Online retailer Mobicity has put the budget version of the Galaxy Note, which is now known as the Galaxy Grand Duos (or GT-i9082) on preorder for £303.59, which is a tad expensive for what it offers.
The device is a dual-sim model which means that you can use onboard SIM cards interchangeably, which is very handy for a number of reasons (note that only one SIM card support 3G which means that you won't be able to use it for data – unless you want to surf at GPRS speeds – and that it won't be able to take a card from Three).
The Galaxy Grand Duos runs on a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz (not unlike the Samsung Galaxy S2) with 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a massive 5in display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a microSD card slot, full HD video recording, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a front-facing full HD camera, Bluetooth 4.0, a microUSB port and Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI.
Samsung, it seems, is bent on trying to milk the Note franchise as much as possible and, as such, has also announced a mainstream Note brand called Galaxy Mega, which makes the market a bit more confusing. You can read our reviews of the original Galaxy Note and the new Galaxy Note 2.