Samsung Galaxy Note was the company’s first high-end phablet. Even though there were other big screen smartphones released ahead of it, Galaxy Note was the first one to make a real impact on the market. It was officially announced in September 2011 at IFA Berlin and made available for purchase in October 2011.
Samsung Galaxy Note measures 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm and has a weigh of 178 grams. It features a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 800 x 1280 resolution, a pixel density of 285 ppi, and Gorilla Glass protection. The processing tasks are handled by an Exynos chipset based on two Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Mali 400 GPU. The handset was released with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on board and it’s upgradable to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Samsung’s phablet integrates 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of native storage, and support for microSD cards up to 64 GB. It’s equipped with an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, and Full HD video recording, and a 2 MP user-facing camera.
Galaxy Note arrives with connectivity features such as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio, and microUSB 2.0. The device is kept alive by a 2,500 mAh battery.