Samsung has announced that the white version of its phone/tablet hybrid device, the Galaxy Note, will be launching in the UK from next Monday, Jan. 23. The catch is that for a limited time it'll only be available at the John Lewis store on Oxford Street, London, as part of an exclusivity deal between Samsung and the upmarket retailer.
Samsung's already seen considerable interest in the Note, which combines a 5.3-inch HD SuperAMOLED screen with stylus input and a 1.4GHz Exynos CPU. It announced in late December that it'd shipped one million units since the device's November launch.
If you're not in London, Samsung says that "additional channels" will begin offering the white Galaxy Note in February. However, if you do pick up your white Note at John Lewis, you'll be rewarded with £250 worth of "free music, films and e-books", presumably meaning some sort of voucher.
We've got the full press release after the break. For more on the Note, check out our full review.
Samsung’s new Android device with advanced S Pen technology launching exclusively in John Lewis
20th January 2012, London, UK – Samsung has today announced the latest device to join its Galaxy range of devices, the Galaxy Note, will also be available to buy in the UK in white. Following the availability of the black Galaxy Note in UK stores back in November, customers will also be able to purchase the device in white exclusively from John Lewis on Oxford Street London from Monday 23rd January.
Simon Stanford, Managing Director, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said: “At Samsung we always want to offer our customers choice and are delighted to bring the Galaxy Note in white to the UK. The Galaxy Note is an innovative addition to the Samsung Galaxy family and a new category of device that consumers can’t get anywhere else.”
The Galaxy Note combines the benefits of a notebook with the portability of a smartphone – so there’s no longer any need for customers to carry or switch between multiple devices when they’re out and about. Its 5.3” HD Super AMOLED screen is the largest and highest quality display available in any phone, which makes it the perfect device for viewing content such as movies, photos, and documents, and playing games.
An advanced pen-input technology called the S Pen and a full touch screen mean owners of the Galaxy Note can easily create and consume more content whilst on the go. What’s more, a series of new applications designed specifically for the S Pen are available for download from Samsung Apps.
The Samsung Galaxy Note White will initially be available exclusively from John Lewis with £250 of free music, films and e-Books for the first 100 customers. Additional channels will be launching during February 2012.