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Samsung Supersizes Screens On 4G LTE Smartphones

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
(1280×720) screen.

 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
ceramic white.

 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.