The Samsung Galaxy Note, a fusion of smartphone and tablet computer was one of highlighted handsets at the recent CES 2012. It’s been announced as early as the last quarter of 2011 but it gained more exposure at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012.
Samsung Galaxy Note Phone-Tablet PC Hybrid is a full-touch device that can also be assisted by a stylus pen. It’s Super AMOLED like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7″ Android Tablet PC.
It’s has a large 5.3″ HD screen (1280x800p) that got actual tablet functions. That makes the Samsung Galaxy S II Android Phone look like a small phone.
It’s the same concept as the old PDA phone (mobile phone-palmtop computer hybrid) a decade ago. However, this time it comes with Android OS and colorful HD features.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4G LTE Smartphone Tablet PC features 1.4GHz dual core processor and 16GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD.
For connectivity, Galaxy Note for WiFi N-range, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, and USB 2.0 HOST. Unlike the Sony Xperia Ion 4G LTE Android Smartphone, Samsung did not mention the presence of an HDMI out or DLNA on the Galaxy Note.
For taking photos and videos, the Samsung Galaxy Note as an 8MP rear camera like the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G LTE Phone. However, its 2MP front-facing camera so far has the highest resolution among the smartphones presented at CES 2012. They are capable of 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps.
Since it has a 4G LTE phone, Samsung gave Galaxy Note a 2500mAh Li-ion battery. It also got Virtual Private Network and Exchange ActiveSync features.
According to AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy Note with Android OS is a smartphone, tablet and notepad combine in one. The MSRP is $679.99 if purchased without contract. Samsung Galaxy Note release date and price on AT&T are not yet confirmed.