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IFA 2011: Samsung Galaxy Note Blurs the Line Between Smartphone and Tablet With a 5.3 inch Display

IFA 2011 was not only about new smartphones and tablets, but also a new species of devices: the Note. That was Samsung’s introduction for the Galaxy Note, a 5.3 inch slate, that accompanied the launch of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 Super AMOLED Plus tablet.

Galaxy Note packs an AMOLED 5.3 inch screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, while at its back we find an 8 megapixel camera. At the front there’s a 2 megapixel camera and inside the unit there’s a 2,500 mAh battery. As far as hardware power goes, you get a dual core 1.4GHz processor to power this unit, exactly the one that you also find on the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

The dimensions of this unit are quite impressive for its screen size: 9.65mm in thickness and 178 grams in weight. In case you’re wondering, this is not a Honeycomb tablet, so only Gingerbread runs on it, with a touch of TouchWiz and 7 home screens available. Galaxy Note also makes use of a stylus, through the S Pen technology, that also involves a bunch of dedicated apps: S Planner (to do list, calendar), S Memo (taking notes) and more.