Samsung has launched a 1.4GHz dual-core smartphone with a 5.3-inch screen, described as the market’s largest HD Super AMOLED display. As well as being touch-sensitive, the screen also works with a stylus called the ‘S Pen’. The Galaxy Note promises a 180-degree viewing angle and a one-step screen-capture function; an option that’s currently missing from standard Android phones.
JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, said “The GALAXY Note is a device borne of our insight and innovation. We examined the fundamental elements of mobile culture, entertainment and communication in order to bring together the best experiences in a single, elegant device. The huge, 5.3” HD Super AMOLED screen is the largest, highest quality display available in any phone; the touch screen and S Pen combine to produce a uniquely accurate level of control and finesse, along with rich expressions across the GALAXY Note experience, enabling the introduction of new smartphone experiences. The artistic freedom of a paper notebook is coupled with the benefits of Samsung’s smartphone technology and services, allowing users to create, edit and share with more style than ever before.”
In addition, the company announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, the first tablet to feature a Super AMOLED Plus display. The Tab 7.7 - equipped with a screen that has a corner-to-corner measurement of 7.67 inches - has a 1.4GHz dual core processor and will run Android v3.2.