IFA 2013 | Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone
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IFA might not kick off till tomorrow, but Samsung is wasting no time here in Berlin. The company already took the wraps off their Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and they've now revealed their next Note smartphone.
Coming in at 5.68", the Note 3 is larger than its predecessor, yet still manages to keep a slimmer and lighter profile with an 8.3mm thickness and a weight of just 168g. Samsung has also packed it with 3GB of RAM, a 1.8GHz octo-core processor (2.3GHz quad-core on the LTE model) and a 13MP camera with 1080p video capabilities. The smartphone will also run Android 4.3.
The company hasn't only improved the hardware side of things though, as they've managed to redesign various TouchWiz features as well. For starters, a menu called Air Command can be called up by simply hovering over the device with the S Pen, given users more flexibility and options. In addition, the S Note app comes with Evernote integration and 12 months of premium access, while S Finder allows for device-wide search. Samsung has also made improvements to other performance aspects, including new multitasking and multiwindow features.
The Note 3 will be unique in its compatibility with the newly launched Galaxy Gear, and Samsung is playing up that angle by providing similar covers and colors for users looking to match their devices. Unfortunately, pricing data hasn't been made available yet, but the device should be coming to over 149 countries on the 25th of this month.