Samsung have sent out an invite to a media event to launch their latest and greatest piece of tech in the form of the Galaxy Note on March 13th — 4 months after it launched in other markets worldwide. The only carriers who have confirmed they’ll be launch partners for the Galaxy Note are Vodafone, Optus and Virgin (an Optus subsidiary) on their $79 cap.

If you’re not familiar with the Galaxy Note, it feaatures a 5.3-inch 1280×800 Super AMOLED display which places it in that awkward niche area between a tablet and a phone. It’s powered by a 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU and will run Android 2.3 at launch with Ice Cream Sandwich expected in the near future. Another selling point of the Galaxy Note is its S-Pen which is a stylus that allows for more precise interaction with the screen for things such as note taking or drawing. Other specs include 8MP and 1.3MP cameras, 16GB of storage, and 21Mbps HSPA+ 3G.

The Galaxy Note certain isn’t letting down on specs, perhaps that’s why Samsung have already sold 2 million of the things. Are you going to add to that number?

Source: PC World.
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Matt Booth
Matt Booth
8 years ago

Ausdroid are attending a Samsung Launch event in Sydney this evening, we have a very strong feeling it will be for the Galaxy Note (no confirmation at this stage) but we should have more details this afternoon. Watch our twitter :twitter

Troll
Troll
8 years ago

Well, it turns out that phone stores in Belconnen Mall (Canberra) have been misinformed YET AGAIN. Telstra and Virgin both say they won’t be getting it (and Virgin tried to sell me an iPhone as an alternative). Vodafone didn’t get any info from head office about the phone. Allphones said that the only thing they know about is the little price card in the display. JB Hifi had a dummy, but no further details.

Stupid Canberra!!!

Lance
Lance
8 years ago

Just got confirmation stock has shipped to my store in Penrith.  Should take delivery late this afternoon or tomorrow.  Fun,fun, fun

Jjones
Jjones
8 years ago

March 13th. Today !!
Where and When can i get a real physical Note to check out before buying.
Vodafone? Telstra? Optus?
I’m in the CBD let me know when your store has it to fondle.
THX Jeff

Troll
Troll
Reply to  Jjones
8 years ago

Dunno what CBD you’re in, but try JB Hifi

Dr. Andre
Dr. Andre
8 years ago

Will the White version be available at launch?

mark
mark
Reply to  Dr. Andre
8 years ago

nope is already discontinued.

Dr. Andre
Dr. Andre
Reply to  mark
8 years ago

 Already? Before even the official release? I’m going to buy it now on eBay for $600-700.

unrag
unrag
Reply to  Dr. Andre
8 years ago

dwi got white for $565 and blue $545 free postage. They mainly sells cameras and have great reviews from whirlpool and me, might be cheaper and more trustworthy then ebay.

Melana Nighthawk
Reply to  unrag
8 years ago

 Be careful with “specials” from DWI – if they sell out of their “cheap” stock, they won’t ship your unit until they get another “cheap” set of stock. Meanwhile, ebay orders and higher-priced orders from them will get shipped before yours.

DWI: “We don’t make loss for any order”.
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/galaxy_note

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

I have seen heaps of these things on the trains every day. Why do they delay delivery like they do.
And why are we so trapped to the cariers in this country. Why don’t samsung sell them direct.

Santowale
Santowale
8 years ago

$79 on Virgin is way too much for the quality of service they have….if that is the price on Virgin ….for Telstra will have to shell out a fortune…

Vijay Alapati
8 years ago

if it comes with NFC life UK version…..i’m sold 🙂

yeah
yeah
8 years ago

From an inside source (yeah I know, not another one) the end of March for Telstra.

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

wheres telstra?? baaaaaahhhhhh

aries1470
aries1470
8 years ago

Hey Buzz, can you elaborate on the last part of your post please: “The Galaxy Note certain isn’t letting down on specs, perhaps that’s why Samsung have already sold 2 million of the things. Are going to add to that number?” What do you mean by “Are going to add to that number” Something is missing and proof reading needed. I personally have the SGS1 & S2, and one was a ‘new’ replacement to my XPERIA X10, and the other a refurbished unit to check reception in my area. I hate both! They are just average for me. Just hope… Read more »

Chery Ryan Gladman
8 years ago

 Still waiting for the Telstra Launch date… I WANT MY G-NOTE NOW !!!

Peter
Peter
8 years ago

The front camera is spec’d at 2Mpx (1600×1200). 
I personally like the new GPS that also picks up Russian satellites.Bought mine in Nov – won’t be able to use a small screen phone ever again 🙁

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Peter
8 years ago

Yeah my dad bought a GSII and wanted me to come over and show him how it works.  I use a Galnex I don’t think I could use anything smaller.  I came from a N1.

Videographer
8 years ago

How much?

Georgemysta
Georgemysta
8 years ago

I’ve had one for a few months, leaves iPhone etc in the weeds. Watch this space. This device will take off.

Every person that’s seen me using it wants one. It’s unbelievable, truly perfect for social media, browsing etc.

Demarteg
Demarteg
8 years ago

Telstra??