Knocked-off Galaxy Note revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note very popular gadget as big smartphone with stylus pen. In December 2011, Samsung announced that one million Galaxy Notes were shipped in less than two months. But beware of knocked-off Galaxy Note. I found the information about that in a website. The knockoff Samsung Galaxy Note is almost similar as the original one, features a 5-inch touchscreen but having lower resolution (800×480).

The gadget equipped a 1GHz MTK6575 single-core processor and 512MB RAM and has a 5.0 rear-facing camera equipped on a 9.7mm thin body. Its thickness is exactly the same as Samsung Galaxy Note. It also have pen stylus.

I writing this issue just afraid it going to sell internationally. Currently,  the gadget was sold in Taobao, a Chinese language web site for online shopping, similar to eBay and Amazon, operated in the People’s Republic of China by Alibaba Group. It wouldn’t be called as the knockoff Galaxy Note if it doesn’t not brand as Samsung. The knock-off Galaxy Note also have packaging looks very similar to Samsung’s one, however there’s a slightly difference.

Summary Comparison Table

Galaxy Note Knocked off Galaxy Note
Processor 1 GHz dual-core 1GB RAM 1 Ghz single-core 512 MB RAM
Display 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED 1280 x 800 pixels 5.3-inch 800 x 480 pixels
Thin 9.7mm thin body 9.7mm thin body
Camera 8 MP auto-focus,front 2 MP 8 MP auto-focus,front 1.3 MP
OS Android 2.3 (can upgrade to Android 4 ICS) Android 4 ICS
Pen Stylus?  Yes  Yes

 What the different physical Galaxy Note and knocked-off one? Here I show you the slightly difference between Galaxy Note and the knocked-off physical body.


So, after you buy at store or online the Galaxy Note, open the gadget and find about phone like this picture below.


Galaxy Note AT&T version


Samsung Galaxy Note pink version in Korea

Last year, I still remember Samsung released Galaxy S2 pink version in Korea. Now, they releases Pink Galaxy Note, contrast with a white version of its Galaxy Note. This colour appealing to women but I think men also will like it too. Unfortunately, this Pink Galaxy Note only available in Korea, not for outside the country.  I believe the girl model more attractive compared to the pink Galaxy Note.

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5 million 5-inch Samsung Galaxy Notes sold in 5 months

Samsung have revealed that they have shipped five million of their oversized Galaxy Note handsets after just 5 months of being available to consumers.

Hitting the million mark back in December, the Galaxy Note raised a few eyebrows when it was revealed at IFA last year. Who would want a 5.3-inch phone bulging in their pockets, and isn’t the stylus as dead as a doornail? It seems however that many were attracted to the phone’s charms.

Current Samsung Galaxy Note owners are now patiently waiting for the handset’s update to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and the exclusive “Premium Suite” of stylus apps that will bring with it.


Which one is your choice Galaxy S II or Galaxy Note?

If somebody ask which one is better, Samsung Galaxy SII or Samsung Galaxy Note, maybe the person should ask himself how he going to use the smartphone. Both smartphone have almost same specs except  few things. Overall, Galaxy Note looks better than Galaxy S II because Galaxy Note coming later than Galaxy S II. Galaxy Note have big screen as big as 5.3″.

Few criteria person that can use the Galaxy Note.

1. Artistic – can use stylus pen
2. Big guy – taller and big pocket that fit enough for the smartphone
3. A guy who always carry handbag wherever he/she go. So, Galaxy Note will insert into the bag.
4. Have big face so that when pickup a call, Galaxy Note not look awkward to the person.
5. A person who like big screen to read email or surfing internet or reading ebook [Read more...]

Samsung officially announced Galaxy Note 10.1

Finally, Samsung’s announced new Galaxy Note with large screen 10.1 and featuring a sylus pen and the pressure-sensitive Wacom technology. It’s running latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM.

The screen is 10.1-inch WXGA(1280×800) display, 3 megapixel camera on back and 2 megapixel front camera for video conferencing. The device also come with pen-ready software including new Adobe Photoshop Touch and S-Pen Samsung apps. By the way, S-Pen is an optional add-on. [Read more...]