As Samsung plans to introduce the latest addition to the Galaxy Note family while sorting out the fiasco of the Galaxy Note7; we take a stroll down memory lane to revisit its extraordinary predecessors while touching upon some of their rather unique features and capabilities. From the original Galaxy Note that started it all in 2011 to last year’s Galaxy Note5, Samsung has continued to revolutionize the smartphone sector with state-of-the-art innovations, with every new model.
The first of the Note family was announced in November 2011. At the time it was the world’s first and largest smartphone screen with its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, bringing in the performance of a tablet while maintaining the convenience and portability of a smartphone. With the inclusion of the advanced S-Pen for the Galaxy Note’s touch screen, users were guaranteed a smartphone like never before, even coining the term ‘phablet’.
Galaxy Note II
With the introduction of the Galaxy Note II in October 2012, the boundaries of mobileproductivity were pushed ever further. The Galaxy Note II featured the application-rich ‘Premium Suite’ not only providing a more enhanced user interface but also unleashing a new era in self-expression and enabling content design like never before, cementing the phone’s status as the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity.
The Galaxy Note3, which was unveiled in September 2013 along with the Galaxy Gear came with an even wider 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display as well as significant S-Pen upgrades for users to accomplish everyday tasks with a click of a button, taking productivity to a whole new level. Samsung’s defense-grade security platform KNOX first became commercially available on the Note3, with other market-deployed devices following suit.
With its introduction in September 2014, the Galaxy Note4 brought on an even more refined Note experience. The Galaxy Note4 also kick started the age of the curved screen which would later be a motif in the Samsung smartphone franchise. With a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera including Smart Optical Image Stabilizer and a function that prolongs exposure time in dark settings, users could capture their crucial memories anywhere and anytime.
The Galaxy Note5 was unveiled in August, last year. Featuring a Quad HD Super AMOLED screen and connectivity features such as ‘SideSync’, the phones also introduced embedded wireless charging technology along with significant updates to the S-Pen. Introducing a state-of-the-art fingerprint reader for added security, the Galaxy Note5 backed by KNOX Active Protection software made it the business device of choice.