Samsung Galaxy Note, smartphone-tablet in one

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung have just announced the world’s first fitted with the largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED high-resolution display –the Galaxy Note. It’s the flagship device of Samsung’s new product category based from deep consumer understanding and insight. This device seems to be sitting in-between of a 7-inch tablet and 4.3-inch smartphone, creating a hybrid-like smartphone-tablet with S Pen functionality. We got an intro video and press release after the cut, check it out.

Press Release

Samsung writes the next chapter of the mobile industry with the

Samsung GALAXY Note 

GALAXY Note combines the market’s largest HD Super AMOLED display, supreme portability and advanced S Pen interface, creating a new type of smartphone

BERLIN, Germany – September 1, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of the GALAXY Note.

The GALAXY Note is a new category of product, developed through Samsung’s deep consumer understanding and insight. It combines core on-the-go benefits of various mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability, to create a whole new user experience.

The GALAXY Note has a 5.3” display which is the largest screen size with smartphone portability. It features the world’s first and the largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, an expansive high-resolution screen that provides an immersive viewing experience. Taking full advantage of the large display, users will be able to do more tasks to create and consume more, with minimum scrolling and screen transitions, while on the go. An advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the GALAXY Note’s full touch screen to introduce a new type of user-experience. Through this, consumers are able to freely capture and create ideas while on the go.

“The GALAXY Note is a device borne of our insight and innovation. We examined the fundamental elements of mobile culture, entertainment and communication in order to bring together the best experiences in a single, elegant device,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “The huge, 5.3” HD Super AMOLED screen is the largest, highest quality display available in any phone; the touch screen and S Pen combine to produce a uniquely accurate level of control and finesse, along with rich expressions across the GALAXY Note experience, enabling the introduction of new smartphone experiences.”

“The artistic freedom of a paper notebook is coupled with the benefits of Samsung’s smartphone technology and services, allowing users to create, edit and share with more style than ever before,” Shin added.

State-of-the-art Display

The GALAXY Note features Samsung’s own 5.3” HD Super AMOLEDdisplay providing vivid clarity that is superior to conventional HD displays. This ensures the best viewing experience for video, photo, document and web on the go with deep blacks and bright colors. The superior screen also offers a 180 degree viewing angle, allowing contents to be shared comfortably.

At 5.3” the best-in-class display is the largest ever included in a primary mobile device; measuring just 9.65mm thick, the GALAXY Note fits comfortably in a pocket to offer true portability.

Full Screen Utilization

The high resolution display ensures that PowerPoint presentations, web-pages, news apps and e-books can be viewed comfortably with minimal scrolling or zooming. Minimizing the need to switch between applications, the GALAXY Note’s HD super AMOLED screen is large enough to allow meaningful split-screen operation in the most frequently used native apps.

Samsung has also included S Planner, a smart professional planning tool that makes full use of the device’s large screen. The management planner integrates the phone’s To-Do list and schedule; control and navigation is intuitive, helping users to comprehensively organize their lives.

Free Capture & Creation

The GALAXY Note’s advanced pen input functionality is combined with the full touch screen to create a new input experience. The incorporated digital S Pen can be used for accurate sketching and artwork,and instantly capturing ideas freely before they float away.

The GALAXY Note features S Memo, a multimedia application designed to record all forms of user-created content. Pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can all be captured via a single application and converted to a ‘memo’, to be edited, annotated and shared as desired.

A one-step screen-capture function also allows users to instantly capture any screen; captured images can also be freely and accurately annotated using the S Pen before being filed or shared.

The S Pen functionality has been deeply integrated into the GALAXY Note’s native applications to provide a richer interactive experience. Users will benefit from increased accuracy and control when editing or personalizing captured videos or photographs; and users will be able to draw and send handwritten images and notes via text message, email, and Samsung’s ChatON communication service.

Broadening the opportunity to create new user experiences, Samsung plans to release the S Pen SDK allowing app developers to create fundamentally new applications and services incorporating the pen functionality.

Superior Usability, Powerful Performance

The 1.4GHz dual-core processor ensures the device is incredibly fast and a smooth user interface ensures seamless usability. Lightning fast network speeds are enabled through the HSPA+ and LTE-enabled device’s super-fast connection, ensuring a quick and seamless browsing experience. This means that users can stream videos in real-time or engage with their friends through online gaming platforms.

 

Samsung is enhancing enterprise capabilities of the GALAXY Note through its partnership with Juniper Networks. Juniper’s Junos Pulse SSL VPN provides secure remote access to corporate network resources. The SSL VPN enables large enterprise and service providers to meet high-volume secure access and authorization requirements, protecting corporate data with centralizes control and supporting employees’ personal device efficiently.

Samsung GALAXY Note Product Specifications

Network  HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900
Processor  1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
Display  5.3” WXGA(1280×800, 285ppi) HD Super AMOLED
OS Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
Camera Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED FlashFront : 2 MPAction Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Share Shot
Video Video : MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1
Recording 1080p@24~30fps, Playing 1080p@30fps
Audio Codec : MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGGMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Value-added

Features

 Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0/ Samsung Kies air
 Samsung ChatON mobile messenger service (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX
Smart Note Apps
S Pen / Pen UX
Social Hub
– Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync- Basic: POP3/IMAP Email
Social Hub, Readers Hub , Music Hub
GoogleTM Mobile Services- GmailTM, Google TalkTM, Google SearchTM, YouTubeTM, Android Market TM,– Google MapsTM with Google Places and Google Latitude
 A-GPS
 Enterprise Solutions- ODE, EAS, CCX, MDM, VPN, WebEx
 NFC (optional)
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS USB 2.0 HOSTWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor  Accelerometer, Light, Digital compass, Proximity, Barometer
Memory  16/32GB Internal Memory + microSD (up to 32GB)
Size  146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65 mm
Battery Standard battery, Li-on 2,500 mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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