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Oct 282011
 

At Samsung’s recently concluded official launching and “World Tour in Europe” for the Samsung GALAXY Note, the company finally confirmed that the 5.3-inch-screen Android phoneblet will be released in Europe starting in Germany on October 29.  Meanwhile, the recently launched Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flagship reference phone, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, will start rolling out across Europe starting on November 17.

Samsung announced that the GALAXY Note will be available in Germany through Vodafone, O2, and Deutsche Telekom.  In the United Kingdom, the GALAXY Note will start reaching store shelves beginning on November 2 through O2, Phones4U, and Carphone Warehouse.

The GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.K. through Vodafone, O2, and Hutchison 3G UK.  In Germany, it will be available through Vodafone and O2.  Samsung also confirmed the November 17 simultaneous European rollout of the GALAXY Nexus through the Samsung Mobile Twitter account.

Samsung showcased both the GALAXY Nexus and the GALAXY Note at the “Samsung GALAXY Note World Tour in Europe” held yesterday in Battersea Powerstation in London.

Front and back of the Samsung GALAXY Note

Described as the Android device that will start its own category and an “all-in-one mobile device,” the GALAXY Note comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung TouchWiz, a 1.4-GHz dual-core processor, 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display (1280×800), an 8 MP main camera, a 2 MP secondary camera, S Pen, preinstalled S Pen apps (S Memo, S Planner, S Choice), up to 32 GB internal storage, microSD expansion card support up to 32 GB, and a 2500-mAh Li-ion battery.

Official press shot of the GALAXY Nexus

The GALAXY Nexus, on the other hand, will be the pioneer smartphone to run on Google’s latest version of Android–Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  Itself a powerful device, the GALAXY Nexus is said to completely redefine the smartphone experience with its speed, screen, performance, and operating system.

The GALAXY Nexus is expected to have an LTE variant and an HSPA+ variant, depending on the region.  It comes with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display (1280×720), a 5 MP main camera, a 1.3 MP secondary camera, no bloatware (i.e., purely Google apps), 1 GB of RAM, up to 32 GB of internal storage, Near Field Communication, and support for Bluetooth, USB 2.0, and Wi-Fi.  It is also one of the very few Android devices that sport a barometer.

Feature image courtesy of Eurodroid

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