Samsung Galaxy Note series

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Samsung Galaxy Note
Galaxy Note 2013 logo.svg
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Left to right: original, Note II, Note 3
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Type Phablet smartphone, Tablet
Operating system Android
Input Touch screen, Stylus
Related articles Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy Note is a series of Android-based high-end smartphones and high-end tablets developed and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The line is primarily oriented towards pen computing; all Galaxy Note models ship with a stylus pen and incorporate a pressure-sensitive Wacom digitizer. All Galaxy Note models also include software features that are oriented towards the stylus and the devices' large screens, such as note taking and digital scrapbooking apps, and split-screen multitasking.

The Galaxy Note smartphones have been considered the first commercially successful examples of "phablets"—a class of smartphone with large screens that are intended to straddle the functionality of a traditional tablet with that of a phone. As of October 2013, Samsung has sold over 50 million Galaxy Note devices over the past two years and a month. 10 million units of the Galaxy Note 3 have been sold within its first 2 months, 30 million were of the Note II, while the original Galaxy Note sold around 10 million units worldwide.

Models[edit]

Smartphones[edit]

Galaxy Note[edit]

At IFA Berlin in 2011, Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note. While some media outlets questioned the viability of the device due to its 5.3 inches (135 mm) screen (which was, at the time, considered extremely large for a phone), the Note received positive reception for its stylus functionality, the speed of its 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, and the advantages of such a large screen size.[1][2] The Galaxy Note was a commercial success; Samsung announced in December 2011 that the Galaxy Note had sold 1 million units in two months. In February 2012, Samsung debuted a Note version with LTE support, and by August 2012, the Note had sold 10 million units worldwide.[3][4]

Galaxy Note II[edit]

On August 29, 2012 at IFA Berlin, Samsung unveiled a successor to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II. The new model featured improvements to the original Note's hardware (with a quad-core processor and a larger 5.5 inches (140 mm) display, a revised stylus and an upgraded digitizer with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for more precise pen input, a new hardware design based on that of the Galaxy S III, along with new features such as pen gestures, split-screen multitasking, Air View (which allows previews of content to be displayed by hovering the pen above the screen), and other new features also introduced by the S III.[5]

Galaxy Note 3[edit]

Main article: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

In September 4, 2013, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3, introducing a more "premium" design with a plastic leather backing, a 5.7 inches (145 mm) 1080p display, and expanded stylus pen functionality.[6][7]

Galaxy Note 3 Neo[edit]

In January 2014, Samsung for the first time released a "downgraded" version of the Note 3, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. It features the S-Pen, 8 MP camera, 5.5" super Amoled HD 720p display, 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM as well as all of the Note 3's software features. For the first time, it has a Samsung Exynos Hexa 5260 (6 core) processor with a quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU and a dual core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 CPU with support for HMP and a Mali-T624 GPU.

Galaxy Note 4[edit]

Main article: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

On September 3, 2014 at IFA Berlin, Samsung unveiled a successor to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4. The new model introduced a new design with a plastic leather backing and metal frame, a 5.7-inch (145 mm) QHD display, a 16MP camera with OIS, improved S-Pen, an upgraded digitizer with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and expanded functionality, fingerprint scanner, and other features taken from the Galaxy S5.

Galaxy Note Edge[edit]

Along with the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Edge was also presented featuring a curved display of 160px flowing into the right side of the phone. Due to this new "feature" the power button was relocated to the top side along the headphone jack and the battery shrank to 3000mAh. The features are otherwise identical to the Galaxy Note 4. Its screen size is 5.6" just 0.1" smaller compared to the note 4.

Tablets[edit]

Samsung Galaxy Note[edit]

Galaxy Note 8.0[edit]

At the Mobile World Congress 2013, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8.0. It has an 8 inch display and uses a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and, like the Galaxy Note 10.1, supports the Samsung S-Pen.

Galaxy Note 10.1[edit]

At the Mobile World Congress 2012, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1, as an alternative to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It has a 10.1-inch display and uses a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and supports the Samsung S-Pen input as seen on the original Galaxy Note phone.

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition[edit]

At the 2013 Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 event on Berlin and New York, Samsung announced the successor to the original Galaxy Note 10.1 inch tablet dubbed as the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Like its predecessor, it has a 10.1 inch display and now supports the improved Samsung S-Pen input also seen in the Note III and it copies the design cue of its lower-end sibling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 which sports the unified Samsung design first used on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro[edit]

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2[edit]

At the 2014 Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung announced the first Pro line of tablets which included a bigger Samsung Galaxy Note Pro tablet with a 12.2 inch display and also comes with the same S-Pen the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is sporting which is the standard on the Note Series. Design wise is also similar with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition which sports the new Samsung standard simulated stitched-leather back.

Comparison[edit]

This table is primarily intended to show the differences between the model families of the Galaxy Note series. The list only covers unlocked and international devices.

Phablets Tablets
Galaxy Note/Galaxy Note LTE (N7000/3G) (N7005/LTE) [8] Galaxy Note II (N7100/3G) (N7105/LTE)[9] Galaxy Note 3 (N9000/N9005)[10] Galaxy Note 8.0 (N5100/N5110/N5120)[11] Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000/N8010/N8020)[12] Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (P600/P601/P605)[13][14]
Dimensions H 146.9 mm (5.78 in)
W 83 mm (3.27 in)
D 9.7 mm (0.38 in)
H 151.1 mm (5.95 in)
W 80.5 mm (3.17 in)
D 9.4 mm (0.37 in)
H 151.2 mm (5.95 in)
W 79.2 mm (3.12 in)
D 8.3 mm (0.33 in)
H 210.8 mm (8.30 in)
W 135.9 mm (5.35 in)
D 8.1 mm (0.32 in)
H 262 mm (10.31 in)
W 180 mm (7.09 in)
D 8.9 mm (0.35 in)
H 243.1 mm (9.57 in)
W 171.4 mm (6.75 in)
D 7.9 mm (0.31 in)
Weight (with battery) 178 g (6.3 oz) 180 g (6.3 oz) 168 g (5.9 oz) 338 g (11.9 oz) 599 g (21.1 oz) 537 g (18.9 oz)
Operating System Android OS 2.3 upgradable to 4.1 Android OS 4.1 upgradable to 4.4.2 Android OS 4.3 upgradable to 4.4 Android OS 4.1 upgradable to 4.4 Android OS 4.0 upgradable to 4.1 Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean
Display 5.3-inch HD WXGA (800x1280) Super AMOLED 5.55-inch HD 720p (720x1280) Super AMOLED Plus 5.7-inch Full HD 1080p (1080x1920) Super AMOLED 8.0-inch HD WXGA (800x1280) TFT 10.1-inch HD WXGA (800x1280) Super PLS TFT 10.1-inch HD WQXGA (2560x1600) Super Clear PLS TFT
SoC Samsung Exynos 4210 Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Samsung Exynos 5420 (3G) or Snapdragon 800 (LTE) Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Samsung Exynos 5420 (Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi+3G) or Snapdragon 800 (LTE)
CPU 1.4 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 (4G/LTE) or 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 & 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (3G) 1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 (4G/LTE) or 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 & 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi+3G)
GPU ARM Mali-400MP4
(@266 MHz)
ARM Mali-400MP4
(@400 MHz)
ARM Mali-T628MP6 (3G version) (@600 MHz),
Adreno 330 (4G/LTE model) (@450 MHz)
ARM Mali-400MP4
(@400 MHz)
ARM Mali-400MP4
(@400 MHz)
ARM Mali-T628MP6 (Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi+3G versions) (@600 MHz),
Adreno 330 (4G/LTE model) (@450 MHz)
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Storage 16 or 32 GB
Expandable memory: microSD slot (up to 32 GB)
16 or 32 or 64 GB
Expandable memory: microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
16 or 32 or 64 GB
Expandable memory: microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
16 or 32 GB
Expandable memory: microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
16 or 32 or 64 GB
Expandable memory: microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
16 or 32 or 64 GB
Expandable memory: microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz Optional
3G WCDMA/HSPA Yes Optional
4G LTE Optional
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
DLNA(Cert. not listed)[15]
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 3.0+HS
Standard 5-pin micro USB 2.0 (Via MHL)
HDMI support
USB OTG support
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
DLNA(Cert. not listed)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0+LE
Standard 5-pin micro USB 2.0 (Via MHL)
HDMI support
USB OTG support
NFC
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
DLNA(Cert. not listed)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0+LE
B port micro USB 3.0 (Via MHL 2)
HDMI support
USB OTG support
NFC
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
DLNA(Cert. not listed)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0+LE
Standard 5-pin micro USB 2.0 (Via MHL)
USB OTG support
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
DLNA[15]
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0+LE
Standard 5-pin micro USB 2.0 (Via MHL)
HDMI support
USB OTG support
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
DLNA(Cert. not listed)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0+LE
Standard 5-pin micro USB 2.0 (Via MHL)
HDMI support
USB OTG support
Sensors Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass
Barometer
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass
Barometer
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Stereo FM radio with RDS
NO
ANT+ Support NO
YES
YES
Camera 8 MP
1080p HD video recording
Front camera: 2 MP (with VGA video recording)
8 MP
1080p HD video recording
Front camera: 1.9 MP (with 720p video recording)
13 MP
4K video recording (4G version)

1080p HD video recording in 60fps
Front camera: 2 MP (with 1080p HD video recording)

5 MP
1080p HD video recording
Front camera: 1.3 MP (with 720p video recording)
5 MP
1080p HD video recording
Front camera: 1.9 MP (with 720p video recording)
8 MP
1080p HD video recording
Front camera: 2 MP (with 1080p video recording)
Battery 2,500 mAh 3,100 mAh 3,200 mAh 4,600 mAh 7,000 mAh 8,220 mAh

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