Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note - a device that is neither a phone nor a tablet but a happy combination of both - in October.

The tablet-phone features a 5.3-inch display that is bigger than any smartphone in the market but smaller than a tablet.

The South Korean giants announced last week it had shipped more than a million units of the Galaxy Note, worldwide, and will make the product available in the U.S. in early 2012. The statement also noted that sales of the Galaxy Note were on the rise in Europe and Asia.

As far as the U.S. release of the phone is concerned, a photo leaked by SamMobile hints the hybrid may soon be released in the market, under an AT&T contract.

In the photograph, the Samsung Galaxy Note is drawn with AT&T branding instead of the regular Samsung sign. The site also listed some of the supposedly AT&T Galaxy Note's specifications.

According to the tip, the AT&T model will come with Near Field Communication technology (NFC), which the European model lacks and the device is also expected to feature HSPA+ and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The NFC feature will allow the device to interact with other NFC devices and probably take advantage of Google Wallet.

The most interesting features of the Galaxy Note, however, are its touch-screen and the S Pen stylus. The screen has a 1280x800 pixel resolution using Samsung's AMOLED technology and provides, according to the company, sharp and crisp images with rich colors.

The S Pen stylus will allow users to draw and take notes and is integrated into the phone's applications, including an app that allows users to send doodles and hand-drawn notes via e-mails or texts.

The Galaxy Note has 16GB of onboard storage and has a microSD slot capable of expanding the storage capacity to 32GB, as well as an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The phone runs on Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread software.