Las Vegas – Big
screens are in fashion on two of three new Android 4G LTE smartphones made by
Samsung for the AT&T network.
The Galaxy Note
smartphone, based on the Android Gingerbread 2.3 phone OS, is promoted as the
world’s first smartphone with 5.3-inch display and described as a cross between
a tablet and smartrphone. It comes with included S Pen that lets users make
handwritten notes and drawings on documents, pictures and the like.
The other big-screen phone is the Samsung
Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, a 9.27mm-thick phone with 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED
The third new LTE phone is the Samsung
Exhilarate, said to be the first 4G LTE smartphone built to meet multiple
environmental and sustainability standards. It comes with 4-inch Super AMOLED
display and a price of less than $50.
The Skyrocket HD and Exhilarate are due in the
coming months. A timeframe for Note availability wasn’t announced.
The Note, which features 1.4GHz dual-core
processor, is promoted as the world’s first smartphone with proprietary Super
AMOLED Plus display, which delivers a wider range of colors and greater
contrast than competing display technologies, the company said. Its screen
delivers HD 1280×800 WXGA resolution with a 180-degree viewing angle.
The Note is touted as making it possible to
view PowerPoint presentations, web pages, e-books and the like with minimal
scrolling or zooming. The screen size also enables split-screen operation in
the phone’s native apps. Though the Note’s screen is big, the company said the
device nonetheless fits in a pocket because its thickness is only 9.65mm (0.38
The Note will be available in carbon blue and
The phone with the next-largest screen is the
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD with 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 1280×720 screen.
It features 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
The third Samsung phone, the Exhilarate,
features 4-inch Super AMOLED display and is made from 80-percent recycled
post-consumer materials. It also features eco modes and tools such as an Eco
calendar and calculator.
specifications were unavailable.