Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has finally unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy Note 3. The Note 3 is even bigger than the previous model, although it’s thinner, lighter and has a longer battery life.
Samsung goes bigger on Galaxy Note 3
The new version of the Galaxy Note boasts a 5.7-inch screen—just slightly larger than the 5.5-inch screen of its predecessor. It also has a rear casing which looks like leather and is described by Shara Tibken of CNET as being “edged with stitching.” Even though the casing is still made from plastic, she reports that the new design gives it more of a premium look and feel.
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Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch reports that the Note 3 has slimmer bezels and sharper angles, which make it stand out from its predecessors. It is also thinner and lighter and has longer battery life than the Note 2 even though the screen is bigger. The rear cover will be available in white, black and pink, and the device even has a metallic rim around the edge. There’s also a flip wallet accessory that will come with 10 color options and a bigger S View window cover.
CNBC reports that the Note 3 has Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Knox security system, which provides protection against malware. The partitioned security system is specifically designed for customers who want to bring their own device to work.
It also features faster LTE with multi-band support and an improved S pen.
Upgraded specs for the Note 3
Here’s a look at some of the specs of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3:
- 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display
- 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor or 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore processor (depends on the market)
- Android 4.3
- 13-megapixel rear camera plus a 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 3 GB of RAM
- Option of 32 or 64 GB of storage space
- MicroSDXC storage slot
- 3,200 mAh battery
The Note 3 will start shipping Sept. 25 and be available in 149 different countries.