Samsung Galaxy Note: a supersized Galaxy S II with a stylus

Samsung Galaxy Note: a supersized Galaxy S II with a stylus
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a supersized Galaxy S II on steroids featuring a gigantic 5.3" HD Super AMOLED screen, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and both LTE and HSPA+ connectivity supporting up to 21Mbps on the downlink, German tech blog Areamobile found out just before the official event. The official specs confirm that an add a built-in stylus and support for pen input, making this new smartphone supernova stand apart among other handsets. 

The huge screen has the whopping 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution, resulting in the impressive pixel density of 285ppi, and a nearly 180 degree viewing angle.

Despite its huge display, the device is pretty thin only measuring 0.38 inches (9.65mm), while its weight stands at 6.3 ounces (178g). This won't beat the Galaxy S II in the slimmest US phone race, but is not that far out.

When it comes to software, the new smartphone heavyweight hits you with Android 2.3 Gingerbread spiced up with a TouchWiz flavor. But the focus here seems to be elsewhere as the device comes with pen input and a range of programs supporting the stylus such as S Pen, Calendar, S Planner and that neat new service ChatON.

The Galaxy Note also sports an 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p full HD video recording at 24fps, while up front there's a 2-megapixel camera.

Finally, you'd think that such ginormous device would eat battery like crazy and you'd be right, but Samsung has tucked in a 2,500mAh removable battery to make it last, the most we've ever seen on a smartphone.

Obviously, there are plenty of "firsts" that this device breaks - the first with such a huge display, the first in modern Android smartphones with built-in stylus, the first with such a huge battery. Will you be brave enough to jump into the cold water of such innovation? 

Thanks, Edgar!

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