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Samsung Galaxy Note to arrive in the U.S. in first half of the year

Samsung's 5.29-inch Galaxy Note will arrive in the U.S. within the next few months, sports NFC

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 3, 2012 03:31 am CST - 1 min, 1 sec reading time

Samsung's bulky, but sexy Galaxy Note smartphone will arrive in the U.S. sometime in the next 6 months. The Galaxy Note AT&T model will sport something a little surprising when compared to its European brother from the same mother, NFC.

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The Galaxy Note sports a 5.29-inch Super AMOLED screen with a Full Touch Bar, Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread (and not Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, the usual BlueTooth, USB, Wi-Fi, and then, NFC (Near Field Communication).

The most surprising thing in that spec list is that a premier Samsung product launching in 2012 not including Ice Cream Sandwich, but this may change between now and release. At the moment, the processor type is unknown, another strange thing about this release. For a full spec list:

• 5.29″WXGA Super AMOLED (C-type touch), Full Touch Bar

• Android OS: Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread

• 21M + HSPA, LTE

• 8MP AF with LED flash, 2MP Camera Front

• HD Recording (1080) / MHL ver1.0

• A-GPS, GLONASS / BT v3.0 + HS / USB v2.0 / WiFi (802.11 a / b / g / n) / OTG

• Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Light, Gyro sensor, Barometer

• TouchWiz 4.0 for Android, Multistage, Augmented Reality, Integrated phonebookwith SNS, IM, Email, Face Recognition, etc.

• WiFi calling, Qik

• NFC

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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