Samsung India has launched its smartphone/tablet hybrid Galaxy Note at a press event today. This large-screen smartphone, which can double up as your mini tablet, has been priced at INR 34,990 (MRP) and will be available in stores soon.
First announced at IFA trade fair, Samsung Galaxy Note is company’s attempt to bridge the gap between smartphones and tablets and also to provide a device for every size. On the similar lines, company has already introduced tablets with 7 inch, 7.7 inch, 8.9 inch, 10.1 inch displays and smartphones with 4.5 inch, 4.27 inch and 4 inch displays. Galaxy Note fits in the mid of these devices will its 5.3 inch display.
It is not just size that matters in Galaxy Note, it is also the first smartphone to pack 1280×800 pixels resolution in the 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display, although we finally are seeing 720p resolution smartphones but Galaxy Note still a step up from them.
Samsung Galaxy Note is also company’s first Android device to come with stylus or S-Pen support and it has bundled several S-Apps which come with deep integration of the stylus support. Galaxy Note also comes with a 1.4GHz dual core processor, and 1GB RAM, no disappointments here either.
On the software front, Samsung has loaded Gingerbread with Touchwiz 4.0 on the device and it will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime early next year. The early reviews coming from Europe suggest that Galaxy Note outscores Galaxy S II on several occasions during benchmarks.
For all the shutter-bugs, it features 8MP rear camera along with a LED Flash and 2MP front shooter for Google/Skype video chats. In terms of nitty-gritties, you also get 16GB internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, GPS, HSPA+ connectivity, and a huge 2500 mAh battery.
So, how many of you are going to buy Galaxy Note, let us know in the comments.