Samsung and Japanese operator NTT Docomo have just announced they have teamed up to offer the carrier’s customers the Galaxy Note SC-05D Android smartphone.At first glance, this is an LTE version of the standard Samsung Galaxy Note, which is now available in most regions of the world.
However, this would be the third Galaxy Note variant based on the original model as the Korean handset maker already launched two different versions in North America and Europe.
Although there are no details regarding the smartphone’s pricing options, the carrier confirms Galaxy Note SC-05D will be available at all NTT Docomo dealers starting April 6.
Aside from the huge 5.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (800 x 1280 pixels) resolution, NTT Docomo’s Galaxy Note offers users LTE (Xi) support, allowing for download speeds up to 75Mbps.
Dubbed Docomo NEXT series GALAXY Note SC-05D, the device is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core APQ8060 processor and packs 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 2GB memory card included).
The phone is equipped with the same 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the carrier for up to 310 hours of standby time (350 hours in 3G mode) or up to 9 hours of talk time (7 hours in 3G mode).
Obviously, the smartphone boasts the usual S Pen stylus that goes along with “S Notes” application, which enables handwriting input and illustration paste-clipping of a photo.
On the back, the device boasts an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
NTT Docomo customers will be able to get the Samsung Galaxy Note SC-05D only in ceramic white. However, the carrier might add another color scheme for the Galaxy Note SC-05D later this year.