It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Q and the Samsung Galaxy Note are one in the same, as the company has added yet another portable device to its Galaxy lineup, and it straddles the line between tablet and smartphone in terms of screen size.
The Samsung Galaxy Note features a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The Note runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a custom TouchWiz UI. The device packs a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB RAM. For connectivity the Galaxy Note will support Wi-Fi and Samsung mentioned HSPA+ and LTE models during the presentation at IFA. Samsung’s latest gadget also sports an 8MP camera that can record 1080p video, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera. The device will be sold with either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage.
Similar to PDAs of the past, the GALAXY Note will ship with a docking stylus, dubbed the “S Pen”. There is no word yet on the pen technology, whether its Wacom, N-trig or Samsung’s own pen tech. The device comes equipped with an app called S Memo that can save handwritten notes and drawings. The app also stores pictures, voice recordings and typed text. Another feature of the Note is the ability to take screenshots, which is not common with Android devices.
Samsung proudly presented the device today at the IFA electronics show in Berlin, claiming the GALAXY Note will create a new space in the industry, something between the smartphone and the tablet. TabletPCReview is in Berlin and will have a hands-on report on the Note soon.
Samsung did not reveal pricing nor did reps mention a specific launch date.