Samsung denies Galaxy Note series discontinuation rumors; confirms launch of Note20 successor in 2021

 For the past few months, the rumor was afloat on the Internet that Samsung might discontinue its premium Galaxy Note phone next year due to a sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Samsung denies Galaxy Note series discontinuation rumors; confirms launch of Note20 successor in 2021”

The Legacy of Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note has established itself as a powerful and productivity device over the years and is known for its raw power and feature set. The first Galaxy Note from the company was launched back in 2011 with the unique S Pen and needless to say, Samsung has nailed the stylus game with its feature-rich S Pen over the years. The Galaxy Note is the only premium smartphone to come with an S Pen and is the USP of the Galaxy Note which is indeed the perfect tool for millennials to seamlessly transition between work and life. This is carried forward to date in all Galaxy Note smartphones and with the company all set to launch the next Galaxy Note at its virtual unpacked event next month, in this article, let us take a look at the legacy of Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone line up and some of the features of the popular S-Pen. Continue reading “The Legacy of Samsung Galaxy Note”

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Apple iPhone 5 hands on comparison

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With the next iPhone(s) scheduled to launch in just a few hours, we took the liberty of comparing the Apple iPhone 5 with the just launched Samsung Galaxy Note 3, because for all you know, the 5S might just be a slight upgrade over the 5. That said, the Galaxy Note is possibly the most technologically(read: hardware) advanced smartphone right now, so how does it fare in comparison with the most popular smartphone on the planet? Watch our video for a quick hands on comparison.

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How Samsung Became the Only Company with Two Successful Flagship Smartphones

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The IFA event at Berlin, one of the increasingly important consumer electronic trade shows, just started, but tons of devices have already been launched. Amongst them, standing out from the crowd, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, unveiled with much excitement and fervor, as leaks failed to provide proper information before launch. The Note 3 is the third iteration of the very popular Note series of devices Samsung made popular. The range, infamously held responsible for creating the phablet phenomenon, also created a paradigm shift in the company, for its portfolio.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hands On

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We were live blogging the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event from Berlin and we did manage to get our hands on the device.It does look slightly different from the previous generation Galaxy Note 2 in terms of the design and features.It has a larger 5.7 inch display and feels pretty nice to hold in hand thanks to the new textured back which is not a fingerprint magnet.The back cover is still removable.It supports LTE globally on every network according to Samsung.It also supports Ultra HD or 4K video capture which is pretty new to phones. It weighs 168grams and is about 8.33 m thick and the iconic stylus or S-pen is still part of the package.

Check out our hands on video below

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HTC One Max press image leaks online

HTC has been having a tough time keeping its big “One Max” under the wraps. The HTC One Max is expected to be HTC’s entry into the phablet market and will directly take on Samsung Galaxy Note series which is also due a refresh in the coming month. So far, we have had some photos about the alleged HTC One Max going about the internet and HTC have officially teased the launch of HTC One Max with a teaser video, now we have a supposed press image courtesy of popular leakster @evleaks.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 510 Review

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Samsung has been enabling its tablets with calling functionality ever since the first ever non-Apple tablet released, the company’s own Galaxy Tab. While the original Galaxy Tab didn’t have an ear piece to enable phone-like calling, it did have the support. Tab 2 310, its successor on the other hand had an ear piece to let people use it like a phone. Various other manufacturers then warmed up to this idea and released their own calling tablet much to the critics’ ridicule, but a market was definitely there. On that note, Samsung launched the Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress this year, and introduced a WiFi as well as a cellular version with calling.

We had reviewed the WiFi version earlier and now we are going to see how the cellular version is different and what its extra features are. Is the calling version really that useful on a 8 inch tablet? Lets find out.

Note: The Galaxy Note 510 is the cellular version of the Note 8.0, literally everything except the below discussed text is same. Do read the complete review of the Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi version here before proceeding to the review.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 launched way back in February, at the Mobile World Congress as the first 8 inch screened device in the Galaxy Note series. The surprising addition was that the cellular edition of the device could make calls and lets you use it like a phone thanks to the on-device ear piece. It was extremely awkward to see people holding a huge device to their face but worry not, we have got the 16 GB WiFi only version for review here and we are going to see whether the Note 8.0 is really worth your money. Lets find out in the full review then.

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Samsung Galaxy Note price drops to Rs. 21500


Samsung has cut the price of the Galaxy Note, that is now available for Rs. 21,500 in India. The Galaxy Note was launched in India at Rs. 34,990 (MRP) in November 2011. It got the first price cut to Rs. 29,990 back in September last year and received another price cut in December to Rs. 27,500. Samsung offered 15% cash back for the Galaxy Note 2 last month through credit and debit cards and the Samsung OWN NOW Zero % interest offer on credit cards is also applicable for Note. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note price drops to Rs. 21500”

Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in India

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Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the Galaxy Note users in India. The Samsung Galaxy Note got the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean last month starting from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Germany. Samsung confirmed back in December that the Galaxy Note would get the multi-screen / multi-window feature in the Android 4.1 update. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in India”

HTC Butterfly vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The HTC Butterfly is one of the recent 1080p devices that have gone and touched the 5 inch form factor in size, and hence it raises a new question. Is it too big for a smartphone? or is it too small for a tablet? I can already sense a lot of gasps after that question, but truth be told, that category has been invented by none other than Samsung, with its original Galaxy Note, with a 5.3 inch screen. Samsung upped its “phablet” game with the Galaxy Note 2, with the 5.5 inch screen, making it the only device that kinda bridges the gap between a phone and a tablet. Some manufacturers have followed suit, like Huawei, with its Ascend Mate, but with HTC releasing the Butterfly with a 5 inch screen, does it enter the phablet game? And what other differences arise between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Butterfly considering that they are the two of the three costliest devices in the market? Watch our in-depth video comparison to find out –

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Samsung Galaxy Note price drops to Rs. 29990


Samsung has cut the price of the Galaxy Note, that is now available from official Samsung eStore for Rs. 29,990 in India. The Samsung Galaxy S3 got a price cut last week, but compared to that this Note 2’s price cut is not huge, since the Note was launched in India at Rs. 34,990 (MRP) last November. Looks like Samsung is making way for the Note II that is now on pre-order in India. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note price drops to Rs. 29990”

Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 update starts rolling out

Samsung has started rolling Premium Suite upgrade for GALAXY Note users as they promised earlier this March. This brings Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and some extra multimedia features and a range of new S Pen optimized applications such as S Note and S Memo. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 update starts rolling out”

Samsung Galaxy Note shipments surpass 5 million


Samsung has announced they have shipped over 5 million units of the Galaxy Note globally since the launch in October last year. They crossed 1 million units last December. They achieved this feat in just 5 months after the launch. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note shipments surpass 5 million”

Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 update to come with Premium Suite upgrade from Q2 2012


Samsung has announced that they will offer Premium Suite upgrade for GALAXY Note users. This update will include extra multimedia features and a range of new S Pen optimized applications in addition to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 update to come with Premium Suite upgrade from Q2 2012”