Considering how successful the Samsung Galaxy Note series has been, it's surprising we haven't seen a explosion of stylus-toting rivals emerge to try and steal some of the S-Pen's thunder.
However, now we have this: the Asus FonePad Note, a stylus-equipped 6-inch newcomer rocking a full HD SuperIPS+ display.
Unlike Samsung's popular Note, though, Asus' device that bears the same name is categorised by its maker as a tablet – the little brother to the existing Asus FonePad that was announced back at Mobile World Congress.
That's because it doesn't make calls, though aside from that the difference between smartphone or phablet) and tablet these days is becoming pretty much non-existent. Think of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – a phone with a screen considerably bigger than this one.
Anyhow, on to the vital statistics. A 1080p resolution is no less than we'd expect given the screen size, but you'll only be getting a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor running at 1.6GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8MP/1.2MP cameras.
There's no 4G support, though you to get DC-HSPA+ support on 3G.
Like Samsung's S-Pen apps, Asus has supplied a bunch of dedicated stylus-optimised apps, though specifics have yet to be confirmed.
One pleasant inclusion we can tell you about is the presence of front-facing stereo speakers – a consumer electronics staple that's present on far too few mobile devices if you ask us.
Nothing yet on prices or availability, but we'll let you know once we do.