Samsung has announced the launch of a white edition of its Galaxy Note hybrid device.
The Note has a 5.3 inch super AMOLED display which makes it a tablet-smartphone hybrid, or a mini-tablet as we like to call them.
It was launched last November, although the white version has only just emerged, relatively swiftly certainly if you compare it to the iPhone in the past.
The white Note is exclusive to John Lewis initially, and went on sale yesterday, with the first hundred customers getting a bonus £250 worth of free music, films and e-books (although those goodies have doubtless been snaffled now).
The device will launch at other retailers in February.
Simon Stanford, Managing Director of the UK Telecommunications & Networks Division, commented: “At Samsung we always want to offer our customers choice and are delighted to bring the Galaxy Note in white to the UK. The Galaxy Note is an innovative addition to the Samsung Galaxy family and a new category of device that consumers can’t get anywhere else.”
The Android mini-tablet is innovative in terms of its S Pen technology, which gives the Note its name. The stylus can be used to scribble notes, naturally enough, and there are a host of custom designed Android apps which support the S Pen.
Other Galaxy Note specs include its 1.4GHz dual-core processor, twin cameras (one an 8 megapixel affair with LED flash), assisted GPS, bluetooth and wi-fi.