Samsung took the wraps off of two products at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin today that really caught our eye here at MLT.
First up, a slightly larger and more refined Galaxy Note. The Note 3 gets a slight facelift in design. It’s a little narrower and taller than the previous model and sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED 1080p screen and an attractive leather-like plastic battery cover. Here some basic specs:
- Size: 151.2 x 79.1 x 8.3mm (1mm narrower than the Galaxy Note 2)
- Weight: 168 grams (15 grams lighter than the Galaxy Note 2)
- 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
- 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor or 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa processor (1.9GHz quad-core A15 chip paired with 1.3GHz quad-core A7 chip)
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB/64GB of storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 13-megapixel camera with BSI Sensor, Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera with BSI sensor and Smart Stabilization
- Android 4.3
- price – Approx $299 on contract
US ship date was not announced but look for it sometime in October. Engadget has a great hands on preview of the device.
A more interesting product came in the form of a new wearable device – a Smart Watch. I know what ya thinkin… haven’t we seen this before? Well, yes but Samsung thinks it has a more elegant solution. Samsung says it has focused on features that would let users keep their phones in their pockets, or avoid having to touch either the phone or the watch altogether. Users can make hands-free calls directly from the Gear, as well as dictate e-mail, set alarms and check the weather solely with their voices.
At $299 not sure I’ll buy it but I can’t wait to try it out at least! Here’s Engadget’s hands-on video.
Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to play with these two soon!