Samsung Galaxy Note Now Available in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

The smartphone is priced at 770 USD (570 EUR) outright

Samsung's Galaxy Note World Tour continues to bring the Korean handset manufacturer's Android superphone in more countries.

The last stop of the Galaxy Note World Tour was Shanghai, where Samsung announced the availability of the smartphone in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries in South Asia.

Customers who want to purchase Samsung's Galaxy Note Android smartphone must pay around $770 (570 EUR) for the 16GB version, depending on the country.

According to the folks over at SammyHub, the Chinese version of the Galaxy Note comes with several dedicated apps, such as Shangmail, MaiKu Note, Mobile QQ, weibo and other.

These applications are specifically designed to work in China and won't be present in other variants of the smartphone.

For those unfamiliar with Samsung's huge smartphone, the Galaxy Note is powered by Google's Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system, but the handset maker already confirmed that the superphone will be among the first batch of devices to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in early 2012.

Design-wise, the Galaxy Note is positioned at the threshold between tablets and smartphones as it measures 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm and weighs 178g (battery included).

The first thing one notices when looking at the phone is the huge 5.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which supports 800 x 1280 pixels resolution and is protected by Gorilla Glass display.

“Big” is not the only attribute that defines the Galaxy Note, as the phone is equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual core Exynos CPU and a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit, which makes it one of the most powerful Android smartphone available in the market.

In addition, the Galaxy Note boasts an enhanced 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash that can capture full HD (1080p) videos, as well as a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video calls.

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