Samsung has launched the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread-running Galaxy Note in India, following a scheduled webcast today, pricing it at Rs. 34,990. The massive phone, bearing a 5.3-inch display, is also well-endowed, with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. The company calls it a smartphone-tablet hybrid, one that will give users freedom from multiple devices.
The Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch display has a 1,280x800 pixel resolution, a first for a mobile phone, and supports stylus input via Samsung’s S Pen. Other specs include a Mali 400 GPU, 16GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB), an 8MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording support, a 2MP front-facing camera, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, and a massive 2,500 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Note also features a gyroscope and proximity sensor, a barometer, and, a variety of connectivity options –HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, and DLNA; Bluetooth v3.0 HS; stereo FM radio with RDS; GPS with A-GPS; along with USB-on-the-go and microUSB v2.0 (with MHL for TV-out). The device also comes with a document editor onboard.
Samsung has reportedly also bundled its ChatON instant-messaging software with the device.