We first gave you details of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note device last week when it was revealed alongside the new Galaxy Tab 7.7. Now more details of the device are becoming available including impressive benchmarks for the Samsung Galaxy Note, as pre-orders also begin for the device.
Phonearena are reporting that Techblog.gr managed to gets some hands on time with the device at the IFA event in Berlin. Using the standard Android benchmark Quadrant the device managed some pretty impressive results. The new Samsung Galaxy Note managed to score 3,624 in the application, which is on par with the company’s other flagship device the Galaxy S II.
This puts the device at the top end of Android smartphone performance levels, and you can see the device for yourself in action with the video below. To begin with the handset is not thought to be coming to the US shores, but is thought to be releasing at the start of next year.
Some of the first countries thought to be getting the Galaxy Note include the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It’s not going to be cheap though as in the UK it could cost as much as £600, with the Euro zone coming in at 750 Euros, which is about $1,060. The prices have not yet been confirmed and may change slightly depending on region.
Over in the UK the Note has already gone up for preorders via the Clove website. The site states no release date has been confirmed and the £600 including taxes asking price could also change. The monster handset is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and has a specialized version of TouchWiz called S Pen. Luckily the battery is 5100mAh so should be enough to keep the 5.3-inch screen going.
Consumers can sign up to be kept informed of release dates and pricing as well as reserve one once it becomes available. The device is aimed at a cross between a smartphone and a tablet PC, and basically allows people to have just the one device.
Do you think the Samsung Galaxy Note will be a success?