While Samsung has managed considerable success in the smartphone and smartphone accessories field, it has not released a particularly well-selling tablet computer. Its latest mobile release, the Galaxy Note, combines characteristics typical of both devices, largely to its benefit, according to the Register.

The news source reports that the Galaxy Note's 5.3 inch screen, which has an 800 x 1200 resolution, is its chief advantage, as it provides a display quality typically seen in tablets in a size no less manageable than a larger-than-average smartphone. 

Its technical specifications include a micro USB port, external microSD and SIM card slots, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel primary camera capable of shooting 1080p video. The main camera's features are unmatched by many smartphones, with the Apple iPhone 4S standing as one of the few exceptions.

The Galaxy Note runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. It's stated battery life is 48 hours on a full charge, a figure that will stand if the device is not in uninterrupted use during that time.

 According to MobileBloom, Samsung's other recent high-end phone, the Galaxy Nexus, recently appeared for demonstration in Samsung's New York City store, though its U.S. release date remains uncertain.