Samsung has revealed that its new 5.3-inch Galaxy Note will hit stores in the United Kingdom on November 17th, putting rumors that the company wouldn’t release the smartphone-tablet hybrid in the country to rest.
“We’re delighted with the overwhelming reception the Galaxy Note has received since it was announced earlier this month and are looking forward to offering Samsung customers a whole new smartphone experience,” said Simon Stanford, managing director of Mobile at Samsung UK and Ireland. “The Galaxy Note is a great example of Samsung’s passion for innovation by bringing to market a brand new category of mobile products. It is our fastest handset to date and brings together all the benefits of our award-winning smartphone technology and services.”
The Samsung Galaxy Note, which was unveiled last month at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany, has a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display (WXGA 1280 x 800) and runs Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
The mobile phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera that can capture videos with 1080p resolution up to 30 frames per second and a 2-megapixel front camera for video calling. It also has a quadband HSPA+, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, along with GPS, DLNA and NFC.
There are no official price announcements yet for the handset, but several online sellers are already taking pre-orders. At the moment, Online vendor Clove Technology is taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note for £500 (£600 including VAT).