Samsung Galaxy Note evolution: what’s changed from the very first Note (UPDATED)


The gadget that unquestionably single handed Kickstarted the large-screen trend and turned out to be broadly acknowledged as the first commercially-successful phablet was 2011’s Samsung Galaxy Note. Additionally, the “phablet” portmanteau term (a word blend among “phone” and “tablet”) basically made its debut alongside the first Note. It was upsettingly huge for its time, overspec’d, and was going to be a disastrous flop because nobody needs to convey a monstrous 5.3″ device around. Or so they said.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The principal Galaxy Note did not tank. All things considered, it pioneered what is presently one of the most prevalent and fruitful smartphone lineups to date.

With time, gadgets developed in size, and Samsung Notes are never again the biggest gadgets on the square, however regardless they have an unquestionable charisma. In spite of the fact that it could be speculated that they are not as well known as the standard Galaxy lineup, every single Galaxy Note has been commonly acknowledged as the measuring stick for big phone -they are generally the most power-loaded and highlight stuffed Samsung gadgets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 

The Godfather of the Galaxy Note series

Back in September 2011, the classification characterizing “phablet” (a telephone enormous enough to be viewed as a blend of a telephone and tablet, consequently phablet) was the main top-end Android gadget to don a retractable stylus; the first with such a huge and pixel-thick show – a tremendous (at the time) 5.3″ Super AMOLED one with a goals of 800 x 1280 pixels, a pentile lattice, and a pixel thickness of 285ppi, which was truly noteworthy for a gadget with such a huge showcase in 2011.

The Galaxy Note pioneer was controlled by a double core Samsung Exynos 4 chipset, murmuring at 1.4GHz (or a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 SoC in select models), and included 1GB of RAM, which was more than adequate at the time. It’s 2,500mAh removable battery was likewise among the beefiest in 2011.

The specialty gadget was in no way, shape or form perfect, as you may already know. It neglected to convey in both the call quality and camera divisions. All things considered, we should not overlook that Samsung just chose to try things out with the first Galaxy Note and we need to offer credit to the organization for amping its game with the resulting cycles of its phablet line.

In spite of the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note was at first condemned for the enormous presentation and by and large size, both viewed as a needless excess in 2011, the first phablet from South Korea immediately dispersed the negativity that emerged and turned into a hit available – Samsung had sold about 10 million units for not exactly a year. Without a doubt, the wild accomplishment of the principal Galaxy Note gadget solidified the lineup’s spot in Samsung’s portfolio.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2Samsung Galaxy Note II

Never change a winning team

After the accomplishment of the first Galaxy Note, Samsung essentially needed to discharge a refined successor. The Samsung Galaxy Note II had developed in practically every single angle. Beginning with the structure, which was straightforwardly propelled from Samsung’s 2012 lead, the Galaxy S III, and proceeding onward to the specs sheet, which was very amazing without anyone else.

The gadget support

  • a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display
  • a quad-center Samsung Exynos 4412,
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • A 3,100mAh battery

Samsung had kept an ear near the ground and had perfected the areas in which the main Galaxy Note was failing to meet expectations. The S Pen in the Galaxy Note II was additionally improved, the camera created exceptional pictures, and the call quality was exemplary. With everything taken into account, what the Galaxy Note began, the Galaxy Note II pushed to extraordinary degrees.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Faux leather, raw power

A new style of a Note with a wonderful faux-leather finish

The “phablet” showcased the manufacturer’s most current design language at the time, with the faux leather sewing of the rear cover imitating the genuine deal with the expectation of an extra ‘premiumness’. Numerous firsts are related with this phablet, as well. Like the original Galaxy Note, it came in two variations

  • the LTE-empowered one made use of a quad-core, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC,
  • the 3G-only version was powered by a octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, humming at 1.9GHz.

Once again, the leader phablet had experienced in size, as it highlighted

  • a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display
  • a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • a high pixel density of 386ppi
  • The 13MP camera at the back 
  • 3,200mAh battery
  • the 3GB of RAM
  • improved the multitasking capabilities
  • most power-laden representatives
  • perfected its TouchWiz interface
  • improvements to the S Pen stylus,
  • signature feature

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 NeoSamsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

The Galaxy Note experience for the masses

Note Neo 3 Reported in the start of 2014, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo was, definitely, a toned-down version of the Galaxy Note 3 and perceived from the last in a few key areas. First of all, the featured

  • Super AMOLED display had shrunk to 5.5 inches
  • resolution was now 720 x 1280 pixels,
  • a not-so-high pixel density of 267ppi display
  • A hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa SoC
  • hummed at 1.7GHz
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • rear camera was 8MP one
  • 3,100mAh battery

Hardware-wise, the Note 3 Neo was some degree closer to the Galaxy Note II, yet the rest of the toned-down phablet remained commonly the same. It additionally employed the faux leather design language, however somewhat altered at the rear. Despite the fact that it was showcased just like an affordable version of the Note 3, the Note 3 Neo was yet evaluated somewhat higher.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The new phablet cornerstone

Samsung’s Note 4 was the first all inclusive accessible Samsung device to arrive with

a Quad HD Super AMOLED display just as a metal frame.

The Note 4 got it right in the hardware department, however – it is bound to be the main comprehensively accessible handset with

  • a power-laden Snapdragon 805 SoC inside (in certain versions, that is).
  • Running at 2.7GHz,

this quad-core SoC guarantees for a problem free user experience through practically any assignment you might through at the Note 4. Different variations of the device are powered by

  • a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5433 chipset.

Like the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 accompanies 3GB of RAM, which implies that its multi-tasking abilities are top notch once again. With everything taken into account, the Galaxy Note 4 indeed set new standards in the phablet category, like its predecessors over the years. The phablet officially demonstrated that it is a pretty capable camera phone, as well, winning camera comparisons at the time.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The bleeding edge technology

The convincing Galaxy Note Edge and its curious stretching-to-the-side screen came out of the blue, as barely anybody expected Samsung to uncover gadget with such an unpredictable form factor. Aside from the noticeable contrasts in the display (which has been additionally downsized to 5.6 inches), the Galaxy Note Edge is like to the Galaxy Note 4 hardware- and design-wise.

Despite the fact that the Note Edge is a specialty little puppy from the Galaxy Note litter, it is yet another water-testing gadget that uncovers what’s Samsung’s guide for its successful phablet family. The overlapping display of the Note Edge was fascinating and head-turning, and would make a way for future Samsung launches.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Made of European tears

Lots of ink was spilled on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5, which unquestionably split the fanbase. True, it acquired the mesmerizing glass-metal structure of the Galaxy S6, yet in addition lost its microSD card slot and the removable battery, which was viewed as pure sacrilege by many. No IR blaster on that one, as well. Likewise, Samsung’s weird choice to not sell the Note 5 in Europe unquestionably hurt the overall sales of the handset and made lot of people unhappy.

However, seen in a vacuum, the Note 5 was in reality still is an awesome phone that ticked a considerable lot of the crates users had been lusting for quite a while. Aside from the engaging design and rather good screen-to-body size ratio, the Note 5 likewise boasted the brilliant Exynos 7420 chipset which was one of the top-entertainers of 2015. Combined with 4 gigs of RAM for a worthy various tasking experience.

The S Pen, the main selling point of each Note so far, additionally scored a pretty sweet update – presently with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, the stylus allowed for a lot better penmanship. On the software side, the Note 5 presented a few highlights, most importantly screen-off write which basically enabled you to flick out the stylus and scribble down a note without even powering up the Note 5. Oh, and it was the primary S Pen to highlight a clickable auto-eject mechanism.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7Samsung Galaxy Note 7


The Galaxy Note 7 is the phone that Samsung likely wants to overlook and erase from history: the attractive device was equipped with flawed batteries that would unexpectedly combust. The issue was first seen by a couple of users and Samsung was quick to react by pulling the phone off the market.

Also, truly,there was no Galaxy Note 6 at all: the number was skipped on the grounds that the Note series were one number behind the S series and Samsung did not want to have customers wondering if the lower number was related with lesser highlights.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A brave restart

An significant achievement in the Note series, the Note 8 was a valiant advance for Samsung: notwithstanding the fiasco that was the detonating Note 7, the company demanded resurrecting one of its most adored and most profitable brands. The Note 8 has experienced different battery security checks and it includes a sleek glass and metal plan.

Developments here incorporate a larger screen, extra memory, and a telephoto camera that for the first time enables users to shoot Portrait images with the Live Focus mode that blurs the background and gives images an increasingly professional look.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Finally, a bigger battery

The Galaxy Note 9 enhances one of the most disregarded parts of the Note involvement: battery life. With a 4,000mAh battery on board it can hoist the Note arrangement to a genuine entire day battery life status.

Samsung additionally changes the camera format with an eccentric course of action that looks somewhat unusual, yet in addition extraordinary. In the engine, the telephone is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 chip (worldwide renditions get the Exynos 9810 processor) and has 6GB of RAM. It likewise duplicates the on-board stockpiling with 128GB of inward stockpiling, a significant update over the 64 gig Note 8.

The enhancements, in any case, come at a more extreme value: the Note 9 beginning cost is set at $1,000.

The S Pen without precedent for the Note arrangement highlights Bluetooth LE support, so you can utilize it as a remote controller for the Note. You can remotely snap photographs with a tick of the S Pen catch, explore through a slideshow introduction, and control media playback.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+

Two Note phones, a big and a smaller one

Without precedent for 2019, the Note arrangement comes in two distinct flavors: a Note 10+ with a monster screen, enormous battery and the most choices for the followers, just as a progressively conservative Note 10 with a littler showcase for the individuals who need the S Pen involvement in a littler structure factor (and a somewhat lower cost).

The Note 10 arrangement convey a major improvement in plan and styling: the presentation extends right to the edge with just a fragile punch opening at the top intruding on the all-screen involvement. Bezels are nearly non-existant, and the telephone is presently extensively more slender and more ergonomic than the Note 9. The new Aura Glow completion is likewise a looker as it changes shading relying upon the light it reflects and it looks shocking.

Under the hood, the Note 10 series are essentially indistinguishable from the S10 series released earlier in 2019 with a Snapdragon 855 chip (universal models get an Exynos 9825 processor), just as a nearly identical array of cameras.

The S Pen in 2019 experiences an overhaul too as it is now much more solidly build, highlighting a unibody design and a huge range of highlights including the capability to control the camera.

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