Samsung has just unveiled a ‘huge’ new Android smartphone, the Galaxy Note, at IFA in Berlin. Why did we used the word huge? Because it’s by far the biggest smartphone around — measuring a whopping 5.3-inches. Additionally, it comes with a stylus for taking notes and drawing.
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. The stylus will help users edit photos and videos, giving increased control over various functions on your Android phone.
Other than its 5.3-inch size and stylus, the phone comes with a WVGA Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of built-in storage and runs on Gingerbread Android OS. The phone also allows you record to HD videos and images with its 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel camera at the front.
In addition to that, there is a HSPA+ and LTE support for fast browsing and a removable 2,500mAh battery, while NFC support is optional.
For a phone of this immense size, it is actually quite thin and light — only 0.38 inches thick and weighs just 178 grams.
Availability & Pricing:
There is no news yet about its release date and pricing.
Update: It is being reported that the Galaxy Note will show up for around $1,000 or €715 by the end of this year.