As if Galaxy Note owners don't already draw enough attention to themselves, Samsung (News - Alert) upped the ante on Monday by unveiling a hot pink version of the newly-introduced phablet, which falls somewhere between a stylus pen-controlled tablet and a (very) oversized smartphone.
The pink Galaxy Note was introduced at Samsung's CeBIT (News - Alert) booth in Hannover, Germany, where Engadget got a nice visual of the device but wasn't offered a test drive. As of this morning, Samsung was only providing the media with a shell casing with no internal hardware, so you can expect the device to match the specs of the traditional black variety.
The only real difference – other than the color – is a textured backplate, which may be designed to offer users with smaller hands a bit more control over the massive handset.
The general consensus on the Galaxy Note is that it is a competitive LTE (News - Alert)-enabled device with some industry-defining features that can appease a large subset of users, if, of course, they are okay placing a mini-computer to their right ear to make a phone call.
The handset boasts a 5.3-inch screen, which dwarfs the average smartphone dimensions by more than a full inch. If you conduct a Google (News - Alert) Image search on the Galaxy Note, you'll see it is quite literally a handful.
On the plus side, the Galaxy Note sports one of the most visually-stunning displays in the smartphone market and provides a sizeable keyboard that eliminates much of the fumbling and misspelling that plagues iPhone (News - Alert) owners. The device also has an 8-megapixel camera and its hallmark stylus pen, or smart pen, which enables some creative acts like doodling on photos and real world tasks like added text.
But the drawback still remains: the phone is huge. After combing across the Web to read a handful of reviews, users (especially women) tend to struggle with simple one-handed tasks like placing phone calls, taking photos and holding the handset to use the smart pen. It should come as no surprise then that Samsung's new pink version sports a textured backplate.
Check out Engadget's video below for a quick peek at the pink Galaxy Note.
Edited by Rich Steeves