With the iPhone 5S event coming to a pass and its associated euphoria would have now dwindled, the excitement hungry geek crowd would be looking for the “what next” episode. Samsung, a company that has been giving this nerdy crowd a regular feed to focus on is not going to let them down so far as excitement feeds go.
What this means is that perhaps it’s now time we fix our gaze on the Galaxy Note 3, the successor to the Note 2 device. It’s not too long ago that we have been drooling over the Galaxy Note 3 before being taken over by the tsunami of Apple waves off late. The Galaxy Note 3 is a 5.7 phablet device from Samsung and its US release is expected in the very near future. Samsung had announced its arrival to the world just days ahead of Apple unleashing its new iPhone range. What can’t be denied is that the Galaxy Note 3 can’t be considered as a direct competitor to the iPhone 5s in that the former comes with a stylus and a bigger display both of which allow for far greater functionality that can’t be expected of the iPhone. In contrast, the iPhone is a smartphone in the truest sense of the term. But then, what can’t be denied either is that the iPhone enjoys far more popularity than the Note series of big screen smartphones though the latter still commands a very sizeable fan following of its own.
Also, what makes the Galaxy Note 3 all the more special this time is the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that Samsung has announced. The Galaxy Gear is only compatible with Samsung devices with Note 3 being one of them. Designed as a smart and intelligent extension of the Note 3 device, the Galaxy Gear is feature laden and can be the perfect companion to the Note 3 device.
As has already been revealed, the Note 3 would have a screen of 1080p resolution and the core processor would be a Snapdragon 800 chip. It would carry a 13 MP camera which would also have the ability of recording in 4K. Support for S stylus for input is also another interesting feature to be looked at. Release of the device in the US is going to be anywhere before the end of October. This is unlike previous launches by Samsung which were delayed by several months post their announcement.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have already opened up and all major carriers in the US including AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon are out to woo prospective buyers with their lucrative deals. Also, Sprint is the newest to have joined the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 bandwagon.