Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Samsung makes the upsized Galaxy Note 3 official at last

It's arrived, officially. On Wednesday at IFA 2013, Samsung revealed its biggest Galaxy Note ever (aside from the 10.1 tablets): the Galaxy Note 3 (via Engadget).

The newest edition of the device that created the phablet segment has expanded to 5.7-inches in size. It will ship with the latest version of Android, 4.3, be one of the first devices to integrate with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch (the second will be the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition), and include either a 1.9Ghz Exynos Octa CPU or a 2.3Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (for LTE versions).

Just as the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition does, it will sport 3GB of RAM. Weighing in at just 168 grams, it comes in three colors, one of which is -- wait for it -- pink.

Battery-wise, the Note 3 will carry a 3,200mAh battery which should imbue the device with the same incredible battery life as its ancestors. The rear camera is 13MP, just as on the Galaxy S4, and includes Smart Stabilization and a high CRI LED flash.

As far as its release date goes, Samsung CEO JK Shin confirmed that it will ship in 32GB and 64GB versions globally beginning on Sept. 25, and in October for the U.S. and Japan. The company also stated that the following U.S. carriers will source the phablet: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.

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