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Huge 5.3 inch Galaxy Note smartphone announced by Samsung

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Posted by laffen
At the opening of IFA in Berlin today, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 5.3 inch smartphone with a 1.4 GHz dual core processor
Esato News

Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3 inch smartphone announced

Earlier this month, Samsung told us to expect something big. It sure was big. Today Samsung announced the smartphone with the largest available screen size. The Samsung Galaxy Note has a huge 5.3 inch touch display in addition to a powerful 1.4 dual core processor.

The Galaxy Note display is of course the eye catcher here, but a 1.4 GHz dual core processor is one of the fastest mobile processor available today. The Galaxy Note is a very light phone. The weight is only 102.4 gram. That is impressive. It is lighter than the current flagship model Galaxy S II which weight 116 gram. Samsung Galaxy Note are shipped with a stylus called the S Pen and S Memo which is a multimedia application designed to record all forms of user-created content.

Samsung Galaxy Note runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and strangely enough, the noticeable small 1.200 mAh battery are promised to give 13 hours talk time and 580 hours standby time.

Samsung Galaxy Note highlights

[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2011-09-01 21:05 ]

Posted by Dups!
Wow! That is big.

Posted by jplacson
That's what she said! Hahahaha!

Posted by julias
What a beast of a phone and i like it!

Posted by tranced
There really are some facts that have got me astonished! First, I think it's a tablet even if it says it's a smartphone. Second, it's only got 150mb while it could have more than that. Third, I imagine it is a little bit empty inside due to its weight.

So, there will be pants with bigger pockets from now on?

Posted by laffen
I guess it is a mix of smartphone and tablet. But a tablet would have Android 3.1 Honeycomb running. This one has Android 2.3 Gingerbread optimized for smartphones.

Posted by masseur
agreed. but even so, I think it has to be considered as a tablet as I don't have a shirt pocket big enough!

maybe this is one for the ladies handbag?

Posted by laffen
I am sure you have a pocket large enough. The Galaxy Note is smaller than an iPhone 4. http://www.esato.com/phones/compare.php?phone=852&cp=622

Posted by masseur
I must admit I didn't look to closely at the size. I just immediately imagined it to be considerably larger.

Amazing how they got a 5.3" screen into almost the same package as the 3.5" iphone.

Now it has my interest

Posted by Tsepz_GP
There is absolutely NO WAY it can be smaller than an iPhone4 and still have bezel, some of those Esato specs are incorrect, they claim a 1200mAh batt, but GSMArena say 2500mAh: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note-4135.php there is no way a device with such a huge display can come with a tiny 1200mAh batt, and no way it can be shorter than an iP4 yet same width.

Posted by Rob123
It is smaller than an X10 even....!

Posted by laffen
Well. I got the facts from http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2011/09/01/GALAXY-Note and the press release says the same thing
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2011-09-01 11:59 ]

Posted by wiraperkasa
well @laffen, i dont know whether samsung made a mess, but what you post was totally different with what engadget have...for starter, it has 2500 mAh battery with 178g of weight..

Posted by masseur
Here's an official video and it certainly looks big in the hand compared to how my iphone 4 looks in my hand.

Posted by admad
Well, simple math, 1280x800 screen, with 5,3 inch diagonal, takes about 114,5mmx71,5mm. So Phone is at least this big. Looking at photo, I will give it aprox 134x80 mm.

Posted by julias
slashgear have a hands on review and certainly is quite big with the side by side comparison with the galaxy SII..

Posted by Tsepz_GP
I thought as much, that thing is huge, there is simply no way it would be the size of an iPhone and still have bezel around the screen, the screen itself is almost as big as an entire iPhone.

Samsung will need to fix their details, must have been posted in a rush.

Posted by laffen
I've asked Samsung for a correction and I will update the specs as soon as I hear from them. The faulty specs seems to have come from the Galaxy Wave Y page
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2011-09-01 13:46 ]

Posted by julias
engadget has posted a hands on video..

Posted by NightBlade
Samsung have officially given birth to the phablet.

Posted by false_morel
Samsung introduced this as a "fourth" device along with the smartphone, tablet, and laptop..

It fits between the smartphone and the tablet of course..

While in reality it is a tablet optimised to be used as a smartphone!
Does it fit in the pocket? No.
Could it be handled by single hand? No.
So it's not a phone!

Posted by titus1
Are we now men of giants? 5.3 from Samsung...4.7 from HTC

Why just can't they put all the goodness in a pocket friendly, palm friendly size...about 4' display.

Posted by masseur
I think they have already... in the Galaxy 2, but here they're clearly trying to make a market between that and the 7.7 tablet in order to cover all ground

Posted by razec
Probably a show-off device to amaze even the hardest core iphone users, a phone with 5.3" HD screen, wonder if they've already beaten retina with that pixel density. and the CPU is twice as fast as Arc S theoretically, sadly until we see Ice Cream Sandwich on this, the dual core is a gimmick.

Posted by Marly

On 2011-09-01 12:13:54, masseur wrote:

maybe this is one for the ladies handbag?

Maybe, but not for the ladies hand , these large, thin phones are very uncomfortable to hold, when you have small hands.

Posted by masseur

On 2011-09-02 03:58:51, razec wrote:
Probably a show-off device to amaze even the hardest core iphone users, a phone with 5.3" HD screen, wonder if they've already beaten retina with that pixel density.... snip...

I wouldn't say I'm a hardcore iphone user, but for the last few years it has held my attention though android has been tempting and I have had the Desire, Galaxy and Galaxy II among others during that time.

But its interesting that 4 years after the iphone launch that there are still people hoping that a new device can outdo the current spec iphone (in the quoted case here) or previously of the unnanounced spec iphone 5 (as in the case of the Galaxy S II LTE)!

It seems the iphone is still the milestone for all those that would seem to still not want this device after all his time but nonetheless want something that matches it

Posted by julias
Side by side with the iphone 4...

Posted by NightBlade
How awkward would it be to hold that against your ear?

Posted by laffen

On 2011-09-02 04:22:11, masseur wrote:

there are still people hoping that a new device can outdo the current spec iphone

Don't you?

Posted by masseur
when you put it like that... I guess so

as long as it comes with an all-in-one content management solution, that is all I really ask over and above the actual phone choice

Posted by julias
I don't think anyone will ever be able to out do the iphone maybe in terms of specs and even design they will, but iphone's sell because of the "Apple" brand name and their rather brilliant user friendly iOS so everyone else will only ever be playing catch up and that's just a fact! But lets face it Apple could outsell ANY electronics product if it wanted to do so..its all about the Apple desirability factor!

Posted by masseur
Brand names don't mean alot to me, as long as its a known and respected brand.
For example, I rarely buy brand name clothes and the components of my home entertainment system are from all sorts.

I never had an Apple product before the iPhone and it took me ages before giving it a ago, but once I did, I found I was using it so much more than any other previous phone, largely due to iTunes.

Also, I used to change my phone about every three months so having the iPhone is actually saving me money too!

edit... but we digress...
[ This Message was edited by: masseur on 2011-09-02 12:31 ]

Posted by Miss UK
Edit sorry about re-creating the other post didn't see this

btw its defo not fit for my bag
its far to big at this rate we'll all be carrying Notebook laptops around like idiots

I really hope Mobiles do not process into anything bigger btw

Posted by Hobbs
just phoned my provider to query about contract packages for the galaxy note.
for the contract that i'm on at the moment,topup315 = R315.00/month (24.41 pounds/month) you still got to pay in R4009.00 (310.70 pounds).
think waiting in this case is a must.wait until that pay in price is halved.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Android4.1.2 JB now rolling out for this beast: www.gsmarena.com/jelly_bean_u[....]te_now_available-news-5556.php

Excellent support by Samsung.

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