Samsung Galaxy Note arrives on o2 In The UK:
o2 have just announced that they will be the first UK carrier to offer the Galaxy Note on a contract by the end of November, meaning that the giant smartphone.tablet hybrid will become an option for more people rather than having to stump up a large amount of cash for a SIM-free deal from the likes of Play, Amazon, or Clove.
£250 starting price?
It seems that o2 are offering the device on a monthly contract with an initial outlay of £250, this seems to expensive when you look at the Amazon Kindle Fire that has just been released and retails at the equivalent of around £130. Having said that the device does look pretty sweet and is better specified than the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Monthly fees and sweeteners:
According to Cnet, monthly fees will start from around £13.50 to £72 with early adopters getting £100 of free access to Samsung’s Hub which offers access to movies and music.
Galaxy Note Specs:
Arriving with a boastful 5.3 inch screen, and the first “smartphone” to go over 5 inches in screen size, the Galaxy note comes with the following goodies behind its exterior.
- Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9
- 5.3 Inch Super AMOLED Display 1280×800, 285 PPI
- 8 Megapixel camera
- 1 GB Ram
- 16 GB Storage
- Bluetooth 3
- 1080p playback and recording
- USB 2.0
- Android 2.3
- HSPA+/4G LTE
With a similar pedigree to the Samsung S2 before it, the Galaxy Note is a beast and in benchmark tests by AnTuTu, they gave it a massive score of 6394.2.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 scored 5334.3, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab scored 4782.6. So this is no slouch of a device.
Read our full review so the Samsung Galaxy Note here and for US Samsung lovers we will keep you posted on the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note for you guys also.Anthony Munns