Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 3 Phablet at IFA

Posted by at 11:31 am on September 4, 2013


Samsung has debuted the Galaxy Note 3, a phablet device which has strong ties to the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

On top of a basic upgrade to the microprocessor, screen resolution and size, and a better functioning stylus pen, it sports a big 1080P screen of 5.7 inches. Samsung’s previous Note II had a screen size of 5.5 inches.

The CPU matches the one on the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone. It has a 2.3 gigahertz processor though it’s faster than the Note’s previous model that ran on a 1.6 GHz processor.

The biggest difference to prior models or rivaling phones is that it’s compatible with Samsung’s new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. But you will to spend an extra $299 for the watch.

“The new Note 3 pen will need to be noticeably faster and more accurate than the Note 2 pen to really wow business and consumer users,” said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics. He expects Samsung to ship 10 million Galaxy Note 3 units worldwide this year.

The 4G version will have 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, while the 3G version will be powered by 1.9GHz Exynos Octa CPU.  The Note III will have  3GB RAM, weighs 168 grams. It comes in three distinct colors — one of which is pink.

The feeding the Note III isl a 3,200mAh cell battery life. The rear camera is of the 13-megapixel variety and packs optical image stabilization for HD video recording.

the Note III will ship in 32GB and 64GB versions globally beginning on September 25th, and in October for the US and Japan.

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