Thursday, August 1, 2013

Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 Presents the Note 3, the Galaxy Gear, and the Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Last night, we stayed up till the wee hours of the morning watching the Berlin Samsung Unpacked 2013, Episode 2. The launch of 3 devices was witnessed by a throng of people at Times Square in New York who gathered to watch the livestream together with the rest of the world.

I was with a bunch of tech bloggers and avid Samsung users at a Makati hotel gathered around a wide screen Samsung TV. Over coffee (to keep us awake) and some midnight snacks, we talked about different Samsung mobile phones and their features while all the while trying to guess what new features would come out.

The launch began just past 1AM Manila time.

Mr. JK Shin, President and CEO and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung, announced the 3 devices that would be introduced: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and the Samsung Note 10.1, 2014 edition.

Initial Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Compared to Note 2

Physical dimensions of the Note 3

The battery life is supposedly even better than the Note 2 - a very important factor for me. Colors will come in Jet Black, Classic White, Blush Pink.

The newest color in the Note line - Blush Pink

Here are the specs as we know:

Dimensions: 151.2mmx79.2mmx8.3mm
Display: 5.7" SuperAMOLED 1080 display, 368 ppi pixel density
Processor: 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor or 1.9GHz Exynos Octacore (depending on the region)
Operating System: Jellybean 4.3
Camera: 13MP rear with Smart Stabilization with UHD resolution at 30fps, full HD at 60fps; 2MP front facing
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 32 or 64 GB
Expansion: MicroSDXC card
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11ac, LTE Category 4, Multiple Bands
Battery: 3200 mAh removable
Others: IR LED

Samsung Galaxy Gear

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