Watch the full Samsung Galaxy Note event here: the infinite possibilities of the S Pen

Watch the full Samsung Galaxy Note event here: the infinite possibilities of the S Pen
The Samsung Galaxy Note first shocked us with its 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, but while that’s certainly a compelling decision, it’s not the sole focus of this handset. It’s the mix of the S Pen, a built-in stylus, a mix of software tweaks that allow using it throughout the interface, that really makes the Note stand out. You’d also have to get rid of those tight fitting jeans to put it in your pocket, but you’d already had some problems trying to fit even a smaller handset in there, hadn’t you?

Now, the Galaxy Note also features some interesting additions to its interface. Different gestures boost productivity greatly. The first one we’d mention is swiping your whole hand over the screen. This instantly saves a screenshot. Neat! Whatever you do on a phone, if reality comes in your way, you can just put your palm on the screen and it will pause everything you do.

Available in white and dark blue, and very thin for its size, just 0.38 inches (9.65mm) the handset has squeezed a lot of horsepower. To remind you the rest of the technical details, we’d mention that it’s a 1.4Ghz dual-core processor that makes the phone tick, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and HSPA or LTE depending on the market. 

The Galaxy Note comes with a number of stylish accessories including a leather pouch, a flipcase and an ergonomic S Pen holder.

Now, with all of that in mind, check out the really amazing demo and full unveiling event hosted by Samsung. Trust us, you’d be amazed - the interesting part starts at about the 8 minute mark. 

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  • 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)



1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nice. A must buy. Not just your usual smartphone.

7. eiyoy009

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

samsung is over reacting...5.3" (never mind)

18. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

if you believe that to be the case then the phone isn't for you

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Check this, pocket test of Galaxy Note:

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

cooool. it didnt look nearly as big in the hand as i thought it would. gives me hope that i could hold it.. lol for the huge screen, battery and 1.4ghz exynos... that would be worth having (and ripping ICS to it.. lol)

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I agree, it looks very comfortable to hold. It's a sweet device. I think I am just going to hold out for quad-core phone. I am so satisfied with my rooted HTC Evo 3D that I can most definitely hold out for a quad-core phone. Wow imagine a quad-core Exynos, 720p HD Samsung Galaxy S III. Yes my HTC Evo 3D will keep me going until that monster comes out! lol

22. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i wish evo 3d was cheaper -_- but yes the sgs3 will be a monster lol

3. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Someone should award Samsung voor boring designs.

5. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Wait what? Arent they all COPIES of iDevices according to Apple...I guess Apple innovated boring and square? Lawwwwwwsuit! lmao

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This phone makes me feel ashame of my DROID you Verizon and Motorola.

6. Naytess

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

I would definitely consider bailing on my beloved HTC EVO 3D for this Goliath! Although, I'm a huge fan of & evangelist for HTC's SenseUI overlay....I'd LOVE to have a 5.3" screen! Too big? Really???? Absolutely NOT! I'm a baggy jeans kinda, the Galaxy Note would fit in my jeans pocket - no problem! (HTC take note! There ARE some of us who feel that a 5.3"+ screen is NOT too big!)

8. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

4:38 - "consumers want to view porno's and videos on a larger screen."

9. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Very nice phone. Very soon in my pocket.

10. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Awesome device. Is this still not coming to the US? They said LTE was available

12. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

5.3" screen and a stylus...? You lost me.

13. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011


14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

i want that nexus asap

16. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

I like it

17. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Maybe I will go for it, but this looks mostly for a graphic designer. Honestly I prefer my GS2

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

WOW!!! That would fit my hand perfectly...and you it will get ICS, too.....probably have to get SGS2 due to not being around when I am ready to buy :-(

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I see a John Madden app, specially designed for this phone...BOOM!! tough acting tinactin.....

21. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

this phone is sick. its been along time since i sat through an entire video on this site. and this was one of those it included clip and info about the nexus

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