The rumored 5-inch Samsung Galaxy device is official and it is called Galaxy Note.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note just now at the IFA 2011 in Berlin. The Samsung Galaxy Note is a 5.3-inch smartphone with touch screen and pen interface. It features the world’s first and the largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, an expansive high-resolution screen that provides an immersive viewing experience. Taking full advantage of the large display, users will be able to do more tasks to create and consume more, with minimum scrolling and screen transitions, while on the go. At the 5.3-inch size the display has a cool 1,280x800px resolution that results in 285ppi. The iPhone 4 has in contrast 326ppi. The HD Super AMOLED has a lower pixel density.
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An advanced pen-input technology, called the S Pen, is combined with the Galaxy Note’s full touch screen to introduce a new type of user-experience.
The Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 and supports LTE & HSPA+ and Wi-fi connectivity. Other features include 8MP camera, 2MP front camera, 16/32GB storage options and 1.4Ghz CPU. Measurements of the Galaxy Note are 146.85x82.95x9.65mm.
Samsung did not reveal release date and pricing for the Galaxy Note. Watch two videos below that introduce the Galaxy Note. I am not convinced that these big smartphones have a future.
The IFA 2011 opens on September 2nd in Berlin, Germany. Read all the latest news and highlights in our IFA 2011 Hub.