We’re live here in Berlin for the Samsung Unpacked 2013: Episode 2, days before the IFA opens on the 6th. Samsung has finally unveiled the new Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung bumped up most of the internal hardware while retaining the chassis size. The display is now at 5.7-inches but the width of the handset remained the same (same thing they did with the S4).
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 specs:
5.68-inch full HD Super AMOLED display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 388ppi
Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 2.265GHz quad-core
Adreno 330 Graphics
32GB, 64GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
LTE Category 4 150Mbps
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
13MP rear camera, BSI sensor
1080p @ 60fps
1.9MP front-facing camera
1080p video @ 30fps
3200mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.3 Jellybean
Like the Galaxy S4, the Note 3 also comes with a 3G variant running a Samsung Exyos 5 Octa 1.9GHz dual quad-core (Note 3 SM-N9000).
The handset is available in classic white, jet black and blush pink leather colors. They also introduced a leather back-cover and did away with the old polycarbonate backplate.
Since the covers are still user-removable, there’s option to change the back-cover to other colors (10 color variants in all, including the standard 3 mentioned earlier).
One of the interesting features that was originally introduced in the Galaxy S4 was the Group Play. Now, with the Galaxy Note 3, the Group Play feature also includes video. You can basically play a single video and span them across multiple Galaxy Note 3 devices.
The new S Pen now features an Air Command where you hover the S Pen and you are showed a selection of actions.
Samsung also introduced the Galaxy Gear which is a companion device to the Note 3. It is worn like a watch but is a stand-alone device which can be paired with the Note 3 and the 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 to provide extended functions.
Here’s a longer version of the video demo:
Global release is September 25 and should be available in all countries by October.