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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.

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Samsung announced another addition to its Galaxy Note family at the IFA conference in Berlin today, the Galaxy Note III.

Galaxy 3 close up

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.

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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.

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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


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