Well, it’s not exactly a piece of news, but rather a rumor, started by a rendered photo showing the Galaxy Note with an AT&T ‘’stamp’’ on its body. This might mean that finally, after months and months of waiting, the guys at Samsung have decided to take the risk of releasing this unconventional gadget in the USA.
Unfortunately, the leaked photo, received by email by the guys at sammobile.com, has not come with any official news from Samsung, which means that we still don’t have an exact US launch date. On the other hand, it’s starting to look more likely that we could see a release no later than this spring, so get ready, boys and girls, for one of the coolest Android devices recently!
The Galaxy Note is a smartphone, but, sporting a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, it has been advertised more as a phone/tablet hybrid. In terms of hardware, the smartphone is pretty much as snappy as it gets, featuring a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1 GB of RAM.
Samsung’s oversized phone is available in two different models, with 16 and 32 GB of internal storage, and in both cases you get an 8 MPx rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, a 2 MPx front-facing camera, as well as a microSD card slot, microUSB 2.0, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and all you could need in terms of sensors. The Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the redesigned TouchWiz user interface and it should be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future (maybe even at the same time with the US release).
According to the most recent rumors, the US model of the Galaxy Note is set to come with an exclusive feature as well, an NFC (near field communication) chip, which is not huge, but could be a pretty nice touch nevertheless.