Samsung has made the devices available for pre-booking. Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are available in a combo range for an advance payment of Rs 2000. However, Galaxy Note 3 is available without Galaxy Gear smartwatch for the same advance payment. Note 3 has comes with a 5.7 inch screen and is thinner and lighter than its previous version. Samsung has incorporated a 13 megapixel rear camera in its new Note series product. The Galaxy Note 3 fosters a feature that will allow users to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost as well as remotely track or erase the data from the lost phones. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Specs comes with a 1.63 inch display with 320 X 320 pixel resolution. It sports a stainless steel body and is available in multiple strap colour options. The watch comes with a proprietary USB 3.0 charger and supported by 800MHz Exynos single-core processor. It also features Bluetooth 4.0 LE along with 1.9 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and speaker + 2 mics.
Samsung’s big Unpacked Episode 2 event is underway, and as expected, the company has used the venue to announce the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Note is the original phablet, and the new version continues the tradition of big screen gadgets best-suited for big-handed people.
The new Galaxy Note 3 features a design with extremely slimmer bezels and sharper angles on its rounded edges, marking a slight departure from Galaxy device design language thus far. It’s thinner than its predecessor and lighter (168g), despite offering a larger screen at 5.7-inches. It also offers more battery life than the Galaxy Note 2, and there’s a new and improved S Pen, too. Plus it supports faster, and more “seamless LTE” with multi-band support.
The camera has 4K video recording capabilities with a new CRI LED flash that should improve low-light photography. Samsung claims nearly four more hours of battery life when playing back video, and performance in general during normal use should also extend battery by up to 40 percent over the previous generation.
Samsung was emphasizing craftsmanship with the Galaxy Note, which features a stitched leather rear cover (available in black, white and pink). It also has a metallic rim running around the edge, and there’s a flip wallet accessory available in 10 different colors that also features a larger S View window cover for checking messages, making calls and accessing more info at a glance without having to activate the whole display.
The new S Pen is designed to work with the larger screen. Samsung called it the “key” to unlocking Note features and power. This works via a number of new interface controls. There’s a dot on-screen that appears when you can activate “Air Command,” which is a tool wheel that provides quick access to memo, scrapbooking, screenwriting, and a finder search function. There’s also something Samsung calls “circle,” which uses a circle drawing gesture to capture content you want to save to your scrapbook, as called up via Air Command. Box is a way to multitask, that lets you do two things at once via essentially a picture-in-picture interface.
Samsung’s Knox mobile security feature, which is designed to help increase enterprise and consumer security via partitioned software for consumer and business use for BYOD device users. The Note 3 will ship September 25 in 149 countries around the world.
Samsung’s smartphone fortunes are the subject of major scrutiny at the moment, since the company is perceived as possibly having hit a ceiling in terms of growing its overall share of the market. The company is hosting a meeting with investors and analysts to discuss its long-term plans in the face of these fears, and the Note line drives quite a few sales, though not as many as the flagship Galaxy S4. Estimates for break-out sales of the Note 2 on its own are hard to place, but Samsung has in the past said it anticipated the device would pass 20 million units shipped.
Galaxy Note 3 specs:
- 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display with 368 ppi pixel density
- 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, or 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore depending on market
- Android 4.3
- 13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera
- 3GB RAM
- 32 or 64GB storage
- MicroSDXC card storage expansion
- Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11ac, LTE Category 4
- 3,200 mAh battery
- LED/IR combo
No information on Galaxy Note 3 availability just yet beyond the September 25 date, and the official Samsung press materials around the launch says only that it’ll make it out to all major U.S. carriers “later this year.”
reportedly named the latest version of its mobile operating system ‘Android KitKat’ in a tie-up with chocolate manufacturer Nestle.
Director of Android marketing Marc Vanlerberghe, said that they couldn’t imagine a better name for Android K release than the tasty chocolate that’s been a favourite among the team since the early days of Android.
While Nestle’s head of marketing, Patrice Bula, said that they were excited to announce this partnership with Android, the world’s most popular mobile platform, which will help them to enable even more KitKat fans to enjoy their break, Mirror reports.
Bula added that KitKat is one of the world’s top 10 fast-moving consumer goods brands in social media in terms of fan numbers and engagement and they continue to build on its strong digital presence with interactive, creative branding campaigns.
According to the report, the release of the new OS will be marked with a competition to win prizes including 1,000 Google Nexus 7 tablets through more than 50 million specially-branded KitKat bars.