Saturday, November 05, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note: Stylus powered smartphone

Editor's Note: This is a sponsored post for the Samsung Galaxy Note

After Samsung’s success on the Samsung Galaxy S2, selling well over 30 million for the Galaxy S and S2 line, The South Korean electronics giant introduces the Samsung Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note consolidates the power of tablet and the portability of a smartphone with its large display and stylus capability.

Mobile users have long since sacrificed pen-based input since the emergence of capacitive touchscreen made finger-based gestures ubiquitous. I personally still prefer a pen and paper at times for jotting down quick notes rather that typing them. I find it quicker that way. The Samsung Galaxy Note may have provided those people something that combines both touch and pen input into one powerful smartphone. 

The Galaxy Note smartphone packs a large and immersive 5.3” Super AMOLED that beats any LCD displays out there (I am a fan of Samsung's display and love the Super AMOLED on my Nexus S). Once you’ve used a Super AMOLED, you wouldn’t want to use any other displays.


The Galaxy Note has Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box. It can shot 8 megapixel photos and record full HD at 1080p videos. The Galaxy Note also includes an advance pen-input technology called the S Pen. One of the device’s main attractive feature is using you’re your own handwriting to input data on notes, illustrations, photos, or documents. This merges the capacitive touch feature long seen on smartphones to now work on the S Pen for a more traditional pen-based input style which some people still prefer for tasks such as note-taking.

The Galaxy note also has a new multimedia application called the S Memo. It is designed to record pen-based input for pictures, typed text, voice recording and convert those into a memo that can be edited, annotated or even shared.

Samsung Galaxy Note Specs

  • Android Gingerbread 2.3.4
  • TouchWiz 4.0 UI
  • 1.4 Ghz Dual-Core Processor / 1GB RAM
  • 5.3” Super AMOLED with 1280 x 800 resolution. 285ppi.
  • 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 720p/1080p HD video recording
  • 150 MB Storage, 2GB MicroSD Card Included, expandable up to 32GB
  • Stereo FM, NFC, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor  and Accelerometer

via Samsung Galaxy Note

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