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September 27, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Gear launched in the Philippines

SM Aura Premier, BGC – Samsung has officially launched in the country last night the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and its camera-equipped companion smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.

note 3_gear

To give you a recap, the Note 3 and the Gear went official on September 5 during Samsung’s Unpacked 2013 event in Berlin, and it was just yesterday that the said devices were officially launched in the Philippines.

note 3_launch

We have already posted a number of articles about the Galaxy Note 3 this month starting from the IFA announcement in Berlin so we’re just going to sum them up for your convenience:

* Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes official!
* Samsung Galaxy Gear companion device unveiled
* Hands-on at IFA: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005
* Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now in stores for Php36,990
* Galaxy Note 3 at Php36,990, Galaxy Gear at Php13,990

note 3_rear_launch

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
3GB RAM
32GB, 64GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
LTE Category 4 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
IR Blaster
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
13MP rear camera, BSI sensor
1080p @ 60fps
1.9MP front-facing camera
1080p video @ 30fps
3200mAh Li-Ion battery
8.3mm thin
168 grams
Android 4.3 Jellybean

galaxy gear_launch

As mentioned in the earlier article, the Galaxy Note 3 LTE 32GB model will sell for Php36,990 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear will retail for Php13,990. In addition, the Note 3 Flip Cover will retail for Php1,699 and will be available starting October 4.

note 3_flip cover

To spice things up a bit, Samsung is offering a “First Day Promo” wherein buyers of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear can get Special Discounts amounting to Php3,000 while the Flip Cover will get a discount of Php500.

note 3 first day promo

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 First Day Promo will run on September 28, 2013 only during mall hours at Samsung Experience Shops in SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, SM Consolacion, SM Davao,and SM Lanang. For more details about the promo please visit Samsung PH’s website here.

Comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

11 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Gear launched in the Philippines”

  1. abuzalzal says:

    Any idea kung lalapag ang non-LTE Exynos variant sa grey market?

  2. abuzalzal Fan says:

    Paybacks’s a bitch ha ha

  3. s4 says:

    di ba sayang kung may s4 na palit pa ng n3?

  4. Louie says:

    Thanks for the info Abe. Hopefully there will be sufficient stocks when they release it in October 4. And hopefully the units that will be released on that date will/can be used internationally. I already pre-ordered this unit but would cancel it after reading this column that just came out. Darn.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3-problems-european-american-models-are-region-locked-1411342

  5. abuzalzal says:

    Looks like the Galaxy Gear was a hit. (Sarcasm)

  6. Sammy says:

    Check this out, Samsung again accused of manipulating benchmarks

    http://cnet.com/news/samsung-again-accused-of-manipulating-benchmarks/57605491

  7. ariston says:

    Got it at Aura on the day 1 launch, I just wanted to ask if anyone had the same issues/bug I’m having where the Handwriting to Text function no longer works? Hoping there is a quick solution to this.

  8. Islam Othman says:

    Dear All;
    I will be visiting Mall of Asia by next week, and I need to purchase (Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 (32 GB, 3G + Wifi, Classic White). Please advise which shop shall I go, and please advise the price for this Samsung mobile.

    Thanks a lot, and look forward for your prompt reply…

    BR;
    Islam Othman
    email: Islam.Othman@hotmail.com

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Senior Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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