Liveblog: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear smartwatch unpacked IFA 2013 event

Liveblog: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear smartwatch unpacked IFA 2013 event
Samsung is getting ready for a massive second Unpacked event where it will lift the cover off some of the year’s most anticipated devices: the Galaxy Note III and its first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.

It’s been two years since Samsung unveiled its first large phone, the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, a device that was so successful it started a new category of devices some call phablets, a crossover device between a phone and a tablet. It featured a built-in S Pen that was refined later on, and now we’re about to see the third generation Samsung phablet - the Galaxy Note 3. The Note 3 is expected to grow an even larger screen without changing much in size, it should have a 5.7” 1080p display (first 1080p display in a Samsung phablet), and of course the S Pen.

That’s not all though. Samsung is widely expected to also unveil its first Android-based smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, a device rumored to have a humongous 3-inch design. Can Samsung really step up its game and be the first big phone maker to offer a breakthrough smartwatch? We should learn very soon at Samsung’s huge IFA event.

Samsung’s IFA 2013 Unpacked press conference will start at the following times:

10:00AM — Pacific (PT)
12:00PM — Central (CT)
01:00PM — Eastern (ET)
06:00PM — London
09:00PM — Moscow
02:00AM (September 5th) — Tokyo

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45 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Maybe i can see my next year's phone here! I really love Note series. Waiting...

14. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

No more waiting. Luv the back, it is really gorgeous. But I'm sure people will still find something negative about its back. Typical haters

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Now this is the beast ;)

3. dashing123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

What is this nostalgic feeling I'm having?

4. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

samsung has kept the secret until now. not much of a leaks this time. intriguing!!1

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

just 4mins and 40 seconds

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Huh? Berlin Philharmonics? Sammy you devil! :)

7. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Its already more than 52.000 people streaming ........... SICK !! Edit: OMG ?? Its now more than 60k people streaming !! 0.0

8. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I am so in love with this music.

9. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

I need to go to work 3 hours from now and I haven't slept yet! Come on Samsung!! Make my lack of sleep for this event worth it!

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Incredible how Samsung marketing goes, there are claps even before the event started. :D

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

And here comes the cringe-worthy stuff.

12. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Samsungs the new Apple... haha i dont even like Samsung and i'm glued to the livestream... should be an EPIC event.

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Texture instead of plastic. Now thats a great idea.

15. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

No more plastic back. I'll be damned...

16. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Uhhhhh that watch is so ugly. 80's looking calculator watch. And no, it won't be a new fashion trend. What a shame

17. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Galaxy Gear is not bad at all. fvck those rumors

18. HASHTAG unregistered

Meh... Not really impressed.

19. Ghost_hunter

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Hats off to PA ....awesome coverage of the event....

20. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

THING OF BEAUTY

21. gazmatic

Posts: 815; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

its official galaxy note 3 is for women only

22. gazmatic

Posts: 815; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

no street cred for a "gangster" with a note 3

27. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Lol. Pink is for everyone!

23. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Im in love with the design ;((( i want this Right now!!!

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Really love Samsung when they announce devices, I remember almost waiting an hour of Apple bragging at last year's iPhone 5 announcement livefeed before they actually got to the phone...

44. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Because they don't have anything in their products. That is the reason why they start with how many Apps have been downloaded and how many people have used Safari blah blah blah blah and then here you go we have got another iPhone for you all we did this time is added another S to it. hahahahahah

25. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I think I want... a Samsung device???

26. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Same app in two different windows operating at the same time? Now that's innovation. I guess this is why Samsung is going for its own developer conference. So developers can add these type of features on their apps. Good one Samsung, good one

28. nomancool unregistered

and what about the s lag feature ? i hope they have optimized the software properly

29. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

REALY?? Samsung has introduce the FIRST Smart watch?? Comment of year!

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