Samsung announces the Galaxy Note – 5.3-inch display, includes pen

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The Samsung GALAXY Note

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Samsung has announced the GALAXY Note, a brand new smartphone with a big 5.3-inch AMOLED display. Yes, you heard that – a phone with a 5.3-inch smartphone. Because apparently, Samsung believes there is a market for a smartphone with such a big size screen.

And when you thought the pen was dead, the phone will reintroduce it. The device will let you “freely capture and create ideas while on the go” with a pen. However, whatever you may think, a pen is a much better option to quickly scribble down notes rather than typing it on the onscreen keyboard.

Other hardware specs include a 1.4GHz dual core processor and support for 4G technologies. In addition, it has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash at the rear, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, GPS, Bluetooth, 2GB of storage and a microSD card slot to expand the size of the memory. The phone will also run Gingerbread.

No word on availability.

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