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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launched at IFA 2013 with 5.7-inch screen

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Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been officially unveiled at IFA 2013 following months of leaks and rumours.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been formally unveiled at IFA 2013, with the third-generation phablet device lining up with a new 5.7-inch Full HD display in tow.

The subject of numerous leaks and countless rumours in recent weeks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been officially launched as part of Samsung’s IFA based Mobile Unpacked conference and will hit retailers later this year as the stylus-hosting big brother of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

It comes in three colours, pink black and white, and there are flip covers available that offer a wider variety of shades. The phone’s rear has also been completely redesigned. Rather than featuring glossy plastic, it’s a textured material that’s designed to give the warm touch of leather. It is not leather, however.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is lining up as something of a powerhouse of the smartphone scene. With a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM the phone is significantly more powerful than the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. That phone has a 1.9GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.

Sticking closer to the Galaxy S4 in other areas, the Galaxy Note 3 has a 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash and a 1080p Super AMOLED display. However, one big impreovement is that it can record video at 4K resolution rather than mere 1080p

The Galaxy Note 3 also has a microSD memory card slot that lives under its removable plastic battery cover.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S-Pen

Some of the most important changes in the Note 3 relate to the software used by the S-Pen, the intellgent stylus that's the key selling point of the Note series.

Air Command is a little control menu that lets you control navigation throughout the Note 3 much more effectively than before. We'll be back with a closer look at the new S-Pen software soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date and Price

The Galaxy Note 3 will start shipping in key markets on 25 September, before getting a full worldwide in October. We’ll be back with pricing details as they’re revealed by the UK networks.

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September 4, 2013, 7:47 pm

Wow..I thought it was leather back cover, but personally like this body design more than his bro Note 2. Pretty looks like the older Note curveless and compact. Monster in Phablet's market today.

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