Samsung GALAXY Note to launch first in Germany on October 29th

Samsung GALAXY Note to launch first in Germany on October 29th
The Samsung GALAXY Note will make its debut in Germany on October 29th, according to the Korean based manufacturer. But this is not too much of a surprise as Samsung earlier this month revealed that the device would hit Germany, France and the UK before this month was out. November would see the model launched in Korea. For those of you Stateside who drool over the Samsung GALAXY Note's Quadrant Benchmark score of 3,624 (Holy shades of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Batman!), we could see the unit touch down in the U.S. next quarter.

We usually don't start rattling off a list of specs with the battery, but the 2,500mAh cell on the Samsung GALAXY Note should certainly be able to keep the device running for some time. Yes, there is the case of keeping the 5.3 inch Super AMOLED HD screen bright, crisp and clear. Resolution is 800 x 1280. A dual-core 1.4GHz processor is under the hood with 1GB of RAM aboard. 32GB of native storage comes on the GALAXY Note and that can be doubled by using a micro SD card up to 32GB. Of course, there are two cameras on the unit. The 8MP shooter on back captures video at 1080p while the 2MP front-facing camera allows you to video chat. Don't forget the S pen stylus, which allows you to take notes all over the screen. Android 2.3 is pre-installed.


Samsung announced the launch date and location on it's blog, but did not reveal what the price of the device will be. UK online retailer Clove earlier mentioned a price of 500GBP for the product, plus VAT. After the tax is added in, that works out to approximately $940USD.

source: Samsung



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GALAXY Note
  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)

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38 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

If it comes out by February 2012, I will probably get it instead of the SGS2 - root it, get ICS 4.0 on it and you are set....BAMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

And, it is funny that my first Android was the tiny Aria...lol

28. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

Gotta start some where. lol.

33. redflag_rising

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

bamm bamm bammm...

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

That thing's a beast...

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Wish we didn't have the carriers holding handsets back in the US like we do.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is what rooting is for....

37. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

True... very true. I guess it's actually a good thing. Bloatware, restrictions, and locked boot loaders spur the mod community to conduct the real software innovation in products. But I was referring to them holding us back from getting some of the latest and more interesting hardware.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hate that we cant get all of those great phones that end up in Europe. And if we do get them they dont have the same specs or look alike the ones over seas. Every company like Apple and all others that make it impossible for us to get the same phones ( like the SGS 2) should not be in business. They should all understand that competition is better for the consumer.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Don't feel too bad, the US finally only got the SGS2 last month and the Galaxy Nexus is almost here.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yeah the SGS 2 doesnt look lke the one over seas. My point. I hate Apple. But like the ipod.....lol

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My kid loves hi iPOD 2 touch....he does not care about a phone and loves youTUBE and the games.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

his...arghhh

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I have the 160 gig classic for my new Durango. And i only got it for my daughters so they can watch movies when we go out. Its the only device that can send video out to the T.V,s......go figure.

14. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Networkdood, for the sake of eyesight of your kid, would 5.3" display of the Galaxy Note stress her/his eyes much less than the much tiner 3.5" display of the iPOD 2 Touch? For anyone with sane mind, watching youTUBE and playing games on bigger display are more enjoyable!

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Agreed, but then again, when I was younger I was playing on the original black and white gameboy with extra blur....but, I agree, I would want a bigger screen.

34. redflag_rising

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

true..... and you put an accesry to it so that you could play with it on the dark... if my memory is still good thats the thing you put on the screen of your gameboy...

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Also, we have a wi-fi only iPad which both boys use quite a bit - they love those crazy zombie/sonic youtube movies and zombie games....

24. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Networkdood. Most well-taken high-definition movies are of wide aspect ratio. Therefore, the 1280x800 (16:10) of the Galaxy Pad 2 is a much better match than the 1024x768 (3:2) of the iPad/iPad2. Relatively speaking, on iPad/iPad2, the dog in a youTube movie could look more like a cat and there will be a thick black borders above and below the movie area. Worst case, a zombie could be mistaken as a good guy :) If you have the Asus Transformer instead, you can simply transfer the digital copy of whatever movies you like best into the uSD memory card, then plug any of these cards into the Asus Transformer tablet to enjoy movie in an environement closely resembling the HDTV at your house. It is because Asus Transformer offers 16:9 aspect ratio, which is what the modern HDTVs use. iPad/iPad2 are not even close!

25. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Networkdood. I must apologize if you feel offended. I merely tried to point out the facts which many people ignore or are not aware of. These days, perception is everything. Many companies who are eager to sell their stuff simply did a great job to confuse consumers. To me, it is always important that every penny of my hard-earned cash is put to the most use but not wasted on "hype", "fashion", "perception", "deception", etc. To my children, I need to set an example: every penny I have is the result of a lot of sweat, as such, my children should make sure that every penny is getting its worth!

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the phone is bad ass.. but even I worry that its too big for normal usage. guess ill just have to play with one and find out :)

18. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

With a Bluetooth headset, the 5.3" display is a good match. While you are speaking to someone on the headset, you can also search for a good restaurant or a shop with clothes on sale.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I would be fine with a bigger on-screen keypad for my big fingers....

20. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

But even I worry that its too big for normal usage. guess ill just have to play with one and find out :) (( that's what she said)))) lol

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

If you like using a tablet, then this phone will be fine....

30. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

It's against the rules of imature battles of wit to say ''That's what she said'' after tour own comment, you can only say it after someone else says something.

35. redflag_rising

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

plain bad ass.....that phone is too small for shaq... LOL

36. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Its not a phone.... we geeks call it phablet :)

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Imported!!!? Will it work with att??

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yes it will.

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