Samsung has introduced on Thursday at the IFA 2011 fair, in Berlin, the new Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, a huge device with a 5.3-inch touchscreen, which reminds of "the deceased" Dell Streak 5.
Galaxy Note has a Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. "It is the biggest and has the highest quality display of the smartphone industry," said JK Shin, President of the Mobile Communications Business Division of Samsung.
The phone comes with a 1.4GHz processor, running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has two cameras, one of 8 megapixels and the other of 2 megapixels, especially designed for conferences. The phone has a battery of 2500 mAh.
Despite the screen size, the phone weighs only 178 grams. Interestingly, Samsung has equipped this new smartphone with a stylus, which reminds of the phones seen in the past years. Samsung did not provide information about the phone's release date or price.
Who has the biggest phone?
If Dell gave up, without comment, the production of the Streak 5, despite the fact that the phone was not moving bad at all, the other big players in the industry scrambling to develop such terminals.
Sony has announced on Wednesday, in Berlin, the phone-tablet – Tablet P – with two screens, both of 5.5 inches, while Acer is preparing this month, the launch of their new phone Iconium Smart, 4.8-inch touchscreen, 1.1GHz Snapdragon 8255 processor, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM, storage capacity of 8 GB and micro SDHC card slot. Acer seems convinced that on the market is enough room for the smartphones with over 4 inches screens, in fact, a kind of mini-tablets.
Will Acer, Sony and Samsung succeed to convince consumers that such big smartphones can be a better choice than a tablet? It remains to be seen.