Samsung finally made the official announcement of Samsung GALAXY Note3 and Samsung GALAXY Gear smart watch. Although the rumors are correct, it seems that the rumored specs are a little out, especially for Gear. The Note3 and Gear will be available in 149 countries from 25th September and Worldwide from October.
The above is the GALAXY Note3. It looks like Note 2 but with an upgraded specs. Here is the specs.
Samsung GALAXY Note3 Specifications
- 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 3G (HSPA＋ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)
- LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- 3G Octa Core Processor (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad)
- The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
- 5.7 inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
- Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
- Main(Rear) : 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization, LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag
- Sub (Front) : 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps
- Dual Camera : Dual Shot / Dual Recording / Dual Video Call
- Recording : UHD 30fps (*may differ by market), Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)
- Camera Mode : Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect
- Codec : H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
- Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD (*may differ by market)
- Codec : MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
- (*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen Optimized Features
- Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, Multi Window, Direct Pen Input
- Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Video, Share Document, Play Games
- Story Album, S Translator
- Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View
- Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON
- S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health
- Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
- Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
- Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX
Google Mobile Services
- Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
- Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
- Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger
- WiFi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac (HT80)
- GPS / GLONASS
- NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)
- IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
- Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB
- Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor
- 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
- 3GB RAM
- 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
- Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh
And here is the GALAXY Gear
Samsung GALAXY Gear Specifications
- 800 MHz Dual-core Processer
- 1.63 inch (41.4mm) Super AMOLED (320 x 320)
- 1.9 Megapixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus Camera / Sound & Shot
- Codec : H.264
- Format : MP4
- HD(720p) Playback & Recording
- Codec : AAC
- Format : M4A
- Samsung Apps
- ChatON : mobile communication service
- Bluetooth® v 4.0
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope
- 4GB Internal memory + 512 MB (RAM)
- 36.8 x 56.6 x 11.1 mm, 73.8g
- Standard battery, Li-ion 315mAh
- Atooma is a contextually aware horizontal intelligence platform that makes your GALAXY Gear smarter.
- Banjo gives you the power to see what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
- Evernote watch app makes it easy to remember things by quickly capturing images and memories and bringing important reminders right to GALAXY Gear.
- Glympse allows people to easily share their location temporarily and in real-time, letting recipients see their movements on a dynamic map.
- eBay app allows you to complete all your transactions on eBay with ease and in real-time.
- Line is a global messaging service available in over 230 countries worldwide.
- MyFitnessPal tracks your nutrition and exercise, empowering you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals.
- Path is the personal network designed to bring you closer to your friends and family.
- Pocket, the leading way to save web content to view later on any device, brings text-to-speech article playback to GALAXY Gear.
- RunKeeper is the personal trainer in your pocket, helping you track your runs, set your goals, and stay motivated.
- TripIt from Concur makes it easy to organize travel plans in one place.
- Vivino Wine Scanner allows you to take a photo of view any wine and get to know all about it instantly.
- Smart Relay, S Voice, Memographer, Voice Memo
- Auto Lock, Find My Device, Media Controller, Pedometer, Stopwatch, Timer
- Safety assistance: In case of emergency, press a power button 3 times continuously, and then user’s location information is transferred to the saved contacts with message.
- 2 Microphones (Noise Cancellation), 1 Speaker
Of course, these are specs only. According to Samsung, GALAXY Gear might have a battery life of 25 hours and at launch, it can only pair with GALAXY Note3. In future, it might add in more devices for pairing (but don’t expect it to work with non-Samsung devices).
I am a bit disappointed that the GALAXY Gear can only be paired with Samsung products but I guess this is marketing. BTW, they also announced the 2014 edition of Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1. It has better specs (of course). I may write another post on it.