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 today announced that it will be hosting a special event on 4 September in Berlin where it will launch a new Galaxy smartphone.
Most expect the Galaxy Note III will be launched at the event.
According to AllThingsD, the invitation is handwritten, an indication that the Note III could be launched soon.
Samsung will also host a Times Square event for reporters not travelling to the IFA, added the report on AllThingsD. Samsung has also put out a notice about the event on its Facebook page and will broadcast the Berlin event live on YouTube.
According to the rumour mills, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will come with an Octa-core Exynos 5420 (eight-core processor)/Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 1080p display for a 5.7 or 6-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera possibly with optical image stabilization, LTE-A (LTE-Advanced), and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The smartphone could also come with better controls for the Stylus pen.
Benchmark tests for the Note III have also been spotted online, reported trusted Samsung source SamMobile.
However, the report on SamMobile said that the device is running Android 4.3 and the clock speed is around the 2.3GHz mark. The score was much lower than what the Snapdragon chipset is capable of, so there was a strongly possibility that this was a early prototype.
The Galaxy Note II was quite successful for the South-Korean giant which sold nearly 5 million devices of the phone within the first two months of its launch.