Though the Samsung Galaxy Note is not the first smartphone slash tablet hybrid to be released in the smartphone market, it is a lot more successful that the Dell Streak 5 which has that distinction. Looking back, the Dell product was ill-fated at the onset because it was plagued by an identity crisis of not knowing whether it was an oversized smartphone or an undersized tablet which severely hampered its performance. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy Note never had any issues such as that and though the phablet’s chances of making it big in the market was a bit doubtful at the start, it managed to get a warm reception from the smartphone-buying population when they realized the advantages of its massive screen real estate.
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Since then, everything has been pretty smooth-sailing for the Samsung Galaxy Note where it managed to gain a huge following and in the process breaking several sales records of its manufacturer. Having been available off the shelves for about 9 months now after getting released in October of last year, it is only recently that issues in the massive display of the phablet are coming out.
As it stands, several hardworking fellows over at XDA-Developers recently discovered a display issue plaguing the Samsung Galaxy Note. What they found out is the presence of black clipping and banding in videos and images which have dark shadows. One user of the phablet who tinkered with his device found out that the issue is not caused by any hardware problem on the Samsung Galaxy Note but instead stems from either a software issue in the kernel level or affected displays having poor Gamma calibration.
A video of the Samsung Galaxy Note was even shot to recreate and demonstrate the problem on the display of the phablet and blown patches immediately became apparent on the darker scenes of the clip. Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note have already reached out to Samsung regarding this matter but no solid word has been released by the manufacturer as of yet if a software fix for the issue is forthcoming. We certainly hope though that Samsung will get this matter taken care of as it severely hampers the performance of what could have been a very capable and very powerful device.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Note, the phablet already gotten its taste of Ice Cream Sandwich and this is powered by a QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon chipset under the hood. This SoC brings to the phablet a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and 1GB of RAM to ensure that its performance is always snappy and buttery-smooth. The internal storage of the phablet is pegged at 16GB but a dedicated memory expansion slot enables a user of the Samsung Galaxy Note to beef up its onboard storage. The claim to face of the Samsung Galaxy Note however is its massive 5.3-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a 1280 x 800 resolution while its camera department on the other hand is composed of main 8MP shooter at its back panel and a 2MP video chat and self-portrait camera found in the front bezel of the device. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note starting at $199.