The smartphone, often referred to as a “phablet” due to it’s 5.3-in AMOLED screen, has really made a name for itself in the ever-competitive mobile market. Most people said it was too big, that it would be too cumbersome to use as your day-to-day mobile phone, but 10 million people can’t be wrong. Samsung revealed yesterday that global sales of the world’s largest smartphone has reached 10 million since its launch at the beginning of the year.
When you look at the technical specifications of the Galaxy note, it’s popularity comes as no surprise, especially when considering the need for media-rich mobile devices nowadays.
The Note features a 1.4GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of memory (RAM), a super sharp 800p AMOLED display, full HD video recording, and mobile internet speeds of up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA+) amongst a host of other cutting-edge hardware.
Is It Too Big?
I’ve had the pleasure of owning the Note (GT-N7000) for a couple of months. I knew it was going to be a lot bigger than my iPhone before I bought it, but when I first took it out of the box I thought “how the hell am I going to carry this around with me?”. Fast forward a couple of days, the iPhone felt dated, it almost felt like a Nokia 3210 from 1999!
Samsung have really hit the nail on the head with the Note, and they know it. The Note 2 is expected to be released at the beginning of this year, although it is yet to be confirmed.
Not Big Enough?
If for some bazaar reason 5.3 inched isn’t big enough for you, the 10.1-inch version of the note went on sale in New York today. The 10.1-inch model combines the internals of the Galaxy S3 with the Note’s signature S-pen stylus. Prices start at $499 for 16GB version and $549 for 32GB. It will launch across the rest of the country on on August 16th.
You can buy the Galaxy Note on Amazon