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Samsung Galaxy Note To Launch On November 17th

The world's biggest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note, will go on sale in the UK on the 17th of November according to a statement issued by the managing director of Samsung UK and Ireland.

Simon Stanford told the Inquirer that the Note will inaugurate a new "category of mobile products" and will be the fastest handset to date, "bringing together all the benefits of [Samsung's] award-winning smartphone technology and services".

The £600 Galaxy Note was presented in September at the IFA Show in Berlin and comes with the biggest screen available on a non-tablet device; its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display has a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, much bigger than the 5-inch 800x480 pixels screen of the Dell Streak.

The device comes with a dual core SoC clocked at 1.4GHz (probably a new Exynos model - Samsung Electronics wouldn't say). 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage (expandable using a microSD card slot) and like the Samsung Galaxy S2, an eight megapixel rear camera and a two megapixel front facing one.

Uniquely, this is the first smartphone to come with a "Smart Pen" stylus which allows the user to scribble on the screen, draw and make annotations.

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