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Check out the evolution of the Galaxy Note series in this infographic

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series holds a special place in modern smartphone history. Its impact on the industry is almost as massive as that of the iPhone in some ways. When the Korean company launched the first-generation Galaxy Note in October 2011, it created a new category of smartphones called Phablets – a portmanteau of the words phone and tablet. Though a couple of other companies toyed with the idea of large-screen phones before, it was the original Galaxy Note that made the idea mainstream and a commercial success, despite unfavorable reviews from tech journalists.

The impact of the Note lineup on the industry can be gauged from the fact that large-screen phones have become so common that the word phablet has lost its relevance. Even the mighty Apple, which once mocked Samsung over ergonomics of its devices, eventually released phones with larger displays to cater to the growing demand.

Since the launch of the original Galaxy Note, Samsung has been releasing a successor every year, with the latest iteration scheduled to launch next month. As the company gears up for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10, folks at GadgetDeck have created a neat infographic detailing the evolution of the lineup so far. Not only does the graphic show how Samsung improved the original idea every year, but it also depicts the rapid growth of smartphone technology in the last decade.

Do you remember your first Galaxy Note smartphone? What was your experience like? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Is the info correct, the note 10+ will use the same soc as the s10?

willyboy666
willyboy666

Big fan of the note series … the thing that pissed me off every August that they introduce the new note with last year software, when all other companies at the same time put the latest android in there flagships.
Samsung can do better for the 1000 Euro that they ask for.!!!!!!

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

I beg you please do thorough research with the older Galaxy Note models as many information are incorrect. For example, the original Galaxy Note has *NO* official support for 64GB Sdcard, and coming from an user that still uses the original Galaxy Note often, I can tell you support for 64GB Sdcard is VERY hit or miss. Firstly it has to be of FAT32 format to be recognised, and then I encountered lots of slowdowns and glitches with it installed, while the same card works absolutely flawlessly with my Galaxy S II Plus (which officially supports 64GB Sdcard, unlike the… Read more »

Hcmnoy
Hcmnoy

A5 2016 gets no more Quarterly Security Updates, it’s now on Other Regular Security Updates.

locarno
locarno

Agree. I also saw this. First was S7 Edge now A5 2016. This is normal.

Cyril692
Cyril692

The screen is a useful thing.
The Borders are a useless thing.
Yet I see something useful sacrificed for something useless.
The borders of the note 9 are already more than well.
For me it’s not a useful evolution, it’s just to say we did not do the same phone as last year (visually)

locarno
locarno

We need bezels to hold comfortable phone.

Cyril692
Cyril692

exactly, later they will tell us that no hole is revolutionary whereas today they speak of it as an evolution whereas it is the reverse

locarno
locarno

Marketing (:

I think next revolution will be invisible camera in display.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I started late with Samsung. S9 plus is my first and it’s a great phone. I’m sorry I spent so long with LG and then Pixel. But my colleagues on the road have used all the Samsung Note devices since Note 2. They all say the best one was Note 4 until the Note9 arrived and according to them is the best Note Samsung have made. But they’re not really happy about Note10 with the hole in the screen and maybe no headphone jack. They tell me they will skip this year and keep Note9.

RufoNN
RufoNN

Samsung phones in Azerbaijan is very expensive no one can buy cheaper but not everyone buys Xiaomi A40 all Samsung

RufoNN
RufoNN

Hello Samsung

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

For me, the S and Note series is the only legendary series worldwide 🤩

bayfisher
bayfisher

but the note will always be superior.