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PICS: Samsung Galaxy Note launched in India for Rs 34,990

Last updated on: November 3, 2011 15:07 IST

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Samsung has launched the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread-running Galaxy Note in India, following a scheduled webcast, pricing it at Rs 34,990.

The company calls it a smartphone-tablet hybrid, one that will give users freedom from multiple devices.

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The Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch display has a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution, a first for a mobile phone, and supports stylus input via Samsung's S Pen.

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Image: Galaxy Note comes with a 5.3-inch display
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Other specs include a Mali 400 GPU, 16 GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32 GB), an 8 MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording support, a 2 MP front-facing camera, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, and a massive 2,500 mAh battery.

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The Galaxy Note also features a gyroscope and proximity sensor, a barometer, and, a variety of connectivity options -- HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, and DLNA; Bluetooth v3.0+HS; stereo FM radio with RDS; GPS with A-GPS; along with USB-on-the-go and microUSB v2.0 (with MHL for TV-out).

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Image: Connectivity options on Samsung Galaxy Note
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5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED 1,280-by-800 (285ppi) WXGA display. The device also comes with a document editor onboard.

Samsung has reportedly also bundled its ChatON instant-messaging software with the device.

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Five inches, Samsung believes, is the perfect size to allow for 24/7 portability and single-handed operation, but still offer a large-enough display that eliminates the need to carry a tablet in addition to your phone.

The Galaxy Note also acts more like a tablet than a phone.

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In addition to multitouch pinch-to-zoom finger-based input, the aforementioned stylus, dubbed the 'S Pen' tucks into the bottom panel of the phone, and can be used in a variety of apps.

In the Messaging App, for example, you can write on the screen, and the Galaxy Note will convert your scrawls to email or SMS messages with the aid of predictive text. In the browser, you use the pen to annotate, then capture web pages with your notes.

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The massive phone, bearing a 5.3-inch display, is 0.37-inch thick and is also well-endowed with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM.

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