Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Note heading to Australia in 'early 2012'

Samsung 'working with partners' to launch the Galaxy Note in Australia by early 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note: coming to Australia in "early 2012"

The Samsung Galaxy Note: coming to Australia in "early 2012"

Samsung Australia has confirmed it is expecting to launch its Galaxy Note Android smartphone in Australia in "early 2012".

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Best described as either an extra large smartphone or a small tablet — or a hybrid device to sit in between — the Samsung Galaxy Note has a 5.3in screen and includes a stylus called the "S Pen" that allows users to take notes, draw onto the screen and annotate images and PDF files.

"Samsung is working with our partners to launch Galaxy Note in Australia by early 2012," said a Samsung Australia spokesperson. "Essentially, we do want to bring it to Australia but it won't be until next year".

The Samsung Galaxy Note was originally unveiled last month at the IFA trade show in Berlin, the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics and household appliances. It generated largely positive press upon its announcement but Samsung was coy with official release details at the time. Samsung officially announced today that the Galaxy Note would be released in the UK on 17 November, but has not confirmed if or when it would be sold in the US.

Essentially, Samsung is marketing the Galaxy Note as an all-in-one device. The official Galaxy Note micro site says the Android smartphone intends to "consolidate the core tasks of multiple devices" including the smartphone, the tablet and a physical pen and paper.

"There is an emerging desire for a primary device for on-the-go use that could consolidate the core tasks of multiple devices as well as recreate the ease and simplicity of using a pen and paper," the site reads. "The Galaxy Note is a primary device that will minimise the need to switch to other devices while on the go and open up the potential of your mobile experience."

The Samsung Galaxy Note is powered by a dual-core, 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, has 1GB of RAM and will come in 16GB or 32 GB models. There's also a microSD card slot for extra memory, an 8-megapixel camera that records HD 1080p video at 30 fps and a 2-megapixel front facing camera for video calls.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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10 Comments

Tarek Gamil

1

Very Attractive
When it will be available at Egypt ?

Baek Sa Min

2

It's awesome
^_^ When will it come out in Aus? I've been waiting for a while... hopes it comes out asap :)

Give me galaxy not or I will die

3

As Apple didn't release iphone 5, I want to upgrade my iphone 4
I sooooooooooooooooooooo want it right now!!!!!!

wow

4

Everything takes so long to come to Australia. We've lost the Samsung tablet, a shame consumers could not decide if it was worth having; Apple decided for us. Luckily, they have no rights to take this away from us. Just make it soon. At least for Christmas. They will lose so many sales if they wait for 2012.

faboulous

5

this is the ultimate father of all smart phones we all should have this it is amazing

faboulous

6

im going to get some of this phone from overseas i will have them over this weekend if anyone interested in buying please let me know on lovers3987@gmail.com im in sydney aus

Patanjali

7

Note will be available in Aus soon!

The Note has just been added as one of the Samsung devices eligible for the free Navigon download.

husna

8

what is will be the price for samsung galaxy note? I've heard people say it will cost around $5000, is that true?

Srikanth

9

The mobile looks huge. Does it fit into the pocket ?
Was it a mobile phone or pocket tablet

kevin burton

10

when will this phone come to aust and what price are we looking at

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