The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was unveiled during a Samsung press conference at IFA Berlin on September 4, 2013, and will be released internationally in late-2013. The phone is a successor to the popular Note II and is packed with a ton of features.
The phablet features a 5.7 inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen display. There is one physical button on the front and the usual volume and power buttons on the sides. What Samsung has done differently with this version of the Note is add faux leather back to the device. This touch oozes the device with class and what’s more – is available in different colours. The phone is also light for its class at 169 grams.
This phone crams in a huge 5.7-inch display that is even bigger than its predecessors. The Note 3 might have a big display, but its body is no wider and it’s slightly skinnier and lighter. This is due to the smaller bezels used, thereby cramming in a larger screen without stretching out the chassis. As one of the Note range, it naturally packs a stylus too.
There will be two basic models: one with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset and one that uses a 1.9GHz Exynos Octa-core processor. The model with the octa-core processor is restricted to the 3G mode. The LTE version will feature a not too shabby 2.3 GHz processor. The markets were buzzing with the rumour that the Note 3 might be the first device released with the Android 5.0 Kit Kat operating system. However, Samsung has chosen to use Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But, we’re expecting an upgrade to Kit Kat as soon as it becomes available. The Note 3 also crams in 3GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage, plus Category 4 LTE and a bump up to 24-bit audio. The battery of 3200mAh suggests a comparatively long battery life – always good news. Other features include NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, as well as an IR blaster that can you can control your TV with.
The Note 3 have an impressive 13 MP rear camera followed by sensor with autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, full HD video recording support and a 2MP front camera. The phone will be available in two variants – a 32GB one and a 64GB, each expandable of course with a memory card. The store options are quite frankly limitless.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a fantastic device in every sense. The design and the visual elements are appealing while there no absolutely no compromise on the technical features of the phablet. It is a great device to own and makes for a very unique experience. It won’t come cheap, but with this kind of features it has, it just might be worth it.