The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is finally announced.
Today Samsung finally announced the next installment to the Galaxy Note series phone. First impressions are that the device is everything we hoped it would be and maybe even a bit more.
Okay hang on I know you are just dying to find out how it actually looks. Let me start this of by showing you some official pictures of the newly announced device.
Is it a looker ?
As you can see from the image the note 3 is a bit more square than its predecessor. I feel it’s pretty safe to say that the note 3 is to the note series, what the galaxy s4 was to the Galaxy s series. the resemblance between the note 3 and the Galaxy S4 is striking. Happily the S4 has a design that appeals a lot to me and because they look so much alike I can safely say that the “new” look is a good one. Samsung has also tried to make it look a bit more exclusive by adding stitches to the back cover. Sadly though the back casing is not made from leather but it sure looks like it from a distance.
So now that you know how it looks like I know you just can’t wait to find out what is under the hood.
It’s what’s inside that counts
|2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
|LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor|
3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz)
The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
|5.7inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)|
|Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
Main(Rear): 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization, LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag
Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call
|Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC|
Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (＊may differ by market)
|Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(＊), WAV(＊)|
(＊) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
|Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window|
S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input
|AdditionalFeatures||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 Sound
Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX
|Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google＋, Maps, Play Books|
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
32/ 64 GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh
New to the Note series phone is the S-view cover or case. If you want on original Samsung case you can either get the regular Note 3 leather case or if you like the way the S- view covers on the S4 worked you should get the Note 3 S-View cover.
If you think that is a bit to much information and you just want a list of the highlights let me show you what I think is the most important ones.
Once again they have managed to put an even bigger battery in a thinner device than the previous one. As we know the Note 2 had a 3100 mAh battery. It is kinda sad I think that the race to make thinner phones has to compromise with battery juice. Imagine how long you could use your phone on a single charge if they had increased its thickness with a single mm in stead of shrinking it.
The new Note comes in two different variants just like the Note 2. A quad core for the countries that have LTE ( 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ) and a octa core for the 3G markets ( 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) The selection will be differed by markets )
Finally the moment we have been waiting and hoping for. In the months before the device was announced a lot of rumors about it has been heard. Among the more persistent ones was that the Note 3 would get 3 GB of RAM.
As Samsung releases a new Note there is one thing we can count on. Just about every aspect of it is going to be improved over the last one. This also goes for the screen. On the Note III Samsung has given us a 5.7 inch screen to play with. But not only is it bigger, and this should come as no surprise to anyone it is of course a full HD display. It is 1080 by 1920 pixels which gives us a pixel density of 386 pixels per inch at this size. Like the Note 2 this one also has a super AMOLED screen.
The Note 3 comes with a 13 mega pixel camera capable of capturing video at 2160p at 30 frames per second. If you are lucky enough to get the LTE version it can even shoot 1080P video at 60 frames per second. Even though Samsung was not the first to announce a cell phone capable of shooting 4 K video it sure looks like they are going to be the first ones to start selling one.
What else is new under the moon ( software features )
Even though the way it looks and the with all that new hardware it’s is another thing that really impresses me the most about his new cell phone. I should not have been surprised by this as Samsung has quite a reputation for announcing new ways of using their hardware with ever new phone. The most impressive thing about this phone is the host of new software features. Let me tell you about the most important ones.
- Pen window
Whoa, I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. By using the S-pen you can draw a new window anywhere and in any size you would like on the screen. Once your you have drawn the window you can pick which app you want to run in it. Impressive stuff !
- Action memo
Those handwritten notes has always been one of the highlights of the Note phones and the S-pen. Your notes has now been taken to a new level. If you have written down a phone number in a note by hand you can now call that number directly. The Note 3 recognizes your handwriting and dials the number.
For more details Samsung has just published a video that highlights the new features of the device.
Love or hate the new Samsung Galaxy note 3 ? let everyone hear your opinion in the comments section below.
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