Samsung Galaxy Note launches in India for INR 34,990; Hands-on Video

4.7HTC Titan. 5Dell Streak. And now, Samsung Galaxy Note at 5.3. To borrow Samsung’s tagline, Next is what?’. Samsung launched Galaxy Note, the 5.3display mobile device, today in India. This device probably creates a new category in the market as a hybrid between smartphones and tablets.


Featuring a 5.3HD Super AMOLED display, this Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) device provides an immersive experience and brings an advanced pen-input technology to the table. Samsung calls the stylus, the Smart Pen.   While most people have relegated stylus to be an old-world input technology, Samsung insists it has many interesting use cases specially to unleash your creativity and impulsive ideas.

The 1.4 GHz processor and 1GB RAM are packed in a nice looking device that is only 9.65mm thick and weighs 178 gms.   It features an 8MP camera with LED flash as well as a 2MP secondary camera. Samsung also announced the launch of a new S-Choice category under Samsung Apps. It features applications specially designed for Galaxy Note’s Smart Pen feature. Here’s a quick hands-on that I did at the launch event held at New Delhi, India.

The MRP of the device is INR 34,990 and it will be available in Indian market this week.

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Abhishek Baxi

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