Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now Official: 5.7″ FHD Display, 3GB RAM & 13MP with UHD Video Recording

Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at their Mobile Unpacked Event 2013 Episode 2 in Berlin, Germany. After many months of rumours and speculation, the Galaxy Note 3 is finally official!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a stunning 5.7-Inch Full HD (1080×1920) Super AMOLED display panel with a pixel density of 386 PPI. You won’t able to distinguish between pixels as the unaided human eye can generally not differentiate detail beyond 300 PPI, which ensures excellent visual comfort.

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 3 in two different variants, just like it did with the Galaxy S4. The variants look 100% identical from the outside but from the inside have different SoC. Samsung has packed the Galaxy Note 3 with top of the line components, consisting of the newly announced Exynos 5420 Octa-Core CPU based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology with Quad Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.9GHz and Quad Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz and 6-Core Mali-T628 GPU running at 600MHz or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core CPU with a clock speed of 2.3GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU running at 450MHz (Depending on the Market). Also, the Galaxy Note 3 is the world’s first mobile device to be equipped with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note 3 with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash, Galaxy Note 3 enables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives, even in low light and active situations. Now the interesting part. The Galaxy Note 3 can record videos in Ultra High Definition (4K) at 30 FPS, Smooth Motion (FHD 60FPS) and Slow Motion (HD 120FPS). The newly announced Note 3 also features a 2 Megapixel front facing camera with Smart Stabilization, and can record video in Full HD (1080p) at 30 FPS.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 delivers a new premium look and feel. Samsung has finally ditched the HyperGlaze layer which it has been using on top of the plastic back covers since the release of the Galaxy S III.  Samsung has instead opted for a soft and textured-touch back cover and delicate stitching. It also features a serration pattern on the side of the device that evokes a connection to the timeless and enduring strengths of classic notebooks and planners.

On the software side, the Galaxy Note 3 comes pre-installed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Samsung has introduced a ton of new S-Pen optimized features, Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input. Samsung has kept all the smart camera modes from the Galaxy S4 and have added some new ones as well:  Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect.

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In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Note 3 offers WiFi 802.11ac support on top of the usual a/b/g/n, and an IR blaster is included for remote control access using Samsung’s WatchON service. NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE are included, and it’s got MHL 2.0 and is able to use a standard MHL connector. There are a ton of sensors on the device too, including: Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Gesture, Temperature & Humidity sensor, Hall Sensor.

Dimension-wise, the Galaxy Note 3 is 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm and weighs 168g. The Galaxy Note 3 comes in 2 storage options: 32GB and 64GB. The storage is also expandable via a MicroSD Slot. The device is comes in two different colour variants, Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink. Though, more colours would be added as the year progresses. Samsung has announced all new Flip Cover and S View Cover for the Galaxy Note 3 as well.
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  1. Amazing!
    I want to see what all you haters will come up with, bashing its premium feel. You asked for metal and they delivered leather!

    • You call that leather? It’s plastic and it’s even worse than Hyperglaze. And faux stitches? Gotta be kidding me. CHEAPSUNG, again and again.

      • You actually expect it to be real leather? It will get dirty and ripped! It’s a mobile device, not a luxurious furniture piece. The hardened back is an improvement and not a fingerprint magnet

    • true dat :)

    • It’s not leather.

  2. 4K Video at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps..! Incredible!!!

    • Epic!! Can’t wait for the GALAXY S5 to have that with 4K OLED Display!

  3. Smart Stabilization = Hardware Stabilization?

    • Maybe another word of saying Optical Image Stabilization?

      • I doubt it. If Samsung has hardware stabilization they would have said it out load already. When they don’t mention Optical Image Stabilization, i’d guess the Smart Stabilization is just software stabilization.

  4. I wonder now if people prefer metal or leather :D

    • Metal gets scratched. Leather gets dirty. Let’s swap to plastic. lol

    • we have to see how durable leather can be (doesnt wear out quickly etc..)

    • Both! Is it true that the Galaxy Note 3 rims this time uses metal?

  5. It’s awesome how samsung takes a look at the advantages of other devices and comes up with something equal or even better.
    for example the htc one was better in terms of build quality and sound;
    so they made the device from leather and added 24bit 192mhz audio.
    while i own an htc one i truly salute samsung for its aweseme devices and marketing. (‘-’)7

  6. SAMMOBILE can you find out if samsung is going to offer a bundle for savings 299 for the gear and 799 for the note 3 is kinda high

  7. now the point is what about note2 4.3 update they said that s4 n s3 4.3 update will be seeding in october n they left note2 behing??

  8. What about the fingerprint sensor?

  9. What about fingerprint reader?

  10. Haters will always hate, that’s their “job”, LOL!!!!!!

  11. they all wer the false rumours even the watch dont run on android :/ it has 512ram n 832mhz processor

  12. they all wer the false rumours even the watch dont run on android :/ it has 512ram n 800mhz processor

  13. Premium feeling here we go (Leather) :)

    • It’s not leather.

      • @anozawa go buy yourself an iPhone and rest in peace….

      • Lol not Leather. Have you seen it in real life?

  14. Leather its good…you will feel less hot then the plastic from the S4…yes HOT..because a CPU like that with 3GB of ram … It will be hot… I hope Note 3 comes with Dreamweaver or a Visual Studio , and there I will not use my Qosmio anymore…kkkk..Now seriously…It’s a cute phone and a funny clock to work with. I think the price will be to high , I will wait to see it personaly, and if the the Gear works with Note 3 ,S4 and Note 10.1, why are you talking that it doesn’t run on android? Its IOS or windows 8? If it works only with Android phones it’s a android based software….Finaly, this phone as lots of very cute software features, I like them. But all this is just to skip the failure of Samsung ,not anouncing any foldable screen smartphone, the so called YOUM … So I hope they get it first then others…

  15. really like this case, want something like that for my S3, current flip cover sux IMHO

  16. I didn’t like the “leather” back cover. I will probably get a third-party metal case on eBay.

    • @anozawa go buy yourself an iPhone and rest in peace….

  17. I have never understood the love affair with metal backs or the dislike of plastic as “cheap”. The quality of plastic used in smartphones is far from the cheap plastics of years ago. What they do is make the phone much lighter which for someone like me who carries it in my shirt breast pocket is a big plus. The fact that I can remove and refix this “cheap” plastic back multiple times speaks of quality not rubbish and moreover it is easily replaceable if it does get scratched. The new back is still (I hope) plastic but with a different texture and design less prone to finger marks.

    I do try not to throw my phone around but if I do drop one then I would almost rather it broke so I could get a new one on the insurance rather than have a dented case. That said I have dropped my S3 half a dozen times and no marks to show so far

  18. Goodbey Note III, welcome Nexus 5 or LG G2. No matter the hardware, the software will speed, fluidity and user xperience. Btw NOT a Samsung hater, just a dissapointed costumer.

  19. Left out: will kill speed,fluidity and speed.

  20. Bravo Samsung! Bravo! Proves to haters, being metal addicts, that Samsung can definitely ditch their Polycarbonate (PLASTIC) chassis build for a more premium feel this time!

    Got some questions that needs to be answered:

    1. Is the “Leather-like” back cover removable? So we could add the micro SD/Sim & the Battery?

    2. Is the rims around the phablet metal this time? Or is it Polycarbonate with serrated lines?

  21. Awesome truelly best to buy….if wanted a big screen..huge n enough to capable all stuff…NOTE 3 will never let us down doinnnn any stuff

  22. THE BACK OF THE PHONE IS PLASTIC! THE SILVER RIM AROUND THE PHONE IS PLASTIC!

    Please, for the love of God, stop with the metal and leather talk!

    • Well duh?!
      Imagine the price of this phone if it used real leather and high quality metal. I guess you are all Arabian Sheikhs in here.

  23. Well as a GNOTE II user I could say that, it’s not groundbreaking but innovations has been made in the Gnote III yeah.. Well btw, 4.2.2 Android has started in Chinese LTE edition of Note II GT-N7108D , we are still waiting for the update, if not i’m not gonna ever buy a samsung phone…

    • I think samsung said that international s3 and note 2 were skipping 4.2.2 and will go straight to 4.3…the note 2 will probably get it a bit later as I suspect most of the note 3 features will be brought down but they probably going to delay the update so note 3 has exclusive features for a while and therefore more people are likely to jump to the note 3..same thing happened when note 2 came out,note 1 got update fairly later than s2 but did get note 2 features.

      • I agree wid u but after watching that 6 mins promo video about the features we cant just wait for that update :’(

  24. @sammobile do you know if this faux leather back will be available for the galaxy s4? Am sure there will be 3rd parties trying to imitate it soon but having an official faux leather back available for the s4 would be nice.

  25. i have noticed 4 cons :

    1. no OIS

    2. only 3200 mAh battery (i was spected to be at least 3500 mAh in this huge 5.7” phablet !!! LG G2 put 3000 mAh only in 5.2” phone)

    3. all the samsung smartphone build really cheap plastic,thats can broken easily.

    4. less pixel density 386ppi than other compitetor.( barely can see on sunlight)

    why samsung doesn’t listen this things ?

  26. galaxy note 3 is really the return of the king truly masterpiece in everyway
    after using note 1 for years it is time to taste the king

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