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Samsung Galaxy Note, a 5.3″ Phone/Tablet Hybrid (video)

by Jon Rettinger | September 1, 2011September 1, 2011 6:33 am PST

Samsung decided to pull out the big guns at IFA this morning … literally. During the company’s keynote speech they unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note, a 5.3-inch monster of a phone, or a tiny tablet depending oh how you decided to look at it.

The new phone/tablet hybrid will be running Android Gingerbread on a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor with a healthy 1GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory.  And the big surprise came in the form of the fact that it comes with a magnetic stylus.  Weren’t we doing away with this method of user interface at one point?

I got to hold it for a few minutes, and it actually felt pretty good in the hand despite its enormous size.  Will it be a daily drive for a lot of people?  That’ll probably depend on just how large your pockets are.

Samsung Galaxy Note Tech Specs

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display (1280 x 800)
  • 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38
  • 6.28 oz
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB built-in memory
  • microSD/SDHC support up to 32GB
  • Magnetic stylus
  • 8 MP rear camera capable of 1080p HD recording at 30 fps
  • 2 MP front camera
  • FM Radio tuner
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • NFC (Near Field Communications)
  • A-GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Removable 2500 mAh battery

What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Note?  Will you be picking one up?

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Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...