Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note Launching In U.S Next Year – 1 Million Units Already Shipped Worldwide
Korean tech giant Samsung has kindly given us a little update on its phone-come-tablet, the Galaxy Note, and it’s very good news for our friends across the pond.
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note will be landing in the U.S next year, though it hasn’t confirmed exactly when or with which network. This is the gadget world though, and we don’t need official confirmation when we have rumours and speculation! BGR reports that the Galaxy Note will be sold on the AT&T network early on in 2012, with added support for its 4G LTE network.
Despite many people being unsure of the Galaxy Note – some saying it’s too big to be a phone, too small to be a tablet – Samsung gladly let us know that it has already enjoyed impressive success worldwide. Over 1 million units have already been shipped since it first went on sale a couple of months back, which is pretty impressive.
The Galaxy Note has been responsible for the term ‘phablet’ being coined in the gadget world – a word to describe a gadget that is a mixture of a phone and a tablet, a market that currently the Galaxy Note is dominating. Thanks to its huge 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and dual-core 1.4GHz processor the Note is amazing for playing games, watching videos and looking at photos. It takes photos exceedingly well too, with an 8-Megapixel camera on the back.
From early reports it looks likely that Samsung will be adding a new radio chip to the Galaxy Note to give it the 4G compatibility required for the U.S market. We’re doubtful that anything else will be changed on the specifications sheet, though the phone could end up being slightly thicker to accommodate the 4G radio.
Are you stateside and excited for the release of the Galaxy Note? Why not check out our video review of Samsung’s 1 million selling ‘phablet’ here.