The Samsung Galaxy Note is taking the world by storm as a 5.3-inch, tablet/phone hybrid with pen and paper capabilities. If you’ve been wondering what kind of hardware powers this curious beast, you’re in luck for Samsung has done a full tear down of the Note.
Let’s go over some of the key features that the Galaxy Note brings to the mobile device table.
1. S Pen
Unique to the Galaxy Note is the Wacom digitizer and S pen. Using electromagnetic induction technology, the S Pen, allows users to write on the Note’s screen with pressure sensitivity equal to that of a regular pen. What’s more, the input on teh screen is pressure sensitive thus allowing the seemless recreation of handwriting.
2. OCTA (On-Cell TSP AMOLED)
The 5.29-inch HD Super Amoled display is combined a touchscreen panel (TSP).
The digitizer is the layer of screen that interacts with the S-Pen to sense the pen tip’s location/pressure and maps it accurately.
The chassis is the skeleton that holds all the components of the Galaxy Note together. The display and PCB are attached to the bracket and also has a cavity for the battery.
The mainboard is composed of more than 1000 integrated parts and is a miraculous composition that has been arranged by Samsung’s engineers. The big blue mainboard houses the following components:
- Proximity sensor
- Light sensor
- Wacom digitizer controller
- Rear and front-facing camera
- 16GB of internal memory
- LTE Radio
- 1.5GHz dual-core CPU
Via Samsung Tomorrow