On September 4 in Berlin at its Unpacked event, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 and two weeks later the new flagship note device hits the Indian market. Today at an event in Delhi, the Galaxy Note 3 was officially launched in India for Rs 49,900 and will be available from September 25 onwards.
A short recap on the specs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is bigger,lighter,better and powerful compared to the last year’s Note 2. The Korean smartphone giant has added might to both the hardware and software front.
On the specs sheet, the Galaxy Note 3 flaunts a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and the resolution is upped to 1920 x 1080, giving it 397 pixels per inch. It is powered by a 1.9GHz eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset shouldered by a impressive 3GB of RAM. Like in Galaxy S4, it fits in a 13 megapixel camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash but Samsung has raised the bar again with the camera now capable of 4k video capture. A 1.9 megapixel camera finds its place in the front. Internal storage includes a neat 32GB RAM which can be expanded by further 64GB via microSD slot. Out of box, the device comes with the latest to date, Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and the battery which has always been impressive enough in Note series also sees a marginal bump with a 3200 mAh nested inside.
Samsung has chosen a new back panel for Note 3 and instead of the usual shiny plastic rear it has replaced it with a a peculiar textured faux-leather backing with even details to stitching pattern. The sides has a faux-metal band and on close scrutiny they have fine lines reminding of hardcover note pages.
The Galaxy Note 3 is thinner, lighter and has slimmer bezels than its predecessor as well in spite of the increased display size. The much touted S-Pen feature of Note 3 also sees feature enhancement. An important software addition is the new Air Command functionality. A small pop-up window that automatically springs up on the screen when the S-Pen is pulled out and offers quick access to S-Pen features like Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder search option and S Note. At any point of time when the assigned button on the S-Pen is clicked while the pen is hovered above the screen, it pops the Air Commond feature.
Galaxy Note 3 also includes Knox mobile security feature, which is basically the company’s enterprise and consumer security service.
Stay hooked to us for Galaxy Note 3 in coming days.