Samsung Galaxy Note 3 enters the phablet ring: 5.7" AMOLED display and new S Pen
New S Pen
Enhanced S Pen features and larger screen optimized for multitasking provide a delightful mobile experience that brings passions to life
Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY Note 3, the latest update to the Note product line. The new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster.
GALAXY Note 3 makes your everyday life amazing
“We introduced the original GALAXY Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the GALAXY Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices and they want those new features to make their lives better,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung GALAXY Note 3 is a powerful, original approach that enables users to tell the stories of their lives through dynamic and seamless expressions of their passions across work, play and life experiences. With a simple click of the S Pen button, users can unlock opportunities for self-expression, features that transform everyday activities into extraordinary events and access to new experiences delivered to them on Note 3’s larger screen.”
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 comes with a wider (5.7inch) full HD Super AMOLED display, yet slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168g) hardware design, and more powerful and longer lasting (3,200mAh) battery. Also, equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 enables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives, even in low light and active situations. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 offers the latest LTE technologies – CAT4 Carrier Aggregation and supports the greatest number of multiple frequencies. Incorporating the industry’s largest 3GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 3 also provides faster and more powerful performance.
Balancing GALAXY Note 3’s strength with artistic design
In addition to meaningful technological advancements, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a new premium look and feel. Expanding on the modern Samsung GALAXY design approach, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds a soft and textured-touch back cover and delicate stitching. It also features a serration pattern on the side of the device that evokes a connection to the timeless and enduring strengths of classic notebooks and planners. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be available in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink. In order to encourage its customers to express their personality and taste, Samsung will also offer exchangeable back covers in dozens of additional colors at launch.
Click S Pen to make life easier, faster and more exciting
The new S Pen reinvents and modernizes the classic note-taking experience by providing the ability to accomplish everyday tasks with just one click. The advanced S Pen is designed to be fully functional as a communication driver between the phone and the user by creating essential input and control features. It plays an integral role in how users interface with the device, making all daily routines easier.
A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces users to Air Command, a palette of five powerful features that truly make tasks easier and faster. With the Air Command feature, there is no need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus. The Air Command feature provides access to the following key functions:
Action Memo allows users to handwrite a note, and automatically execute a function or convert that handwritten information into formatted content. Action Memo can instantly initiate a call, add to contacts, look up an address on a map, search the web, save a task to a to-do list, and more
Scrapbook enables users to organize or track down content and information from various sources including the web, YouTube and Gallery in one place so that users can easily look back at collected content all at once. When consumers save content for future use, Scrapbook also collects source material or URLs allowing them to easily refer back to the original source.
The Screen Write feature captures the full screen image of the current page on the device and allows users to write comments or additional information onto the captured image.
S Finder allows users to expansively search for content on their device regardless of the type. By putting in keywords or filters such as date, location, and content type, users can search related documents, events, communication threads, and even the Help page – all in one place. In addition, users can also search for hand-written content in their Notes and memo applications, as well as symbols and formulas.
Pen Window allows users to use the S Pen not only for drawing sketches or writing notes, but now also for opening a small application window for a true multitasking experience. Simply by drawing a window of any size, anywhere on the screen, users can easily and quickly open another application window such as YouTube, calculator or Browser without pausing current activity on the screen.
For more advanced note-taking, the new S Note presents a comprehensive solution that enables consumers to easily write, organize, edit and browse notes with a user-friendly interface and the Easy Chart feature. The new S Note can also be synced with Evernote or a Samsung account and be enabled for accessing and viewing from different devices. Furthermore, when a user wants only a certain part of an image to be taken from the web or Note 3 content, the advanced new Easy Clip feature allows them to roughly draw around the desired image and then it converts that content into a more precisely cropped image.
Larger Note screen delivers enriched viewing experience and enables you to do more
The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger screen and the increased size is matched with powerful improvements that allow users to fully utilize the additional screen space. The 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen provides a stunning and defined video viewing experience for watching Full HD content, distinct clarity for reading and an elegant canvas for content creation.
My Magazine provides a personalized news, social media, entertainment and in-the-moment content experience. Developed through a partnership with Flipboard, it offers an integrated content consuming experience in a modern and dynamic magazine-style layout.
The GALAXY Note 3 enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen.
• With the new Multi Window, users can toggle seamlessly between applications without closing the window or opening a new page, allowing for enhanced productivity and collaboration across programs. Consumers can also run one application in two windows at the same time. For instance, users can read the news in one browser while conducting a web search in another, or send an instant message through ChatON to a friend while reading a message from another friend.
• In addition, using Drag and Drop mode within the new Multi Window, users can easily drag and drop content such as a text or image from one window to the other in an instant.
• Pen Window from Air Command further enhances multitasking experience by allowing consumers to draw a window on the screen and launching popular applications while continuing current tasks on the GALAXY Note 3.
An improvement to Group Play, video sharing, is now available. Originally introduced along with the GALAXY S4, Group Play allows users to play the same music, to play games together, and to share documents. It now enables consumers to share videos and play content together with their friends simultaneously. Users can also connect up to five devices alongside each other to create a “big screen” viewing experience.
Samsung KNOX & Find My Mobile
The new GALAXY Note 3 comes with enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX with ease which allows them to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected execution environment called “container.” The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost. For instance, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries for data leakage due to hacking. In addition, users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as corporate email, contacts and calendar and allow the IT department to manage the container through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make the GALAXY Note 3 an ideal device for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work)
Furthermore, the GALAXY Note 3 is equipped with an improved Find My Mobile feature that allows users to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost. With the enhanced user authentication, the technology prevents stolen mobile phones from being reset to factory settings, and allows users to remotely track or erase the data from their lost or stolen mobile phones.
GALAXY Gear, the smart companion for GALAXY Note 3
Simultaneously announced with Samsung GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Gear is a new concept device that allows users to live life in the moment while staying connected. GALAXY Gear will notify users and give them quick previews of incoming texts, emails and more coming from GALAXY Note 3. It will provide a range of other valuable features and commands that extend the GALAXY Note 3 experience. When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can simply pick up their Samsung GALAXY devices and the Smart Relay feature will instantly reveal the full content on the screen. Together, GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear extend Samsung’s efforts to provide users with the opportunity to design their lives, to express their passions and to make everyday life more easy and enjoyable.
Available in 32GB or 64GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot, the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are set to launch starting from September 25 in more than 140 countries around the world. The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will also be available in the U.S. later this year on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Product Specifications Network
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) Processor
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. 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 Lag
Sub (Front): 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization,
Full HD recording @30fps
Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call
Recording: 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
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) 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 Window
S 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 Sound
Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)
GPS / GLONASS
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)
IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0 Sensor
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
Proximity, 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
* The availability of each Samsung Hub and Google service may differ by country.
* All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus. YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 enters the phablet ring
1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Still watching the live stream
63. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
I was saving my money for past 5 months for this beauty monster. Samsung did not disappoint me :)
113. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I gotta admit, thats a nice phone... :-) wanted a 6" screen.. but still good.. i know have 2 phablet option
73. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 982; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
But where is rumoured OIS & finger print scanner
well its just a rumour...
101. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I agree and we just got an Apple-type upgrade, so much for those 6.3 inches I was hoping for.
107. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Already done. It's called the Galaxy Mega.
25. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
The features of Note 3 are all to be expected: faster processor, more megapixels, larger screen, higher resolution and nothing more. Xperia Z1 has removable, wireless lens which is groundbreaking!
26. Commentator (Posts: 2469; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Which can also be used with the Note 3.
61. AnTuTu (Posts: 937; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
In every damn way just look at the beast gorgeous Sammy u jus nailed it with Note 3 n Gear m sold :)
62. PunyPoop (Posts: 741; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
It got into your nerves Smurf LOL, Seriously, Phablet and phone? CRAPMANSHIP of leather? hmmm
72. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Seems to me you're feeding PA money by refreshing the page every minute.
P.S. No one cares about you. Have a nice day.
81. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
yep you are right...just like "sammy" cares about u..:)
94. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
They obviously do since they sent me a $10 Google Play card in the mail. Problem?
121. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Was that $10 voucher send as a payment for all your hard work on promoting their stuff on forums ?! Yr not a student by any chance are u ?!
U sure are active today..who knows..they might give u $2 more next month..
104. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Yep, I concur, i didn't know Sony even had a phone unveiling today considering it was practically another snoozefest and ANOTHER goddamn Xperia hyped to death by a vocal yet irrelevant minority.
124. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Yep...nothing compares to the majority of brainwashed plasticboys..u are right in some way..
128. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Nope, u are the brainwashed one my friend. Following the herd that is the sony crowd, u think it's cool to bash the best but everyone knows that the Sony phone, no matter how good it is, will be completely forgotten without a legacy. Take that POS glass crap or whatever, you can keep it. Sony what? Even the BBC didn't acknowledge the Sony crap on their front page news and the most read headline was Samsung, Sony nowhere to be seen.
130. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You literally took the words out of my mouth.
134. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Right and u figured I root for Sony from exactly what ?! Does the fact that I do not like samsungs designs or their 'premium materials' makes me a Sony fanboy ?! Can't see the logic..but then again...I don't expect a lot.
P.s. smurf..I'll give u $10 more...now have a well deserved rest...sammy is proud of yr performance.
140. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Yep, and in your case just because I also came to the defence of Samsung also, I immediately like plastic. Again, I can't see the logic in that too, but whatever, whether you like LG/Apple/HTC/Nokia/Motorola, no doubt we will agree to disagree.
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6684; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Now they make a pink one just for the ladies out their.
111. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
finally!! they're releasing the colors at the same time!!
145. iushnt (Posts: 728; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
u r like the photobomb in this comment section. So butthurt..i have been noticing your comments,,
32. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
what beast? what is so good about new note? it has only higher numbers... no real progress in realtime experience, you can only boost you ego that you have the highest specs in the world (well now not even that :D)
146. iushnt (Posts: 728; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
its a beast. its the size of z1. it has much more reputated brand popularity. note series reflects premiumness. z1 will be unknown to half of the world but still its a great phone but too huge phone for 5". If you love some other device then you can call it a beast as well. It depends on your preference not on a butthurt arrogance of yours.
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4338; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Ok this phone looks VERY nice. The phone is VERY clean. I like it a lot. Good for you Samsung.
19. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I was waiting for your response lol. I really like this phone.............more than when the Note 2 came out. The design was something we'd figure it would be, but the internal specs that we've heard so far are great. I cant wait to upgrade to this phone. Im glad i skipped on the Note 2 for the Note 3
28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4338; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I like the leather on it. Also the metal around the phone. Finally it looks very high end.
34. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Cant argue with you on that. Im very impressed with the Note 3 and cant wait for the phone to come to AT&T in the fall
57. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
why does it look nice ?
1. design boring
2. they keep going with that fake metal look alike band - SCREAMS CHEAP
3. the leather...it's ok but...how will it last in time and the stitches...not so much..
p.s. the s pen features...i know 2 people two have note 2...AND THEY NEVER use the bloody pen..
92. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
What phone do you want?
Dude this article belong to the people waiting the gnote3.
93. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4338; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
What do you mean CHEAP? The metal on the actual presentation looked VERY shiny & clean. Fake metal my a$$. That sounds more like hate than an actual reasonable complaint. Also the leather looks GREAT. Makes is look very stylish, no more CHEAP looking polycarbonate.
The Black phone looks VERY high end. Like those old Black Berries that had the leather on them. Very FANCY, business like. Very professional looking, a FAR CRY from you cheap assessment. My black leather on my Tag Heuer Grand Carrera looks GREAT & the same black leather on my new Samsung Galaxy Note III will look GREAT also. I take care of my devices & I promise my leather on my Samsung Galaxy Note III will be just fine.
I am responsible, I take good care of my stuff.
I don't care about the S-Pen. At least I will have the bloody pen to use if I ever want to. lol
117. AnTuTu (Posts: 937; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Comment of the day +1 :)
Your scored on my benchmark around 35000 :p
125. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4338; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Man I love you comment too. Definitely put a smile on my face. lol
Thanks & by the way I just ran AnTuTu on my rooted HTC Droid DNA running at 1.7GHz. Got over 22000. So I am very flattered by the 35000 you gave me.
Now when we get our Samsung Galaxy Note III's we all will get over 35000.
127. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Hey calm down ! Seriously nothing against yr choice...by any means.
P.s. it is a fake metal look alike cheap band..before u go all crazy check some hands on videos buddy.
Ohhh and don't compare the cool and original design of those old BlackBerrys with this stitches...even u most see the difference.
131. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You're a second account afraid to post on your real account with those trolling skills of yours.
Samsung seems to achieve their #1 goal if they got people like you hating on them. :)
133. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4338; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Ok... I was always calm but you are spewing more hate than facts. I saw the whole presentation, NEVER did I get the feeling that Samsung Galaxy Note III is cheap.
I felt the contrary. I got the feeling of high-end & the first thing I thought of was those old Black Berries with the sweet leather on them. High-class.
Man those Black Berries were good phones at the time. Now they seem like child's play compared to the Epic Samsung Galaxy Note III. lol
136. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Yes I agree those BlackBerrys were class. If only they would have kept it that way. U seem like a decent guy who has an opinion just as me mate. To be honest the leather is a step forward from the hideous shiny plastic...however if they would somehow avoid the stitches and somehow incorporate that leather into a REAL metal band...who knows..as for design I now there isn't a lot to say these days... It is a slab after all...but then again that's what I was saying before the htc one...and so on..
147. iushnt (Posts: 728; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
1. design of z1 is more boring..that bezel
2. It doesnt matter if its fake metal because its engineering is so good that it is lighter than z1 and has the same size of z1.
3. If the leather gets spoil then you should keep in mind that it has a removable back. you can get it anywhere if you need to replace. What if the unibody aluminum of HTC one gets dents? where can you change it?
Having S-pen feature is an option. If you don't need it don't use it but its there when u need it. I have never used my life insurance policy, but it doesn't mean i dun need it either. There are many people/artists around the globe who use s-pen for drawing. You can google and see beautiful hand made arts done from note series. And there are many people who use s-pen for productive office works. If your 2 frens dun use spen then u cannot assume that spen is useless. You 2 fren doesnt represent the world and note 2.
126. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This is a VERY good upgrade to the Note II, and a very interesting precedent for future Galaxy devices design-wise. I'm so glad they did away with that glossy mess they've been working with for almost 2 years! But are you sure it's metal around the sides and not just good faux metal like on the GS4?
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
"When writing the story of you life, don't let anyone else hold your Pen" - haha what a line.
7. raghu67 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
this time Mr.Shin didn't forget to mention Android is running in Samsung Note 2
8. Bardi (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
My next phone for sure! Kudos to everyone at Samsung.
9. AsisHaas (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)
I want it !! take my moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..................
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 12394; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nice specs, but the look is......ok. I hoped they'd redesign it, but oh well. We'll see what apple unveils next week. This looks better than the new Sony though. Sammy's kinda underwhelmed this year.
68. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
We already know what Apple is going to unveil... A too expensive iphone 5C, a "Gold" & "Champagne" colored iphone 5S with fingerprint sensor and outdated Android OS, with a "girly looking" UI. LOL :/
75. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I actually think the Note 3 has a better design than the Z1. It's better all around besides the camera.