Wednesday, 3 August 2016

A Small look in to the history of Galaxy Note Series The Birth of a Phablet.

The unpacking of Note 7 is just a few days from now, so we thought just go to flash back to look how the phablet revolution started. In this article we giving everything about the Note series smart phones and their specifications.
First hands on review of Galaxy Note 7.
Why people calling it as a phablet:

There was time when 3.6” to 4.0” phones are ruling world of smart phones and tablets size starting from 7”. Note 7 is the first Phone that is introduced with a screen size of 5.3” which is in between phone and tablet so people started calling it as a phablet because it is neither a phone nor a tablets it stands between them so the word phablet has become popular.

The History:

Note 1:

The first Note was introduced in 2011 IFA berlin and released in October 2011 over one million notes sold in just two months. It was packed with 5.3” 720p SAMOLED display, S-Pen and a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.

Note 2:
The second note also announced in IFA event in 2012 august 29”. This time the screen is bumped up to 5.5” by taking the advantage of this big screen Samsung introduced Split screen multitasking i.e., you can use two apps at a time by splitting them. The processor used in Note 2 is 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Samsung also upgraded the functionality of S-pen with air time gestures and some features from the galaxy s3.

Note 3:

Samsung released two variants in note 3 one with High end specs and low-end specs with less price tag by calling it as Note 3 Neo.

Note 3 released in 4th September 2013 comes with whooping 5.7” full HD SAMOLED display, 3GB RAM and a 13MP Camera capable of recording 4K videos. It is the first note series phone introduced with two Chipsets one is Qualcomm 800 and another one is Exynos 5420 which is Samsung’s own chip set. S-pen also upgraded with additional features.

Note 3 neo was released in 2014 January, it comes with 5.5” 720p SAMOLED display, RAM Is also downgraded to 2GB, Camera also reduced to 8MP.

Note 4:

Note 4 also offered two versions both are introduced in IFA 2014. There is much difference between the Note 4 and Note 4 edge in terms of hardware except the Display, Note edge comes with a curved display on the right side of the device. Both comes with same hard ware specs like 3GB RAM, Camera is upgraded to 16MP secondary camera also upgrade to 3.7MP. Both comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 except Note 4 offered with Exynos 5433 chipset. The display size of Note 4 is 5.7” whereas Note 4 Edge has 5.6” Both are Super AMOLED displays with 2K resolution.

Three things that are introduced for the first time to Note series are Fingerprint sensor, Camera with OIS and Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 which charges the battery up to 60% within 30 minutes.

Note 5:

For the first time Samsung released their Note phone in a separate Un-Packing event in New York City. It is the powerful Note phone till now. It come with 5.7” Super AMOLED 2K display, it offered only single chipset version i.e., Exynos 7420. Note 5 comes with 4GB of RAM and 32/64&128 GB ROM for the first time Samsung has removed the memory card option in a note phone. The main camera comes with same as note 4 but the secondary camera bumped up to 5MP with 2K video recording capability, there is a fingerprint reader also.

Note 6/7:
First hands on review of Galaxy Note 7.
It is going to release in August 2nd 2016 officially declared by Samsung. When it comes to specifications it is going to be a power house in the Note series. Note 7 Coming with 5.7” Super AMOLED 4K Display, Snapdragon 823 and Samsung’s Exynos 8893 chipset. Camera is downgraded to 12MP for low light performance the main camera unit will be same as Galaxy S6 and secondary camera remains same 5MP, it packs 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB ROM and there will be micro SD card slot up to 256GB.Battery bumped up to 4000mAh there will be fingerprint scanner too.

For the first time Samsung introducing iris scanner in Note 7 and USB Type-C Port both are missing on every Samsung flagship devices till date.


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