The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has finally arrived. We had been talking about it throughout the year and finally it’s here. As expected, the new Android phablet from Samsung is fully loaded with numerous features. The phone was event at the IFA event held on Sept 4 at Berlin, Germany. It is the same event where the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was also unveiled.
The phablet that was unveiled at Berlin will be released internationally in the last quarter of this year. The new phablet is going to replace the Galaxy Note 2. The new phablet is lighter than the predecessor model and has a swanky design. It packs a new improved stylus that comes with multiple features. Truly, the Note 3 has a premium appeal compared to all the previous Galaxy devices thanks to its faux metallic bezel. The backside of the phablet is made of plastic leather.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is quite thin compared to both the previous Note models. Its thickness is only 0.33 inches. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is blessed to come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and on top of it, it will sport the proprietary TouchWiz user interface from Samsung. Compared to the previous models, the Galaxy Note 3 comes with new stylus features for note making.
The new Air Command menu gets activate when you take out the stylus from its compartment. The menu gives you access to numerous stylus related features like Action Memos which is sticky notes like feature which lets user to access information such as addresses or phone numbers through handwriting recognition. Another interesting pen feature is Screen Write which is nothing but a tool for annotation. Some of the other new pen-related features include S Finder, Pen Window and Scrapbook. Also you get the new updated app of S Note on the Galaxy Note 3.
The Samsung Unpacked event very well made the release date of the Galaxy Note 3 evident by using the tagline ‘Note the date.’ Yes, the date that needs to be noted is Sept 25, 2013 as this will be the day when the Galaxy Note 3 will be released in more than 140 countries. By the way, the release date for US and Japan will be in the month of October. What’s cool about the new Galaxy Note 3 is it will come with a free one year subscription of Evernote Premium.
As far as the specs of the Galaxy Note 3 is concerned is that the phone will be available in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB. As we had mentioned in many of our previous posts on Galaxy Note 3, the LTE version of the new phablet packs in a powerful 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset. On the other hand, the GSM version of the device will be powered with eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. And it is the first time to see a handset to sport a 3GB RAM.
The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a large 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display that supports 1080p. At the rear side of the phone, there is a 13MP camera which lets you record 1080p at a whopping 60fps. It even lets you record 4K resolution videos at 30fps. Lastly, the phablet comes with an enormous 3200mAh battery.