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Samsung Galaxy Note sample pictures and video out, to arrive in Italy by the end of October

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Samsung Galaxy Note sample pictures and video out, to arrive in Italy by the end of October
Some initial impressions of what is probably a preview unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note have been jotted down, and they seem to confirm the already good impression from the first hands-ons with the unit.

PenTile matrix on the HD Super AMOLED
PenTile matrix on the HD Super AMOLED

PenTile matrix on the HD Super AMOLED

We were especially interested in the HD Super AMOLED display, which will be one of the first of its kind on a phone, and the Italian tech blog says the differences in subpixel arrangement that the PenTile matrix brings to the 800x1280 pixels display are not discernible with the naked eye. Only when they enlarged a portion of the screen photo one could see the RGBG subpixel arrangement on the fringes of text.

There were also two pictures taken, one with flash and one without, plus a short Full HD 1080p video, which we are embedding below - quality looks on par with the Samsung Galaxy S II, since it is most likely the same 8MP camera module.

Sample photos with a Samsung Galaxy Note
Sample photos with a Samsung Galaxy Note

Sample photos with a Samsung Galaxy Note





The other issue we were curious about is what battery life would the Samsung Note boast - the Italians say they got day to day and a half out of the 2500mAh, which is decent considering this is probably a preview unit and there could be additional updates to the software and such.

There is a video preview as well, where the guys demonstrate their doodling skills with the S-Pen technology. Quadrant was also run, and the source translation says "fastest produced", but we can't tell from the video or pics the exact number. The Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to arrive in Italy in the end of October, but no word yet if and when it will be seen in the US.

source: DDay.it (translated)


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posted on 26 Sep 2011, 08:23

1. JustMrMak (unregistered)


C'maaaan, when will this be released in the UK!!

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 08:29

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


PENTILE MATRIX!!!! :/

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 09:18

3. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 2.3.5 :D

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 09:39

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You have to wonder if the higher screen resolution is worth it with the pentile display.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:03

11. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


a 1280x800 resolution with 285ppi in a 5.3 inch screen with all the color goodness of SAMOLED, hell yeah it's worth!

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 10:14

5. fatpanda (unregistered)


phone is laggy everywhere, and quadrant shows a result of 2500 ????? why is this phone gimped ?

i hope to got they don't change a thing from the internals of the gs2 - except maybe replace the yamaha sound chip with a wolfson.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 10:55

6. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


This one looks more like the Galaxy Wifi 5.0.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 23:37

9. ldoce (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


No, it looks like both but more on the side of a S2- I own an S2 (and it has went wrong twice in three months *&^%$#@!) and I have held a Wifi 5.0 in my hands many times. I know very well what they are like. Love them both for the speed and the big screen and hate them for fraility of the former and lack of good specs for the latter. I had wished them combined into one - and now they did! Note has an even bigger screen and even lighter than W5.0 and faster then S2! I am willing to pay bigger money but just hope it works out well. Let's wait and see.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 13:08

7. internetidiot (unregistered)


Any info that it might be out earlier than expected?

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 20:10

8. k1ng617 (Posts: 260; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Please bring it to the US Sammy! ASAP. Don't f us like you did w/ the GS2

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:09

12. wickedwired (unregistered)


It isn't usually up to the manufacturer where the phone will be carried. While they do sometimes make phones for specific markets it is typically up to a country's carrier(s) whether or not they want to offer the phone. The SGSII was picked up by AT&T Sprint and T-Mobile while Verizon decided to pass to get exclusive launch rights for Nexus (Galaxy) Prime upon launch. The Note has gone through the FCC in the US and has been approved with an HSPA+ antenna signaling that it will come to AT&T when it comes to the US. This doesn't confirm a US launch either as AT&T could have gone through the process of making sure the phone would pass the FCC so they could decide at a later date whether or not to launch the phone. My guess is, with the success of the SGSII it is only inevitable that they will want to carry the next gen big brother to the SGSII. Plus with the S-Pen it will have something no other phone in the US has at this point giving it an edge in the market at this time for people who are looking for unique new devices.

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