That mysterious Samsung Galaxy Note turned out to be a smartphone after all – a huge one. “A new type of smartphone”, as Samsung puts it.
The Galaxy Note sports a massive 5.3 inch Super AMOLED HD display with 180 degree viewing angle – yes, the previously rumored display with a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. There’s also S Pen: an “advanced pen-input technology that’s combined with the Galaxy Note’s full touch screen to introduce a new type of user-experience” – pretty much like HTC’s Scribe technology.
Other features: 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, HSPA+ and LTE connectivity, 8MP rear camera with flash and 1080p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, and 16GB / 32GB of on-board memory. Needless to say, the new Galaxy runs the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Samsung has failed to mention the Galaxy Note’s full dimensions. The official specs (found in this press release) read 110 x 58.2 x 12.3 mm – however, that cannot be, since the Galaxy S II measures 125.3 x 66.1 mm, and the Note is definitely bigger.
There’s no word on when exactly or for how much the Galaxy Note will be launched. Until we find out more details, here’s an official promo video of this new smartphone-tablet hybrid: