We’ve heard a lot of good things about this smartphone. In just 5 months after its inception, 5 million units were sold all over the world. Well, I guess “bigger is really better”.
The hardware assets of the Galaxy Note are undeniable: it’s got the largest display of any smartphone currently on the market, and it utilizes Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED screen. It is powered by a fast dual-core processor, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera and a surprising S-Pen stylus. =)
Launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Galaxy Note is upgradable to an Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4 OS). The Galaxy Note features a huge 5.3-inch screen, but its real claim to fame is its S Pen stylus which lets you draw and take hand-written notes on the device.
Here are the specifications:
Processor: Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9
OS : Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Display: 5.3” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 800×1280 pixels
Memory: Card slot – microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included; Internal – 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Connection: 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS
Camera: 8megapixel rear, 2megapixel front
Video Recording: Full HD 1080p
While the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II is already getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note will have to wait until the second quarter of this year but will have special S Pen apps.
Here are some additional features included in the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade:
- Shape Match will help correct and digitize hand-drawn geometric shapes so that you can draw tables and grids which are instantly digitized.
- Formula Match uses the S Note’s integrated knowledge search engines to quickly search, and obtain information.
- S Note is a special app that lets you combine handwritten notes or sketches with other content.
- My Story allows you to create personalized digital cards for friends or family using any type of content including notes, video content, photos, text or voice.