Samsung has stuck to its statement of making the Galaxy Note available in November with the announcement that the Galaxy Note has launched for the Indian market. There have been conflicting ideas about whether this device can be categorized as a phone or a tablet and this ‘MiniTab’ does have the potential to bridge the gap between phones and tablets.
The Galaxy Note launches for the Indian market
The Note runs on a dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor and a Mali-400MP GPU with an Exynos chipset and in terms of sheer power this one’s right at the top of the line. Also, this ‘MiniTab’ does bear a striking resemblance to the Dell Streak, which was a 5-incher, as well and was launched way back in May 2010. As mentioned earlier, the USP of the Galaxy Note is its massive 5.3-inch screen and the advanced S-Pen interface that is useful for taking notes.
Here are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note:
- 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED WXGA Capacitive touchscreen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
- GPS with A-GPS support and Google Maps
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0 HS
- 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
- 3.5 mm handsfree socket
An inside tip tells us that Samsung also plans to launch a cheaper version of the Galaxy Note in the coming months. The screen size is touted to be the same, but the features will be a little stripped down from this one. Check out the quick hands-on with the Note below.
Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note
The Galaxy Note is priced at Rs.34,990 and is finally available on Indian shores. After the Streak, we have something new that aims to be a cross between a tablet and a phone. What do you think about the new Galaxy Note? Let us know in the comments section below.
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