Is it a smartphone? Is it a tablet? No! It’s a “Note”, according to all the Samsung reps we spoke to at IFA 2011, who were keen not to place the company’s new Android device in any standard product category.
We thought the stylus was dead, but Samsung are looking to bring it back in a big way with the Samsung Galaxy Note. Though employing an inteferace much like their Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, a stylus can be used to navigate menus and annotate screenshots, with a button on the pen’s side to modify the input result.
As well as a digital moleskin replacement, the Galaxy Note also has plenty of regular smartphone functionality. With a large 5.3in, 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED display running from a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, you’ll also be able to make calls, download apps, snap 8MP photos and record 1080p video footage.
Expect a launch price of around £500 and a Q1 2012 street date for the Galaxy Note. Hit the video above to check it out.