Samsung announces Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear at ‘Unpacked’ event in Berlin
Samsung’s new phablet has a 5.7 inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED screen, a 2.3 GHz quad core processor (LTE) and a UHD camera.
Samsung announced another addition to its Galaxy Note family at the IFA conference in Berlin today, the Galaxy Note III.
As to be expected, the Note III is simply an enlarged Galaxy S4. There’s nothing much new or exciting in this device.
The Galaxy Note III features a 2.3 GHz processor, 3GB or RAM, a 1920 x 1080 5.7-inch super AMOLED screen, Android 4.3, a 3,200 mAh battery, 32 or 64 GB of user memory and a 13-megapixel camera that supports UHD.
Below is a screenshot from @evleaks, purporting to be Antutu running on the Note III.
In many ways, Samsung ups the smartphone camera wars with the Note III’s camera. It’s able to shoot 4K UHD at 30 FPS, 60 FPS “smooth motion” at 1920×1080 HD and 120FPS slow motion at regular HD resolution. The camera does, however, lack optical image stabilization despite its mighty resolution.
At the event Samsung also launched the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which is simply a watch with an SD slot that connects to the Note III via “smart relay” — a protocol that sounds like Bluetooth or NFC by any other name. It has a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED display, and a touch screen. Gear also has Samsung’s S Voice, which means users can use the same voice commands they’d use with the Galaxy Note. It also has a camera, for “visual memos” — not spying whatsoever.
The kicker is it’s not an independent device. You need a Note III, a Galaxy 10.1 or a Galaxy S4 to use it. The MSRP is $299.
All-in-all not really an exciting showcase from Samsung.
These two devices are expected to launch on September 25 in 140 countries, then in October for the rest of the world.
Below are the full specs for the Galaxy Note 3:
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Product Specifications
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)|
|Processor||LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz)The selection of AP will be differed by markets.|
|Display||5.7inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)|
|OS||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization,|
LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter LagSub (Front): 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization,Full HD recording @30fps
|Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video CallRecording: UHD 30fps, Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)Camera Mode: Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect|
|Video||Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVCRecording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (*may differ by market)|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support|
|S Pen Optimized Features||Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen WindowS Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input|
|Additional Features||Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games|
|Story Album, S Translator|
|Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View|
|Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON|
|S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health|
|Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt SoundAuto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)|
|Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring|
|Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX|
|Google Mobile Services||Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music, Play Store, HangoutsVoice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)GPS / GLONASSNFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0|
|Sensor||Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGBProximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor|
|Memory||32/ 64 GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)3GB RAM|
|Dimension||151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh|