Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
Posted: September 9, 2013 by Alex Chan
As Samsung introduced their latest devices at the IFA conference in Berlin on Wednesday, tech enthusiasts finally got a look at the much anticipated Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear.
While the Galaxy Note 3 is a follow-up to the already successful Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Gear is a whole new category for the South Korean tech giant. As for why these two were introduced to the public with much hoopla, read further…
Galaxy Note 3
Dubbed a "phablet," Note 3 is a slim version of its predecessor. Equipped with bigger (5.7-inch) screen and full HD display, the gadget comes in six colors including pink, orange, blue and green. Aside from the sharper and wider screen, it also has faster hardware, longer battery life and faster charging, as well as multi window feature and a search function called S finder. This smart phone also offers better recording experience letting you record video in 4K quality or 1080p at 60 frames per second. What's more, it will be the first phone to work with the Gear, currently a support for the Galaxy S4 and also for future Galaxy phones that will come later.
The first wrist gadget introduced by Samsung has a square shape and runs an Android operating system that is loaded with apps. It comes with a 1.63-inch touch screen and 320 x 320 pixel display. It's true you can take phone calls and exchange emails, but the Galaxy Gear is much more useful when connected to Samsung's Note 3. Thanks to a feature called Smart Relay, the two devices can syncs data between each other. While another feature called Memographer is an outward-facing camera that can captures memos, using an image sensor.
However, it's still early to tell whether they will live up to consumers' expectations as both products will be available worldwide September 25. While prices for the Note III have not been confirmed, the Galaxy Gear will cost $299.