Do you remember the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note that was announced by Samsung at IFA? Well that bad boy is expected to hit Australian shores in the early part of 2012 according to the exclusive at Good Gear Guide. Samsung Australia have said that they are working with their partners and expect a launch in the new year.
If you’re not aware of the Samsung Galaxy Note, it’s a 5.3-inch tablet-phone (‘Phoneblet’ here on in) with a 1280×800 display which racks up 285ppi. It runs Android 2.3 — expect Ice Cream Sandwich when it launches here — and is powered by a 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU. There’s an 8MP camera on the rear which shoots 1080p and a 2MP camera on the front which shoots your face. The battery is 2500mAh, so you should get a full days use out of it. The Galaxy Note also supports stylus input if that’s your kind of thing, and the stylus can be stored inside the device even though the device is under 10mm thin.
Samsung are marketing the Galaxy Note as a device that brings together everything you can do on several mobile into one; hence ‘Phoneblet’. The Galaxy Note can make calls and supports 21Mbit HSPA+ on 850/900/1900/2100MHz bands. Interestingly enough there will be a LTE version, and since Telstra has tipped a 2012 release of their first LTE phones and tablets, I don’t see why the Galaxy Note won’t be eligible to be both of those.