Samsung Galaxy Note series

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Samsung Galaxy Note
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
TypePhablet, Smartphone
Release dateOctober 1, 2011; 12 years ago (2011-10-01) (Debut Launch)
DiscontinuedJanuary 14, 2021; 3 years ago (2021-01-14) (Welcome To The Everyday Epic)
Operating systemAndroid
InputTouch screen, Stylus
PredecessorSamsung Omnia Series
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S series
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Fold
Galaxy Note release timeline
2011Samsung Galaxy Note 1
2012Samsung Galaxy Note 2
2013Samsung Galaxy Note 3
2014Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
2015Samsung Galaxy Note 5
2016Samsung Galaxy Note 7/FE
2017Samsung Galaxy Note 8
2018Samsung Galaxy Note 9
2019Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
2020Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Logo from 2011 to 2013
Logo from 2013 to 2015
The Samsung Galaxy Note logo until 2015; a different font was used for "Samsung" beginning with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note series was a[1] line of high-end flagship Android phablets and smartphones developed and marketed by Samsung Electronics (Although still produced as the Ultra edition of the Galaxy S series since the Samsung Galaxy S22). The line is primarily oriented towards pen computing; all Galaxy Note models shipped with a stylus pen, called the S 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, digital scrapbooking apps, tooltips, and split-screen multitasking. The line served as Samsung's flagship smartphone model, positioned above the Galaxy S series.

The Galaxy Note smartphone series is noteworthy for being considered the first commercially successful examples of "phablets"—a class of smartphones with large screens that are intended to straddle the functionality of a traditional tablet with that of a phone, and having helped accelerate the trend of bigger screened smartphones becoming the norm around the mid 2010s. Samsung sold over 50 million Galaxy Note devices between September 2011 and October 2013. 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.

In August 2021, TM Roh, Samsung's president and Head of Mobile Communications, announced that no new Galaxy Note device would be unveiled at their 2021 launch event, which would instead focus on new foldable phones. "Instead of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time around, we will further broaden beloved Note features to more Samsung Galaxy devices," he added.[2]


Galaxy Note[edit]

Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note at IFA Berlin in 2011. While some media outlets questioned the viability of the device due to its 5.3-inch screen (which, at the time, was 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. Like the Galaxy S2 from earlier that year, the camera has eight megapixels and can film in Full HD, 1080p, and the device features Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL to HDMI).[3][4]

The Galaxy Note was a commercial success: released October 2011, Samsung announced in September 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.[5][6]

Galaxy Note 2[edit]

On 29 August 2012, at IFA Berlin, Samsung unveiled a successor to the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note II. The new model, released September 2012, 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 that can reveal Air View tooltips through hovering, 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.[7]

Galaxy Note 3[edit]

On 4 September 2013, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3, which introduced a more "premium" design with a plastic leather backing, and a 5.7 inch (145 mm) 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM, new 4K video recording capabilities at 30 frames per second (up to 5 minutes per video; availability varies per region), 1080p at twice the framerate (60fps "smooth motion" option), a USB 3.0 connector, an infrared transmitter for use as remote control, a third microphone for noise cancellation, multi-windowing, and expanded stylus pen functionality.[8][9][10] Unlike its predecessor, it is not equipped with an FM radio. The speaker is placed at the bottom,[11] while placed on the rear side on the Note 1, 2 and 4.

The Note 3 is the only Galaxy Note device to be equipped with thermometer and hygrometer sensors and Air View support for both stylus and fingers, of which the latter is achieved with an additional self-capacitive[12] touch screen layer. It also had additional voice commands, including "Dismiss" and "Snooze" for the alarm, and "Answer" and "Decline" for calls.

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 stylus, 8 MP camera, 5.5" Super AMOLED HD 720p display, 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM as well as some of the Note 3's software features (e.g. screen zoom).

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.

The Note 3 Neo lacks both 4K (2160p) and slow motion (720p@120fps) video recording and can record 1080p at only up to 30 frames per second.

Galaxy Note 4[edit]

On 3 September 2014, at IFA Berlin, Samsung unveiled a successor to the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4. The new model, released on 3 September 2014, introduced a new design with a plastic leather backing and metal frame, a 5.7-inch (145 mm) QHD display, a 16 MP camera with then new Optical Image Stabilization, 15 Watts of fast charging using Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, revised multi-windowing,[13] an improved S-Pen stylus, an upgraded digitizer with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and expanded functionality, fingerprint scanner, and other features taken from the Galaxy S5. However, Samsung Air View is only usable with the S-Pen, while it was usable with both fingers and stylus on the Galaxy Note 3.

The Galaxy Note 4 is uniquely equipped with an ultraviolet ray sensor, and the last Samsung flagship phone to be equipped with a user-replaceable battery.[14]

Galaxy Note Edge[edit]

Alongside the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge, which features a display with a curved portion that wraps around the right bezel of the device. The curved area can be used as a sidebar to display news and information tickers, application shortcuts, and other tools.[15][16]

The curved right side screen area extends the resolution of the display from 1440×2560 to 1600×2560.

The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are the last in the Note series to use micro-SIM cards. Later models in the series use nano-SIM cards.[17]

Galaxy Note 5[edit]

The Galaxy Note 5 was announced on 13 August 2015. It is based upon the specifications, hardware and exterior design of the Galaxy S6, including its metal frame and glass backing, but with a larger 5.7-inch 1440p display, Exynos 7 Octa 7420 system-on-chip, as well as a new spring-loaded stylus slot. As with the S6 and unlike previous Note models, the Note 5 does not offer a user-replaceable battery or expandable storage. Other removed features include support for Mobile High-Definition Link, a third microphone, and an infrared transmitter.[18][19][20][21] The new "Screen off memo" feature allows the phone to be awoken directly to a note screen when the stylus is removed,[18] and the camera app allows public and private livestreaming directly to YouTube.[18]

Galaxy Note 7[edit]

The Galaxy Note 7 was announced during a press event in New York City on 2 August 2016. It is largely based on the hardware of the Galaxy S7, inheriting its processor, camera, and the restoration of IP68 water resistance and expandable storage, but with a larger 5.7-inch 1440p display. It is also Samsung's first device to feature a USB-C connector and the first water-protected device of the Galaxy Note series, having a water-protected stylus too.

The Galaxy Note 7's display is curved across the sides of the device, and its stylus features higher degrees of pressure sensitivity (4096) and a finer tip.[22][23] Samsung branded the device as the Note 7 rather than the Note 6 in order to synchronize its branding with the earlier flagship of the same year, the Samsung Galaxy S7 series.[24]

Upon release, the Galaxy Note series earned criticism by a technology journalist of Android Police, criticizing that since 2015's Galaxy Note 5, not much except a stylus sets the Galaxy Note series flagship apart from the Galaxy S series flagship released earlier in the same year, like it did with the first four generations of Galaxy Note devices.[25]

The Galaxy Note 7 was afflicted by repeated manufacturing problems with their internal batteries, which led to incidents in which they overheated and combusted.[26][27] After replacement models experienced similar incidents, the Note 7 was officially discontinued on 11 October 2016, and nearly all units were recalled globally.[28][29]

Galaxy Note Fan Edition[edit]

After the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung released the Note Fan Edition (FE) as a refurbished Note 7 in selected countries on 7 July 2017. Although having an identical form factor, the Fan Edition comes with a smaller battery of only 3200 mAh rather than the original Note 7 which is 3500 mAh due to safety reasons.[30]

Improved changes of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition include Android Nougat with Samsung Experience 8.1 UI, Bixby virtual assistant (excluding Voice), a "Fan Edition" marking on the back and a Clear View Cover case.

Galaxy Note 8[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was announced on 23 August 2017. It features a 6.3" 1440p Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a 3300 mAh battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support, Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 processor (depending on location), an iris scanner, IP68 dust and water resistance, a new dual-lens camera setup with a telephoto lens and support for Samsung DeX. [31]

Galaxy Note 9[edit]

On 27 June 2018, Samsung sent out invitations for the next "Unpacked" event, showing a yellow S Pen image. The Galaxy Note 9 was subsequently announced on 9 August 2018 and became available starting on 24 August 2018.[32][33]

The Note 9 is a largely refined version of the Note 8. The biggest change from the Note 8 was the addition of Bluetooth functionality to the S-Pen, allowing a user to control the camera, YouTube videos and slideshows remotely.[34]

Internally, the Note 9 uses the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 processor, with either 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, or 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage, and a 4000 mAh battery.[35]

The Note 9 uses the same camera hardware seen on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, with a dual camera setup, a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.5 and f/2.4 dual aperture and a 12MP telephoto sensor with the f/2.4 aperture for Bokeh effects at the back, along with an 8MP selfie camera.[36]

Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+[edit]

On 1 July 2019, Samsung announced that it would hold its second Unpacked event of the year on 7 August at 16:00 Eastern in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ were unveiled at the show.[37][38]

The Note 10 marked the first time Samsung offered a Plus model of its Note, with the Note 10 offering a 6.3-inch 1080p display Infinity-O Display and 3400 mAh battery, and the Note 10+ offering a 6.8-inch 1440p display with a 4300 mAh battery. The Note 10 has non-expandable 256 GB storage, while the Note 10+ has expandable 256/512 GB storage via microSD. Both phones added several new features from the Samsung Galaxy S10, including in-display fingerprint scanners, Wireless Powershare (enabling the phone to be used to wirelessly charge other Qi-compatible devices), and triple camera arrays consisting of a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens and 12MP wide angle and telephoto lenses. Both variants also saw the power button consolidated with the Bixby button on the left side of the phone, with the button now being reprogrammable to be used as a power button or to activate Bixby, and eliminated the headphone jack.

Also introduced with the Note 10 variants were 25 watts Super Fast Charging (with the Note 10+ also being capable of 45 watt Super Fast Charging 2.0), marking the first charging rate increase since the 2014 Galaxy Note 4.[39][40]

Galaxy Note 10 Lite[edit]

On 3 January 2020, Samsung announced alongside the Galaxy S10 Lite, the upcoming release of the Note 10 Lite.[41] The Note 10 Lite's main points of interest were that it reintroduced design elements and features had not been used the flagship Note devices in a few generations, such as an entirely flat display (last seen on the Note 5), the reintroduction of the headphone jack (last seen on the Note 9), and the inclusion of an FM radio. Internally, the Note 10 Lite had the older chipset, processor, and GPU from the Exynos version of the Note 9, while incorporating newer features such as the triple cameras seen in the rest of the Note 10 series. In order to position itself, much as the Note 3 Neo had done, as a more affordable Note device, the pricing was much more comparable to midrange handsets of the time at under half the price of the Note 10+ and lesser than the Note 10.

Galaxy Note 20/Note 20 Ultra[edit]

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra at a virtual Unpacked Event on 5 August 2020. Both came in variants with and without 5G connectivity.

Like the Note 10 line, Note 20 has lesser specifications to justify a relatively lower price point, while the Note 20 Ultra is positioned as a high-end premium device. In this case, the Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch display, 120  Hz refresh rate, 4,500 mAh battery, and expandable storage. The Note 20 lacks several key features of the Note 20 Ultra, including the high refresh rate, microSD storage expansion and "periscope" zoom lens. Both phones have triple camera setups similar to the S20 line, with the Note 20 using two 12 MP wide and ultrawide sensors and a 64 MP telephoto sensor, and the Note 20 Ultra using a 108 MP wide sensor and two 12 MP telephoto and ultrawide sensors.[42] On both models, the buttons and S-Pen have switched places from their positions on the Note 10, with the power and volume buttons now being on the right side of the phone, and the S-Pen dock now moved to the left side of the USB-C port.

This is the last phone launched under the Note series, before Samsung decided to add support for S-Pen in the Galaxy S series, beginning with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, launched in February 2022, features a built-in S-Pen.


Galaxy Note 8.0[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8-inch Android-based tablet computer produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It belongs to the second generation of the Samsung Galaxy Note series tablets, which also includes a 10.1-inch model, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

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 stylus input as seen on the original Galaxy Note phone.

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition[edit]

At the 2013 Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 event in 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 stylus 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.

Galaxy Note Pro 12.2[edit]

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics 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 stylus the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is sporting which is the standard on the Note Series. Its design is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition which has the Samsung standard simulated stitched-leather back.

Other devices equipped with S-Pen stylus[edit]

Galaxy Tab[edit]

Subsequently, released together with the first regular Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 models in 2015, Samsung released a model of the Tab A 9.7 equipped with an S-Pen stylus making it the first Samsung Galaxy device to be equipped with the Samsung stylus outside the Note series. In 2017 Samsung released another S-Pen device, the Tab S3. On 1 August 2018, Samsung launched the new tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with a new S-Pen. Subsequently, in 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 with the S-Pen.


Galaxy Book[edit]

Spiritual Successors[edit]

Galaxy S21 Ultra[edit]

The Galaxy S21 Ultra was announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event on 14 January 2021, alongside the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first phone in the Galaxy S Series to support the S Pen accessory, albeit sold separately and with limited functionality. It features a 6.8" 1440p "Dynamic AMOLED" curved display with HDR10+ support, "dynamic tone mapping" technology, and a variable 120 Hz refresh rate.

Galaxy Z Fold 3[edit]

Galaxy S22 Ultra[edit]

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event on 9 February 2022, alongside the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. Unlike the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Galaxy S22 features an embedded S Pen, with similar functionalities to the Galaxy Note series and with a faster pen latency of 2.8ms.

Galaxy Z Fold 4[edit]

Galaxy S23 Ultra[edit]

The Galaxy S23 Ultra was announced at the Galaxy Unpacked event on 1 February 2023, alongside the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+. Similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features an embedded S Pen, with similar functionalities to the Galaxy Note series and with a faster pen latency of 2.8ms.

Galaxy Z Fold 5[edit]

Galaxy S24 Ultra[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.


Model Note[43] Note II[44] Note 3[45] Note 3 Neo Note 4[46] Note Edge[47] Note 5[48] Note 7 Note FE Note 8[49] Note 9[50] Note 10[51] Note 10+[52] Note 10 Lite[53] Note 20[54] Note 20 Ultra[55]
Announcement date September 2011 August 2012 September 4, 2013 February 2014 September 3, 2014 September 2014 August 13, 2015 August 2016 July 2017 August 23, 2017 July 9, 2018 August 7, 2019 January 3, 2020 August 5, 2020
Release date October 2011 September 2012 September 2013 March 2014 October 2014 November 2014 August 13, 2015 September 2016 September 2017 August 24, 2018 August 23, 2019 January 10, 2020 August 21, 2020
mm (in)
Height 146.9 (5.78) 151.1 (5.95) 151.2 (5.95) 148.4 (5.84) 153.5 (6.04) 151.3 (5.96) 153.2 (6.03) 153.5 (6.04) 162.5 (6.40) 161.9 (6.37) 151 (5.94) 162.3 (6.39) 163.7 (6.44) 161.6 (6.36) 164.8 (6.49)
Width 83 (3.27) 80.5 (3.17) 79.2 (3.12) 77.4 (3.05) 78.6 (3.09) 82.4 (3.24) 76.1 (3.00) 73.9 (2.91) 74.8 (2.94) 76.4 (3.01) 71.8 (2.83) 77.2 (3.04) 76.1 (3.00) 75.2 (2.96) 77.2 (3.04)
Depth 9.7 (0.38) 9.4 (0.37) 8.3 (0.33) 8.6 (0.34) 8.5 (0.33) 8.3 (0.33) 7.6 (0.30) 7.9 (0.31) 8.6 (0.34) 8.8 (0.35) 7.9 (0.31) 8.7 (0.34) 8.3 (0.33) 8.1 (0.32)
g (lb)
178 (0.392) 180 (0.40) 168 (0.370) 163 (0.359) 176 (0.388) 174 (0.384) 171 (0.377) 169 (0.373) 167 (0.368) 195 (0.430) 201 (0.443) 168 (0.370) 196–198 (0.432–0.437) 199 (0.439) 192–194 (0.423–0.428) 208 (0.459)
Android OS 2.3.6 Gingerbread 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 4.3 Jelly Bean 4.4.4 KitKat 5.1.1 Lollipop 6.0.1 Marshmallow 7.0 Nougat 7.1.1 Nougat 8.1.0 Oreo 9.0 10.0
Upgradable to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 4.4.2 KitKat 5.0 Lollipop 5.1.1 Lollipop 6.0.1 Marshmallow 7.0 Nougat 9.0 Pie 10.0 12.0 13.0
Display Size 5.3 in (130 mm) 5.55 in (141 mm) 5.7 in (140 mm) 5.5 in (140 mm) 5.7 in (140 mm) 5.6 in (140 mm) 5.7 in (140 mm) 6.3 in (160 mm) 6.4 in (160 mm) 6.3 in (160 mm) 6.8 in (170 mm) 6.7 in (170 mm) 6.7 in (170 mm) 6.9 in (180 mm)
Resolution 800 x 1280 720 x 1280 1080 x 1920 720 x 1280 1440 x 2560 1600 x 2560 1440 x 2560 2960 x 1440 2280 x 1080 3040 x 1440 2400 x 1080 3088 x 1440
Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Plus Super AMOLED Dynamic Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Plus Dynamic Super AMOLED
Air View No Stylus only Yes Stylus only
SoC Samsung Exynos 4210 Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (LTE Cat4 or 6 version)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (LTE Cat6 version)
Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 Samsung Exynos 5433 (LTE/LTE-A) or Snapdragon 805 (LTE Cat 6) Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Exynos 8890
Exynos 9810
CPU 1.4 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 & 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 (3G) or 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 (4G/LTE) 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 & 1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 & 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
(Exynos) or 2.7 GHz quad-core Krait 450 (Snapdragon)
2.7 GHz quad-core Krait 450 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
2.1 GHz quad-core Cortex-A57
  • Exynos:2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz) Cortex-A53
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz & 4×2.0 GHz) Kryo
2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz) Cortex-A53
  • Exynos: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz M2 Mongoose & 4×1.7 GHz) Cortex-A53 (GTS)
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz & 4×1.9 GHz) Kryo
  • Exynos: Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz M3 Mongoose & 4×1.8 GHz) Cortex-A55
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Kryo
  • Exynos: Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz M4 Mongoose & 2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz & 3×2.4 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) Kryo
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz M3 Mongoose & 4×1.8 GHz) Cortex-A55
  • Exynos: Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz M5 Mongoose & 2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Snapdragon: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz & 3×2.42 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz) Kryo
GPU ARM Mali-400MP4
(@266 MHz)
ARM Mali-400MP4
(@400 MHz)
ARM Mali-T628MP6
(3G version) (@600 MHz) or Adreno 330 (LTE version) (@450 MHz)
ARM Mali-T624 (@400 MHz) ARM Mali T760 (Exynos) or Adreno 420 (Snapdragon) Adreno 420 Mali-T760


ARM Mali-T880 MP12
Mali-G72 MP18
RAM (GB) 1 2 3 2 3 4 6 6/8[56] 8 12 6/8 8 12
Storage (GB) 16/32 16/32/64 16/32 32 32/64 32/64/128 64 64/128/256 128/512 256 256/512 128 128/256 128/256/512
Expandable memory microSD slot (up to 64 GB) microSD slot (up to 128 GB) No microSDXC (up to 1 TB) microSDXC (up to 256 GB) microSDXC (up to 1 TB) No microSDXC (up to 1 TB) No microSDXC (up to 1 TB)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz
4G LTE Optional Yes
5G No Optional No Optional
eSIM No Yes
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/6
WLAN Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct,
Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct,
DLNA(Cert. not listed)
Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetooth 3.0+HS 4.0+LE 4.2+LE 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbit/s)
Connectivity HDMI support HDMI support
USB port microUSB Standard 5-pin
2.0 (Via MHL)
microUSB Type B
3.0 (Via MHL 2)
microUSB Standard 5-pin
2.0 (Via MHL)
microUSB Type B
2.0 (Via MHL 2)
microUSB Standard 5-pin 2.0
(Via MHL)
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB OTG Supported
Basic Sensors Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass, Barometer No Barometer Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass, Barometer
Additional Sensors - Magnetometer
GLONASS, self-capacitive touch
RGB ambient light
Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, Note 4 only: Ultraviolet sensor
Iris scanner, fingerprint, heart rate, SpO2 Ultrasonic Fingerprint Optical Fingerprint, Hall Sensor Ultrasonic Fingerprint
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No Stereo FM radio with RDS No
ANT+ Support No Yes
Rear Camera
(Video Recording)
8 MP
(1080p HD)
8 MP
(1080p HD)
13 MP
(1080p in 60fps)
8 MP
(1080p HD)
16 MP Smart OIS[58]
(4K at 30fps)
(1080p HD at 60fps)
(720p hd at 120fps)
12 MP
f/1.7, Dual Pixel autofocus[58]
12 MP Wide-angle f/1.7 Telephoto f/2.4
2× optical zoom, Dual OIS with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 240fps
12 MP Wide-angle f/1.5-2.4 + 12 MP Telephoto f/2.4
2× optical zoom, Dual OIS with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, 720p at 960fps
12 MP Wide angle f/1.5-2.4 + 12 MP Telephoto f/2.1 + 16 MP Ultrawide f/2.2
2× optical zoom, Dual OIS[59] with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, 720p at 960fps
12 MP Wide angle f/1.5-2.4 + 12 MP Telephoto f/2.1 + 16 MP Ultrawide f/2.2 + ToF 3D VGA
2× optical zoom, Dual OIS[59] with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, 720p at 960fps
12 MP Wide angle f/1.7 + 12 MP Telephoto f/2.4 + 12 MP Ultrawide f/2.2
2× optical zoom, Dual OIS[59] with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, 720p at 960fps
12 MP Wide angle f/1.8 + 64 MP Telephoto f/2.0 + 12 MP Ultrawide f/2.2
3× hybrid zoom, Dual OIS[59] with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 8K at 24fps, 4K at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/240fps, 720p at 960fps
108 MP Wide angle f/1.8 + 12 MP Telephoto f/3.0 + 12 MP Ultrawide f/2.2
5× optical zoom, Dual OIS[59] with Dual Pixel autofocus. Video recording: 8K at 24fps, 4K at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/240fps, 720p at 960fps
Front Camera 2 MP (with VGA video recording) 1.9 MP (with 720p video recording) 2 MP (with 1080p video recording) 3.7 MP with f/1.9 (with 1440p HD video recording) 5 MP (f/1.9, video 1440p HD) 5 MP (f/1.7, Auto HDR) 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6" sensor size, 1.22 μm pixel size, 1440p at 30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR 10 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, 1/3" sensor size, 1.22 μm pixel size, 2160p at 30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR 32 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, 1/2.8" sensor size, 0.8 μm pixel size, 1080p at 30fps, HDR 10 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.22 μm pixel size, 2160p at 30/60fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Battery capacity Capacity 2,500 mAh 3,100 mAh 3,200 mAh 3,100 mAh 3,220 mAh
3,000 mAh (Dual-SIM)
3,000 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,500 mAh 3,200 mAh 3,300 mAh 4,000 mAh 3,500 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,500 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,500 mAh
Removable Yes No
Charging speed 15 Watts (via Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0) max. 25 Watts (USB-PD) max. 45 Watts (USB-PD) max. 25 Watts (USB-PD)
Model numbers 3G: N7000
LTE: N7005
3G: N7100
LTE: N7105
3G: N9000
LTE: N9005
3G: N7500
LTE: N7505
SM-N910x SM-N915x SM-N920x SM-N930x SM-N935x SM-N950x SM-N960x SM-N970x SM-N975x SM-N770F SM-N980x SM-N985x


Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-N5100/N5110/N5120)[60] Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000/N8010/N8020)[61] Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (SM-P600/P601/P605)[62][63] Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Release date February 2013 August 2012 October 2013 February 2014
Dimensions 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)
H 295.6 mm (11.64 in)

W 204 mm (8.0 in)

D 7.95 mm (0.313 in)

Weight w/battery 338 g (11.9 oz) 599 g (21.1 oz) 537 g (18.9 oz) 750 g (1.65 lb)
Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.3 Jelly Bean 4.4.2 KitKat
Upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat 5.1.1 Lollipop 5.0.2 Lollipop
Display 8.0-inch HD WXGA (800x1280) TFT (189 ppi) 10.1-inch HD WXGA (800x1280) Super PLS TFT (150 ppi) 10.1-inch HD WQXGA (2560x1600) Super Clear PLS TFT (299 ppi) 12.2-inch HD WQXGA (2560×1600) TFT (247 ppi)
SoC Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Samsung Exynos 5420 (Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi+3G) or Snapdragon 800 (LTE) Samsung Exynos 5420 (Wi-Fi) or Snapdragon 800 (LTE)
CPU 1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 2.1 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 & 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU ARM Mali-400MP4
(@400 MHz)
ARM Mali-T628MP6 (@600 MHz) Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi+3G model ARM Mali-T628MP6 (Wi-Fi model)
GPU (LTE models) - Adreno 330 (@450 MHz) Adreno 330 Wi-Fi+4G model
Storage 16 or 32 GB 16 or 32 or 64 GB 32 or 64 GB
Expandable memory microSD slot (up to 64 GB) microSDXC slot (up to 128 GB)
3G WCDMA/HSPA Optional
4G LTE Optional
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
WLAN Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetooth 4.0+LE
Connectivity HDMI support
micro USB Standard 5-pin
2.0 (Via MHL)

10-pin 3.0

(Via MHL)

USB OTG Supported
Basic Sensors Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass, Barometer
Additional Sensors Magnetometer
Radio NO
ANT+ Support YES
Rear Camera
(Video Recording)
5 MP (720p HD) 5 MP
(1080p Full HD)
8 MP
(1080p Full HD)
Front Camera 1.3 MP (with 720p video recording) 1.9 MP (with 720p video recording) 2 MP (with 1080p video recording)
Battery 4,600 mAh 7,000 mAh 8,220 mAh 9,500 mAh
Galaxy Note 8.0 (N5100/N5110/N5120) Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000/N8010/N8020) Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (P600/P601/P605) Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (P900/P905)

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