Samsung Galaxy Note launch date announced

The Samsung Galaxy Note is set to launch on 17 November, bringing with it a 5.3-inch-screened beast of an Android handset. 

Looking like a Galaxy S II after too many pies, the Galaxy Note features a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5, 8-megapixel camera and 16 or 32GB of internal memory. 

The Super AMOLED display slapped on the front of the Galaxy Note is one of the most impressive that Pocket-lint has ever come across, with colours as vibrant as the Galaxy S II's. The tablet/phone is designed to act like a digital notepad, similar to the HTC Flyer and comes with a stylus and note-taking apps included. 

The Galaxy Note comes as part of Samsung's increasing efforts to expand the Galaxy family. The Galaxy range has been renamed, minus the Note, to help explain to potential customers exactly what they are buying. In a slightly cringe inducing piece of advertising, the S in Galaxy S for example stands for Super Smart. 

The handset is also listed as having optional NFC connectivity and includes new Samsung Note Apps. The newly launched iMessage style Samsung ChatOn makes an appearance on the Note as well. 

Expect more on the Galaxy Note as it gets closer to its 17 November launch date. In the meantime why not take a peek at our hands-on. 

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