There have been a lot of rumors surrounding a potential release of the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet/phone in the US. Rumors culminated with a reportedly AT&T branded Galaxy Note press shot. Well, we can now say that Samsung’s behemoth is definitely coming to the US, judging from the large Galaxy Note advertisement taking up the entire entrance of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center where CES 2012 is taking place.
Despite being the largest smartphone to date, the Galaxy Note has been a win for Samsung, which has managed to ship over 1 million units since its release. A success that can be accounted to its 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD screen (though Pentile Matrix), super-speedy dual-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos processor and Wacom-designed pressure sensitive S Pen stylus. The Note has a respectable 2,500mAh battery, weighs 178g (6.3 oz) and measures 9.65mm (0.38 inches) thick. You’ll also find an 8-megapixel rear camera, capable of 1080p video, a 2-megapixel front shooter and even GLONASS support.
The European and Asian GSM versions have been shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an expected Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade happening soon. One would assume that the Galaxy Note will come with a GSM radio in the US, at least initially, and will potentially enrich AT&T’s arsenal this year.
Through our past articles you can see introductory videos in our initial coverage, admire the S Pen’s drawing capabilities and find out how to easily root the Galaxy Note and install ClockworkMod recovery.