|Samsung Galaxy Note III|
The third generation of Samsung phablet is now official, the Galaxy Note III was unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked Episode II Event at the IFA in Berlin.
The new Note packs a larger 5.7" screen but even managed to reduce its thickness to 8.3mm compared to 9.4mm of its predecessor, the weight is also reduced from 183 grams to 164 grams plus its signature Stylus has much better integration.
Like the Galaxy S4, it will also be offered in LTE and non-LTE model. The LTE enabled device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with four cores clocked at 2.265GHz each, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM while the non-LTE version will use the Samsung Exynos 5-Octa. Both models has micro SD slot for expandable storage up to 64GB and will have a 3,200mAh battery.
- Quad Band GSM/EDGE/GPRS, Quad Band HSPA+ , LTE
- 5.7" Super AMOLED capacitive Full HD touchscreen (1920x1080)
- Android Jelly Bean 4.3
- 2.3GHz Quad Core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset (LTE)
- 1.9GHz Quad Core Cortex-A15 plus 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR GPU, Exynos 5-Octa chipset (3G)
- 3GB of RAM
- 32/64GB internal, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
- 13MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash, geo-tagging, HDR, Burst Shot, panorama, photo-sphere, simultaneous still and video capture
- 2MP secondary camera
- Video Recording up to 2160p (Rear Camera LTE Model), 1080p for front camera
- GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Multi Media Player
- Micro USB 3.0 (MHL2), USB Host
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Sound, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture
- 3200mAh Li-Ion Battery
The Note III is also the first smartphone to introduce the USB 3.0, which gives a faster data transfer rate. The USB 3.0 also gives a higher charging rate, 900mA compare to 500mA of USB 2.0. The expected release is later this month, so I guess it would arrive in our country in October, pricing is yet to be revealed.
Is this a great feat from Samsung or just a minor improvements from the previous generation? Head on at the comment section below for your opinions.