The Samsung Galaxy Note could hit store shelves in Blighty as early as October, a source familiar with matters has revealed.
A tipster known to Mobot.net has reportedly been told by a Samsung senior account manager in Korea that Sammy employees are already using the device and that it could arrive to market late October or early November.
"I spoke to my contact at Samsung last night and he had just arrived back from Korea. He advised me that the Samsung note 5.3 is looking to be released late October/early November," the source claimed.
Yesterday, online vendor Clove confirmed it expects the device to be in stock in November.
Its official blog stated: “We’ve had a lot of interest in Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Note smartphone. So much so that we’re being asked on a daily basis for an approximate release date. We can now confirm that the first stock of the 5.3” beast is due to be here late November.”
Unveiled at the IFA expo in Berlin earlier this month, the Galaxy Note is being billed as a ‘new type of smartphone’ - due in part to its mammoth sized 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display that almost takes the handset into tablet territory. It’s powered by a 1.4GHz dual core processor and comes with two and eight megapixel cameras front and back, plus a removable 2,500mAH battery.
Its main USP, though, is that it can also be used with a stylus, making it appealing to both business and creative types, or at least those who still lament the death of the PDA. We certainly like the way the Note looks. We just can’t quite see ourselves holding it up against our noggins.