Samsung has Shipped More Than 5 Millions Galaxy Notes
Samsung recently reported that it has sold more than 5 million units of Samsung Galaxy Note worldwide. The 5.3” device is commonly called “phablet”, a new breed of mobile device that’s suitable for people who need a very large smartphone or a smaller tablet. The success of the device nullifies criticism dished out by some experts in the industry; they thought the Galaxy Note to be awkward for users to hold and throw ergonomics out of the windows. However, owners find that the huge screen and the powerful processor are very suitable for playing 3D games and videos. When blown up to the larger display, web pages are easier on the eyes, although it’s not as spacious as larger tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Note uses 1.4GHz dual-core processor and Mali-400MP GPU, which ensure flawless graphic performance on the 1280 x 800 display.
The Galaxy Note can be best described as an attempt to imitate a pocket notepad, but for some users, it does so poorly. Unlike a normal $1 pen, the S-pen simply skids along the touchscreen display and although it’s pressure sensitive, you’ll miss the feeling of how the pen bites into the paper. Even so, the success of Galaxy Note may encourage other manufacturers to release phablets at roughly the same dimension. Recent researches show that users want displays between 4” and 4.5”, due to great balance between viewbility and portability. However, as more people jump on the phablet bandwagon, they’ll find 5” devices to be as convenient.