Samsung announced last week that the Galaxy Note will be coming to the U.S., on AT&T's network. AT&T, in turn, said the device would be available in the coming weeks but stopped short of announcing either the release date or the price.
The Galaxy Note, a device that is neither a phone nor a tablet but a happy combination of both, has a huge 5.3-inch WXGA Super AMOLED HD screen that comes with 1280×800 resolutions at 285 ppi density. The hybrid device is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, has a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and offers 16GB of onboard memory, which can be expanded to 32GB, via a microSD card and unlike the European model the AT&T version will come with Near Field Communication technology (NFC).
The most interesting feature of the Galaxy Note, however, is the S Pen stylus, an input tool that allows users to create fine lines and details on the device's display, much like an ink pen and a pad of paper.
On the other hand, HTC unveiled the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango-based device- the Titan II - at the recently concluded 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CESO). This is the first Windows Phone from HTC to support LTE connectivity and will also run on AT&T's network. The phone offers a hugely impressive 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording capability. The Titan II also includes features like geo-tagging, BSI sensor, image stabilization, face detection, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and a compass.
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Display: The TC Titan II sports a 4.7-inch S-LCD display, with 480 x 800 resolution at 199 ppi density, while Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch WXGA Super AMOLED HD screen, with 1280×800 resolutions at 285 ppi density.
Dimensions: The HTC Titan II measures 132x69x13mm and weighs 147 grams, while the Galaxy Note will measure 146.9 x 83 x 10 mm dimension and weigh approximately 178 grams.
Processor: The HTC device is powered by a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor and Qualcomm S2 Snapdragon chipset, while the Galaxy Note sports a dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset, Adreno 220 GPU with 1GB RAM.
Camera: The HTC Titan II sports a monstrous 16 megapixel, 4640 x 3480 pixels, autofocus and dual-LED flash rear-facing camera with 720p video capture capability. The Galaxy Note sports a rear-facing 8 megapixel, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus and LED camera with 1080p video capture capability. For video calls, the HTC mobile has a 1.3 megapixel front-facing secondary camera, while the Galaxy Note comes with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera
Operating System: The HTC Titan II runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, which boasts features like dynamic Live Tile Information, Twitter and LinkedIn integration in the People hub, Facebook-events integrated calendar, threaded e-mail conversations support, visual voicemail, Outlook tasks support and much more.
The Galaxy Note runs on Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System but can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which offers improved voice commands, an enhanced browser, facial recognition, photo enhancements and changes to core apps such as Gmail and Calendar.
Connectivity: Both mobiles support the lightning fast AT&T 4G LTE network. The Titan II has 802.11 /b/g/n, DLNA WI-Fi connection and 2.1+A2DP Bluetooth, while the Galaxy Note has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and 3.0+A2DP, EDR Bluetooth.
Memory: The Galaxy Note comes with 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 32GB, via a microSD card. On the other hand, the Titan II will come with 16GB of internal memory but without the provision of external storage.
Battery: The HTC Titan II has a standard Li-lon 1730 mAh battery, while the Galaxy Note sports a generous Li-on 2,500 mAh battery.
Price: Carrier AT&T has not yet announced price plans for either device. However, the Titan II is expected to be available for between $200 and $300 on a two-year contract.