I remember when I purchased the very first Samsung Galaxy Note. I was mocked and laughed at by both my family and my friends. The obnoxious size of the Samsung Galaxy Note made people joke you may as well be using a tablet. Thus the term “phablet” was born. The Note series of phones is what fueled the race towards bigger screens on smartphones. While Apple remained steadfast with their small screen, they too eventually caved.
I went through my Samsung Galaxy Note phase from the 1st to the 5th iteration. It was then I jumped back over to iOS but still carried a cheaper Android phone. Now the Galaxy Note9 has been released and I’ve had the device for a better part of two weeks. It’s really making me think about jumping back to the Note series. It’s a solid device, as all Note devices have been before it.
While you wait for our full review, we thought this infographic from Samsung about the Note series might be interesting to share. Check it out below.
Sometimes bigger is better. Samsung proved that in 2011, when they changed the smartphone market with the launch of the Galaxy Note, popularizing phablets and starting a legacy of premium products designed to help high-achievers do bigger things. From modernizing the smartphone stylus to creative innovations in the way we text like Live Message, Samsung sets the bar for what a high-end smartphone should be. Let’s take a look at where the phablet craze began.