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Samsung Galaxy Note To Come To UK In 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note, the diminutive tablet/smartphone launched by the Korean electronics behemoth at IFA 2011 last week, is set to debut in the UK in the first quarter of next year with the US getting the note later in the year.

Should the information, provided to Slashgear by unnamed Samsung Executives, prove to be indeed true, it will be a rather disappointing scenario given that we're not great fans of paper launches.

Based on Slashgear's intel, we can expect the Galaxy Note's launch to be at least four months from now and probably more given the fact that any product launches will almost certainly happen after MWC next year in Barcelona.

The Galaxy Note is significantly bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S2 with a 5.3-inch screen and a 1290x800 pixel resolution, the same as on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

It also boasts a dual core 1.4GHz SoC; we have asked Samsung Electronics whether it is actually a newer, faster Exynos or a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC but are yet to receive any details from them.

We suspect that by the time the Samsung Galaxy Note is released, it might replace the S2 altogether or the latter may make space for a smaller version of the Note.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.