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Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung has announced two new devices in its Galaxy range, the Galaxy Note smartphone and the latest addition to its tablet family, the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

Unveiled at this year’s IFA expo in Berlin, the Galaxy Note comes with a gargantuan 5.3-inch AMOLED HD display, straying almost into tablet territory that will no doubt bring back memories of the ill-fated Dell Streak.

However, the Korean giant is adamant, naturally, that its effort is different from that of Dell's, describing the device as a ‘new type of smartphone’ rather than a really small tablet.

And unlike the Streak’s outdated specs even at launch, the Galaxy Note will come with a beefy 1.4GHz dual core processor to keep things ticking over smoothly and run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box.

Better yet, Sammy is also bringing back the stylus, or a ‘premium writing utensil’ as it likes to call it, allowing Note users to revisit the glory days of the PDA.

The company also announced a new 7.7-inch version of its Galaxy Tab slate to keep the tablet boys happy. This will sport a 1.4GHz processor and run the latest 3.2 version of Android Honeycomb.

Both devices are expected to hit store shelves before the end of the year. Pricing details have not been revealed but we'll bring you these as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, enjoy this brief introduction of the Galaxy Note in the video below:

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