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.

Published Tue, Jan 3 2012 3:31 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

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.

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

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


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



Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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