Tablets were the dominant theme at last year’s Computex, and Samsung came out of the show as one of the leading players. Their Galaxy Note looks good, but does it have what it takes to make a dent in Apple’s iPad market share?
Samsung Mobile Communications Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, announced today the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Set to provide consumers with that one primary device that really does it all, the Galaxy Note combines smartphone convenience with the power of a tablet.
Featuring a vivid 5.3” display with HD Super AMOLED technology, the Galaxy Note provides a bright, rich, colorful HD viewing experience. The Galaxy Note allows users to choose how they want to interact with and input on the phone. They can take advantage of the 5.3″ touchscreen to text and SWYPE™, or use the newly introduced innovative S Pen, which delivers fast, responsive, precise control while still offering amazing new editing and content capture capabilities.
“With its cutting edge design and innovative features, we are excited to deliver the Galaxy Note to the Canadian marketplace and create a new category of smartphone,“ said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada. “Samsung Canada is passionate about delivering innovative products to Canadians and the capabilities of the S Pen along with the 5.3” screen size will further cement Samsung as the leader in the mobile communications market.”
The Galaxy Note’s 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display provides vivid clarity for the best viewing experience for videos, photos, documents and Web sites. The superior screen also offers a 180 degree viewing angle, allowing videos and images to be enjoyed from every angle. Additionally, a vibrant high resolution display ensures that documents, presentations, web-pages, news apps and e-books can be viewed comfortably with minimal scrolling or zooming.
S Pen Delivers New Input Options for Maximum Versatility
The Galaxy Note is the first smartphone to combine a 5.3” touchscreen with Samsung’s new S Pen, a precise instrument that allows users to capture, create and share content and information in new ways. The innovative S Pen has 256 levels of pressure sensitivity and when applied to the Galaxy Note’s touch screen, acts as a fast, responsive and highly accurate input option.
Smartphone portability, Tablet power – Optimally Sized
Through its research Samsung found that the 5.3” display was an optimal size for one handed device control. With Samsung’s advanced screen technology, the Galaxy Note is 9.65mm thin and weighs 178g, ideally sized at for making and receiving phone calls as well as viewing and inputting content. The device truly delivers the portability of a smartphone and the power of a tablet all in one convenient, primary device bringing professionals one step closer to a true work/life balance anywhere they go.
Capture, Create & Share
The Galaxy Note™ features S Memo™, a multimedia application designed to capture all forms of user-created content captured by the S Pen. Pictures, voice recordings, typed text, handwritten notes or drawings can all be combined via a single application, converted to a ‘memo’, and shared as desired.
An easy screen-capture function also allows users to instantly save any screen, allowing for personalization with the S Pen before being saved or shared.
Superior Usability, Powerful Performance
The 1.5GHz dual-core processor ensures the device is incredibly fast and a smooth user interface ensures seamless usability. Lightning fast network speeds on 4G LTE-enabled networks allows for the device’s super-fast connection, ensuring a quick and seamless browsing experience.
Key Product Information:
- 5.3” HD Super AMOLED touchscreen (1280×800)
- Integrated S Pen
- Enabled for 4G LTE
- 1.5GHz dual core processor
- Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread
- 16GB onboard memory
- Expandable memory up to 32GB with optional microSD™ card
- 2500 mAh battery
- 8MP rear facing camera
- 2MP front facing camera
- Mobile HotSpot capable
The Galaxy Note will be coming to Canadian carriers in the first quarter. Availability dates from specific carriers will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on the Galaxy Note.