Samsung Galaxy Note, the smartphone and tablet hybrid with a 5.3inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4GHz dual core processor, super camera, stylus, apps and Android 2.3, will be arriving in Europe, specifically UK, on November 17. The date has been confirmed by UK retailer Clove. We think that means neighbors on the continent will also see the device around the same time.
Samsung Galaxy Note was first unveiled at IFA, Berlin and a few minutes with the device was enough to impress reviewers there. A list of its specifications got us drooling too but USA and Australia may not be as lucky to get the device by Christmas. As far as Australia goes, Samsung says it “wants” to release the device there this year but will only be able to do it by early next year. For US, it’s a good thing it’s on the list at all. Earlier rumors suggested a US release was not even part of the plan.
The Gingerbread slate looks good, feels good, and performs darn well too, according to reviewers. It’s on the larger side for a smartphone but its half tablet so that’s part of the deal. An owner of Samsung Galaxy Note shouldn’t have to buy a tablet too; the one device should serve both purposes.
If Samsung Galaxy Note makes your heart throb, it could get it to burn too with the price. The device will be available for £559 ($771) plus taxes and shipping in UK.
For the price, you get the super display supporting 1280x800p resolution, the latest Android 2.3 (with Ice Cream Sandwich in the offing), a cool 8mp rear cam with LED flash, 2mp front camera for video chat, 1GB RAM, 1.4GHz dual core processor, digital stylus with S Pen technology for sketching; note taking; and more, HSPA+ support, WiFi, GPS, and all the other things you get on the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Here’s a device I could come to adore. The price won’t be as high in US but I’d still expect it to be pricey.