There is no information regarding the price of this device.
Samsung has release a youtube video of this device
There may be doubts about the success of new form factor introduced by Samsung but as far as the usability and performance of the device is concerned, it is rock solid. Device has some real huge specs and on top of this it will run with Android Gingerbread with sense UI. This smartphone/tablet is expected to be launched during last week of November this year. After massive success of Galaxy Tab , lets hope Samsung Galaxy Note receives a positive reception.