Samsung has been quite successful in the smartphone business. All their smartphones and phablets have been power packed and gave a stiff fight to big international brands like Apple, Nokia, Sony, HTC and much more.
Samsung Tablets had started six years ago that is in 2011. Since then the Note series has grown tremendously. With each model, one can see an exponential growth, an addition of spectacular features and the signature styles S pen.
But it has not been a cake walk for the South Korean conglomerate. Last year after the unfortunate Note 7 incident, Samsung had to face a lot of criticism and incurred a heavy loss. They even banned the Galaxy Note 7.
However, they are back again with the successor of Note 7 that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which will be launched in a week’s time. This time they have not left any stone unturned as they do not want to repeat the past. They have been extra cautious with the battery.
Let’s go back and see the Samsung Galaxy Note series:
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note was first launched in 2011. It soon became popular because it smartly blended a phone and a tablet. Another factor of the Galaxy Note which attracted many was its massive screen size.
During those days the max screen size of a smartphone was 5 inches. Whereas the Galaxy Note looked stylish with its 5.3 inches screen. The phablet also housed an extra pressure sensitive stylus S pen. The S Pen added to the interaction experience with the phone, and since then, there was no looking back.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy Note was a success, so it was the time for the sequel. So the successor Galaxy Note II was rolled out in 2012. The successor was a more grand with the screen size of 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display.
The Galaxy Note II was pumped up in terms of its larger battery capacity, newer chipset, double the RAM, and much more. The S Pen was upgraded than before, it included the new Air View functionality, which made it mimic the functions of a mouse cursor as the S Pen was hovered above the display – allowing it to preview messages, images in the gallery, and much more!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
After the successful launch of two phablets, there was no looking back for the giant South Korean multinational company. Now Samsung Galaxy Note 3 emerged, which had a brilliant look.
The back of the phablet had a faux-leather pattern, complete with faux stitching. It was not real leather but it gave an elegant look to the Galaxy Note 3. And in the third sequel, the phablet’s screen size grew up to a whopping 5.7 inches and offers a screen resolution of 1080 pixel.
The primary camera rooted a 13MP snapper and this was the first time we saw an IR blaster and a micro USB 3.0 port in the series. All these high quality features impressed masses and proved Samsung’s mettle.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was the fourth successful launch of the Note series. And this time the Galaxy Note 4 was packed in a metal frame with a soft touch matte casing. Samsung thus proved that it can go beyond plastic bodied handsets.
The company pushed its boundaries. The overall phablet had a charming look and design. Along with 1080 pixel, the Note 4 flaunted a higher resolution of Quad HD. The phablet also saw the finger print sensor which was integrated into the home button.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 came in 2014 and is still considered as the best smartphone in the series.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
The Galaxy Note Edge was unveiled with Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note Edge had one sided curved screen which offered some extra multitasking features and notifications.
Both the phablets looked almost similar, the Note Edge was slightly priced at the higher end as compared to its counterpart. However, it was less successful than the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched in 2015 and was this time the company was confident enough to smash the market. The Note 5 was a stunning phablet which took it to another level, the credit goes to the all glass-metal construction. And this same design language which was later introduced in the Galaxy S6 line in the same year.
The Galaxy Note 5, the 5th generation model was shipped with some superb specs with an improved S Pen that mimicked the 'clicking' sound of a pen. As the Note 5 was released people went in aww with the phablet. The cutting-edge device also included wireless and rapid charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Till now Samsung was hugely successful in the Note series. Their phablet sold like hot cakes. And as the company announced their Note 7, the expectations were sky high for their fans.
The Note 7 launched last year with great pomp and show. The device had a stunning look, super features and also sported an Iris scanner for the very first time. The S pen included a feature for magnification and the ability to produce gifs from almost any kind of video.
But unfortunately, just after a few days, things took a wrong turn when the battery of Note 7 blasted. Samsung immediately pulled back the units of Galaxy Note 7 from the market and banned it. The phablet was also banned from all US flights.
However, this year again Samsung is geared up with the successor of the Note 7 that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which will be released on August 23. But this time Samsung looks confident regarding its upcoming Note 8.