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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Official; Brings multitasking and a new leather-and-stitching look

Just as promised by the many rumors, Samsung has indeed been working on a one-of-a-kind phablet – the 5.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which boasts of a ton of new features and impressive specs.  Samsung has announced the third and newest member of the galaxy note family, taking the mantle from Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that the company unveiled last year and which has dominated the phablet market since.  Samsung unveiled the phablet today in Berlin during the annual IFA.

Galaxy Note 3

Samsung’s President and CEO JK Shin announced the Galaxy Note line latest addition, putting a lot of emphasis on how great the device feels on the palm and how it features a whole new build – one that no other Samsung Galaxy device has.  The Note 3 is built with a faux-leather at the back.  This is expected to make the device even more popular as most other Samsung Galaxy devices have often been criticized for their cheap-looking plastic build.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes pre-loaded with a ton of tools including Knox, Samsung’s secure BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) system, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, integration with Samsung’s just launched Galaxy smartwatch, and support for the super-fast Category 4 4G LTE.

Core Specs

Most of the specs had been correctly rumored over the past couple of weeks, but just as an overview, here are the core specs off Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

Device name:

Display: 5.7 inch 1920 x 1080 Super Full HD Super AMOLED screen

Processor: 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 for LTE and 1.9 GHz Exynos Octa for 3G versions

Cameras: 13 megapixels rear and 2 megapixels front cameras

Memory: 3 GB RAM, choice of 32 and 64 GB internal storage space

Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, Infrared Blaster, GPS/GLONASS, MHL 2.0, LTE and HSPA+

Battery: 3,200mAh

Build: Just 8.3mm thin and weighs 168g

Other specs and features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will initially be available in 3 colors including Pink.  Samsung has also equipped the device’s camera with optical image stabilization technology specially for HD video recording.  Just as it has done during the release of every high end device, Samsung has also introduced a slew of software features with the Galaxy Note 3, top among them being an S-Pen feature that brings up a menu wheel that enables the user to navigate through actions and apps called Air Command.  Pen Window is another feature that lets the user draw the measurements of floating on-screen applications.  Another great feature is Action memo, a small app that a user can use to link notes such as a phone number to actions such as placing a call or sending a text.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S Pen

Still on new features, Samsung introduced a Scrapbook feature that works with the S-Pen.  This feature lets the user highlight and save any content on the screen just by drawing a circle around it.  The S Finder on the other hand is a feature that makes searching all over the device simple by using keywords.  The S Note has received an interface overhaul and is much more intuitive on the Galaxy note 3 than on other previous Galaxy devices.  Finally, Samsung is launching the Note 3 with a Flipboard-like app to browse media and content on the large screen as well as a full year of Premium Evernote access.

Multi-window and Multi-tasking

One feature that I think most people with their eyes on the Galaxy Note 3 will appreciate is Samsung’s Multi-window app which makes multitasking even more simpler and with a better feature of allowing one app to have duplicate windows on the screen.  This feature is a big blessing for Samsung fans considering that the device has a large screen and a pen that makes it easy to use.  The functionalities of the S-Pen have also been significantly expanded such that it enables a user to even drag content and links and drop them on another screen.  A group feature called Multi-Vision is designed to make it possible for one image to be displayed across several devices in totality when placed side-by-side.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Multi-Window


If all these specs and features are impressive and can’t wait to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you will not need to wait for long as the manufacturer promises that the phablet will be on sale in the US and japan in October and September for most regions globally.  You can read the full PR PR Text on the Engadget website and a full first hand review on CNET.

Via Engadget and CNET

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for ‘Emerging Markets’ to Have LCD Display and 8MP Camera

Galaxy Note 3 Display Comparison

I came across an interesting rumor today at Android Headlines and I thought I gotta share this – it regards Samsung’s next phablet, the Galaxy Note 3.  You see, there have been countless rumors about this much anticipated device, but so far the most interesting is that a model of the phablet designed for ‘emerging markets’ will come with an LCD display and an 8 megapixels rear camera.  This rumor apparently came out of a South Korean news outlet ETNews which has in the past published images and rumors of unreleased devices, especially those made by South Korean’s LG and Samsung and Sony.

Galaxy Note 3 Panels

This new rumor, if true, could mean that Samsung is making a specific model of the Galaxy Note 3 for the African and Middle East markets that will sport an LCD display and not the Super AMOLED screen that the main model of the phablet will sport.  The device is also expected to have a 13 megapixels camera that the Galaxy S4 came with but the leaked information indicate that at least one model – including one bound for the emerging markets – will have an 8 megapixels camera.  In the past, Samsung has never been so choosy or too aggressive when it comes to Galaxy Note devices – starting with the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2.

ETNews goes ahead to say that about 30% of the Galaxy Note 3s rolling out of the production line will be this variant but it is not clear just which ‘emerging markets’ they will be shipped to because 30 percent of all the initial devices seems a lot for Africa and Middle East markets only.  Earlier, there were rumors that there may be a number of Galaxy Note 3 variants (perhaps like the Galaxy S4 variants) but there is no evidence to back this up either.

Samsung has however tried to reach every consumer in the market when it comes to their flagship smartphone as it launched different versions including a mini-version, a mega version, rugged version and super camera version – you know what they are.  Could the performance of the Galaxy Note 2 made Sammy work on a lesser impressive (and I am assuming cheaper) version of the Galaxy Note 3?  Could the retail price of Galaxy Note 3 be so high that Sammy has to make a downgraded version for some markets?  We cannot tell now.

My assumption is that in using cheaper components in this version of Galaxy Note 3, Sammy aims at making the device as much as $100 cheaper.  Do not worry though, here in the US, Samsung will retail the Super AMOLED (HD) and 16 megapixels version, unless of course the cheaper model for emerging countries makes its way to the local stores.

You can read earlier reports and rumors we published on the Galaxy Note 3 including expected date of release, a comparison of Galaxy Note 2 and 3 display panelsthe colors the phablet will come in and rumored processors in different variants

Sources: ETNews via Android Headlines

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Manual Sketches and Benchmark Results Reveal More Specs

Image Sketches of Alleged of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 tablet surfaced on the internet today, further revealing the specifications of the phablet and confirming that the device has been engineered by Samsung to take on a number of Android phablets set to be introduced by competitors including the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and HTC’s One Max.  The new details published by Sim Only Radar are said to have been sent in by a tipster and apparently come from an official manual.  The images also include AnTuTu benchmark results for the phablet.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Manual Sketch

The Specs

If this leak is anything to go by, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) is a lot like the galaxy S4 in design and built and will also come in two variants – one with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and another with an Exynos octa-core SoC.  Here is a summary of the listed specs:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900

Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Processor: 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or octa-core 1.9 GHz Exynos 5

Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED MIPI (D-Type)

Camera: 13 megapixels rear with Xenon flash, and 1080p recording capability

Connectivity: GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB with OTG support


If these sketches are genuine, then the Note 3 will also have a dedicated camera button and will most likely have advanced camera functions including optical image optimization.  The AnTuTu benchmark results published by Android Spin show that it scored 33,082 on a 1.9 GHz chip.

It is likely that Samsung will launch the Note 3 during the 2013 IFA in berlin.  If this is the case, then the device could be hitting the US stores shelves as early as October, just in time for the holiday season.  Note that these are just rumors and should not be assumed to be legitimate or accurate.

Source: SIM Only Radar via Android Authority