Samsung has come out with a new smartphone — Galaxy Note, with a 5.3 inch screen, making it the largest display bearing Samsung handset. It was recently unveiled during the IFA 2011 event in Berlin, Germany.
The 5.3 inch HD Super Amoled display of Galaxy Note supports WXGA (1280×800) pixel resolution. The display supports multi-touch and also comes with the advanced stylus — S Pen. The company has already released S Pen SDK for developers to create apps for the Galaxy Note.
Galaxy Note runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update along with Samsung TouchWiz user interface coupled with Samsung Live Panel user interface. Basically Samsung has mashed up the TouchWiz for smartphone with that for the tablet.
Powering this massive screen bearing smartphone is a dual-core 1.4 GHz clock speed bearing Exynos microprocessor with Mali-400MP graphics chip. The Galaxy Note packs 1 GB RAM along with 16 GB memory onboard.
Its 8 megapixel camera comes with LED flash which is capable of recording 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps. The front facing 2 megapixel camera can provide you self-portrait shots and also support video calls.
Samsung smartphones are known for its wide support for different video formats. Galaxy Note supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV and also the DivX/XviD formats. Samsung has added a new music player with SoundAlive feature, which can enhance earphone sound with 3D effects. With the 3.5mm audio port to use any earphones, the Galaxy Note also features Stereo FM radio with RDS.
Galaxy Note comes packed with sensors galore that include Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, A-GPS with GLONASS and Ambient light sensor. For wireless connectivity, Galaxy Note brings Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and WiFi Direct support. It features the 4G LTE and HSPA+ support.
To power this monstrous smartphone, Samsung has added a 2,500 mAh battery.
Samsung has long term plans of its new this new product line and we can expect iterations in years to come. At this moment, Samsung is in talks with the carriers across the globe and has not finalised the price or availability of the Galaxy Note as yet.