Samsung Galaxy Note 3 officially announced

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the company's latest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 3....

Samsung’s much awaited September 4 event is finally here. And the company has not disappointed the masses, finally unveiling the much awaited Galaxy Note 3. The phablet has, in the last few months, spawned a host of rumours, speculations and leaks. Now, the company has finally laid bare all the official details of the phablet.

 

The design of the phablet has been tweaked a bit, with the smartphone coming with a leather back panel. The Galaxy Note 3 also seems to sport stiched accents. While it is definitely bigger than its predecessors, the company has managed to keep the size the same, despite a larger screen.  

The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080, giving it a pixel density of 386ppi. Samsung has come up with two variants of the phone, each coming with a different processor under the hood. The first variant comes with an improved version of the company’s Exynos 5 Octa chip clocked at 1.9GHz, which packs an ARM Cortex-A15 chip with a more power-friendly Cortex-A7. The second version comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800 SoC, with four cores clocked at 2.3GHz. The latter is aimed at LTE markets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 officially announced

Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Note 3

 

 

The company has focused on the S Pen with a variety of new features being worked in, like Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder among others. Keeping the security concerns of its users in mind, the company has added Samsung's Knox security suite to the package.

 
The Galaxy Note 3 comes with the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running the show as well as 3GB of RAM. In terms of photography, the Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 13-megapixel auto focus BSI Sensor along with Smart Stabilisation and an LED Flash. The Note 3 also comes with 4K video shooting capability. The Note 3 also comes with a front 2-megapixel BSI sensor  that can record Full HD videos at 30fps.

 

The phablet takes care of connectivity with all the usual 2013 suspects like WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and MHL 2.0. The phablet also comes with 32 and 64 GB internal memory varients, expandable upto 64 GB via a microSD card slot. Rounding up the package is a 3,200 mAh battery to power the show.

 

The company has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in 140 countries from September 25, while the global roll-out will take place in October. Users who are in the mood for a different looking Note 3 can choose from a range of colours including jet black, classic white and blush pink.

Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

  • 5.7-inch full HD super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, MHL 2.0, NFC
  • GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 13 megapixel auto focus BSI Sensor, 2 megapixel BSI sensor  with Full HD video recording@ 30fps.
  • 32GB/64GB internal memory varients, expandable up to 64GB via microSD slot

 

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