Samsung shows off the Galaxy Note 3
Today at their “Unpacked” event, Samsung unveiled some of their hottest upcoming mobile devices. The device most people looked forward to learning more about is the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy Note 2., simply named the Galaxy Note 3.
The original Galaxy Note is the device that started the “bigger is better” mobile device craze that many people, including myself, were skeptical of when Samsung first began talking about before releasing it back in 2011.
With the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has made similar design tweaks like they did with the Galaxy S4, to get a larger display squeezed into a similar sized design as the previously released Note and Note 2.
Spec List for the Galaxy Note 3
As always, newer devices come with newer hardware in order to help persuade you to upgrade to the latest and greatest and Samsung looks to have really loaded the Galaxy Note 3 up with some hardware that should provide a wonderful mobile experience.
Here is a list of what to expect with the Galaxy Note 3:
- Android 4.3 with latest version of Touchwiz
- 5.7-inch Super Amoled display, 1920×1080 resolution
- 3GB of RAM
- 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU in LTE variant (depending on country)
- 1.9GHz Exynos Octa Core CPU in 3G variant (depending on country)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
- 2MP front facing camera with BSI sensor and smart stabilization
- Full HD 1080p 60fps video recording (4K recording available in some models)
- Bluetooth LE
- 32GB/64GB on-board storage
- microSD card
- 3200mAh removable battery
- microSIM card
- S Pen
Based on that information, the Galaxy Note 3 looks to be a snappy experience.
One of the other major design changes is the back cover, traditionally a simple plastic back, is now faux leather with what looks like faux stitching. Not really sure how well it will look and feel in person, or how well it will hold up over time but it is definitely going to be different.
Software wise, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to ship with Android 4.3 and of course Samsungs Touchwiz user interface.
One of the new software additions is called Scrapbook. Scrapbook lets you grab the area you select using the S-Pen stylus. It looks to work a little like the Snip feature in Windows.
You can then take the data collected from Scrapbook and make a digital collage which is searchable using what Samsung is calling S Finder. S Finder will allow you to search through the various content stored on your device like photos, contacts and more.
When can I get one?
The Galaxy Note 3 will be available on all four major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon), but the actual release date has not been revealed for any carrier yet. There is talk that September 25th will be the launch date of the Galaxy Note 3 but again, nothing is confirmed as of yet.
As more details emerge on the release date and other features, make sure to check back here for our thoughts on what is sure to be a hot item upon launch.