The Galaxy Note has just made its debut in North America, and Samsung is now preparing to launch the smartphone in New Zealand.
Although the Korean company officially announced that the Galaxy Note would be available in New Zealand in February, it did not unveil the exact release date of the device.
Today, Samsung New Zealand confirmed the smartphone would be available via Vodafone starting February 22. Word is that the device will be priced at 1,000 AUD (1,075 USD) outright, but there’s no info on other pricing options for the moment.
Samsung Galaxy Note
is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but the handset maker already confirmed it would upgrade it to Ice Cream Sandwich. Word is that Samsung Galaxy Note might receive the Android 4.0 update as early as March.
The smartphone offers a range of impressive features, such as a stunning 5.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with support for 800 x 1280 pixels resolution, which features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
In addition, the phablet is equipped with a powerful dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, as well as a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit. On the inside, Galaxy Note packs 16GB of internal memory, 1 GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 2GB memory card included).
It also comes with advanced pen input functionality, courtesy to the incorporated digital S Pen
, which can be used for accurate sketching and artwork.
There’s also an impressive 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
“We're so excited to launch the GALAXY Note in New Zealand. It offers the artistic freedom of a paper notebook coupled with the benefits of Samsung's smartphone technology and services, allowing users to create, edit and share with style
,” said Stefan Lecchi, Samsung New Zealand head of Telecommunications.