Samsung launches Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab devices

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Samsung's legal hurdles with Apple are not slowing them down, it seems. Following the introduction of its popular Galaxy S II handset in the U.S., the Korean giant has announced a couple more Android devices in the form of a 7.7-inch, dual-core version of the Galaxy Tab, and a 5.3-inch Galaxy Note that's between smartphone and tablet territory.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a major refresh over the 7-inch Galaxy Tab. It sports a Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, a 1.4GHz dual-core processing chip under the hood, up to 64GB of storage, two cameras, Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top, and support for HSPA+ connectivity. Weighing in at 335g and measuring 7.89mm in thickness, this is also the thinnest tablet on the market.

The 5.3-inch Galaxy device is actually a phone -- in case you were wondering. It sports a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 like its bigger brother and it also runs on a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. Its front and rear cameras have 2MP and 8MP sensors, respectively, while internal storage is limited to 16 or 32GB. Otherwise, the Galaxy Note will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the new ChatON messaging service, and come in HSPA+ and LTE versions.

The Note comes equipped with a special type of stylus called the S Pen, which is meant to make it easier to mark down data on the go and tucks away neatly on the bottom of the handset when not in use. Samsung is bundling several apps designed to work with the S Pen and will release a SDK so app developers can take advantage of the functionality.

Launch dates and pricing details are not yet available for either device.

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