From underdog to industry-leading flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note series has come a long way.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note series changed the game. When the phablet first entered the market in 2011, smartphone makers had been aiming for much smaller and more compact form factors – a far cry from the expansive screens that now define the smartphone experience as we know it today – and the Galaxy Note stepped into the void between the 4’3 inch smartphone and the 7’ tablets that dominated the market, quickly becoming a fan favorite series that set trends for smartphone generations to come.
With the Galaxy Note FE (FE meaning Fan Edition) in markets now, featuring a long-lasting battery that has passed Samsung’s rigorous 8-point safety check, a curved edge Super AMOLED display, dual pixel technology, the wonderfully productive S Pen and a host of other exciting features worthy of a device designed to reward fans of the Galaxy Note series, there’s never been a better time to take a look back at the evolution of the Galaxy Note.
The first Samsung Galaxy Note changed the smartphone game when it was first released in a market inundated with 4.3 inch smartphone screens and 7 inch tablets – conquering that fabled middle ground between smartphone and tablet, the Galaxy Note quickly became a conversation starter, and the start of a new trend. The S Pen also revolutionised the stylus – creating a tool for more than just taking notes with, and the Galaxy Note 2 took it even further with a revised S Pen capable of 1024 points of sensitivity. Today, the Galaxy Note FE boasts an S Pen with 4,096 points of sensitivity – arguably one of the best styluses on the market.
Ahead of The Curve
The Samsung Galaxy Note series exploded into popularity as each incarnation boasted top of the class specs and the flexibility to switch between work and leisure via true multitasking applications, but it was the Galaxy Note 3 and 4 that saw the series adopting an aesthetic that would lead to the smartphone becoming a status symbol. Additionally, Samsung’s trailblazing at the forefronts of smartphone technology with adoption of Quad HD, a curved edge display, and fingerprint sensors in the Galaxy Note 5 made it the brand of choice for those with a taste for the cutting edge.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy Note FE intends to continue that evolution. Available only in specific countries including Malaysia, the Galaxy Note FE is a fitting thank you to fans who’ve been loyal to Samsung and to the Galaxy Note series since the very first iteration of the smartphone. Water and dust resistant with a IP68 rating, featuring an iris scanner and a simply stunning QHD Super AMOLED curved display, the Galaxy Note FE is the ultimate value proposition for the Galaxy Note fanatic, featuring flagship quality specifications, the revolutionary Edge display, and an iris scanner alongside other upgrades that make this a must-have workhorse.
Additionally, the Galaxy Note FE’s battery has been subjected to Samsung’s strenuous 8-Point Battery Safety Check that includes a durability test, a x-ray test, charge/discharge test, TVOC test, disassembling test, an accelerated usage test, ∆OCV test, and a visual inspection. All these steps were implemented to ensure a safe experience for users, whether charging, travelling,or just putting the device through its paces.
Those looking for the Galaxy Note series to continue the trend of innovation set by the predecessors of the Galaxy Note FE will not be disappointed here. Samsung’s revolutionary curved edge Super AMOLED display provides visual superiority plus added functionality via the Edge display, powered by an octa-core CPU. Rated IP68 for dust and water resistance, the Galaxy Note FE can capture images and video underwater at 1.5 metres for 30 minutes, making it perfect for that next vacation selfie.
The Ultimate Tool
The Samsung Galaxy Note FE truly is the fan edition of this iconic series. Already boasting some of the best specs in the market today, an improved S Pen, a 12-megapixel camera with dual-pixel recognition, and a high 64GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB makes this the ultimate tool, whether you’re looking to get more out of the device at work, at school, or at home.
The 5.7 inch dual-edge Super AMOLED display is perfect for consuming or creating content, and with the wide array of apps available in the Google Play Store, you can tap into your inner influencer to open up a whole new world of creativity using the many apps ready for use on the Galaxy Note FE. Running Android Nougat (7.1.1.) out of the box, you can be sure to get an authentic Android experience while still enjoying Samsung’s own slick UX, adopted by the Galaxy S8.
The underdog story has come full circle, and it’s time to celebrate with the fans. The Galaxy Note FE is available at all authorised Samsung retailers, with a RM200 rebate at selected stores with mySamsung activation. All promotions are valid until 31st December 2017, while promotion lasts.
Interested customers can also get rewarded with Samsung’s spectacular Joy of Gifting promotion, which will net buyers of Samsung Galaxy smartphones great discounts for that next holiday flight.