Samsung has had a tradition of sorts, revealing every iteration of the Galaxy Note at the Berlin IFA. This year was no different, and now the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been officially revealed with a 5.7″ Full HD Super AMOLED display, either a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 or 1.9GHz quad core Exynos CPU, and a 3 monstrous GB of RAM. These are the typical incremental upgrades you would expect from this latest iteration of the Galaxy Note line of phablets, but Samsung made sure the Note 3 came with more than just a spec bump.
First of all, the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been tweaked to be more squarish like the original Note, but with a home button that’s more reminiscent of the Note 2. The back cover is made from the same plastic as we’re accustomed to on the Galaxy S and Note series, but features a new faux leather finish complete with a false side stitching detail to mimic the look of a closed notebook. The S-pen has also been made symmetrical, so you can slide it into its silo without having to turn it to make sure it’s facing the right way.
One big software feature unique to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the Air Command feature, which pops up any time you pull out the S-pen from its silo. You can also call it by hovering the S-pen close to the screen then pressing the built-in button on the stylus. Once the Air Command menu has been called, you can choose from the central S-pen features: Action Memos, Pen Window, S Finder and Scrapbook.
Then there’s My Magazine, which is sort of Samsung’s version of Blinkfeed. It functions similarly and can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Other notable software features include notable improvements to the Multi Window function, which now includes a wider range of compatible that you can work with in this mode. The aforementioned Pen Window is sort of like a Chat Heads for apps, allowing you to create floating apps that can be minimized into Chat Head-style circles that constantly hover on your screen wherever you navigate through the UI until closed.
Shifting back to the hardware specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes equipped with a 13mp autofocus camera at the back and 2mp camera in front. There’s the usual connectivity options you would expect from flagship class smartphone, including up to LTE mobile data speeds, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and NFC. The Note 3 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options and can be expanded via micro SD.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will begin rolling out to more than 140 countries beginning September 25. Pricing has note been announced yet and will be revealed closer to release date.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs
- 5.7″ Full HD Super AMOLED display (1080 x 1920, 386ppi)
- 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 or 1.9GHz octa core Exynos processor
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean3GB RAM
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options, expandable via micro SD up to 64GB
- 13mp rear-facing camera with LED flash and up to 4k video recording
- 2mp front-facing camera
- up to 4G/LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- infra-red blaster
- 3,200mAh battery
- Pricing and availability: TBA September 25, 2013
Via: Pocket Lint
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