For superphone nuts, this phablet is also turbo-charged across the board, with a more muscular processor, higher-resolution camera, oodles more RAM, and a (slightly) more capacious battery.
In addition to this display of hardware might, it's Samsung's ever-enhanced productivity tools that also separate this new Note from what came before. Clever additions make the stylus smarter than it's ever been.
Yet for bargain hunters hoping to scoop up a cheaper Note … Read more
Gear sports a 1.63-inch 320x320-pixel super AMOLED screen surrounded by a metal frame and includes a 1.9-megapixel camera embedded into the rubberized band. The strap itself is available in six different colors, including a beige option that features a champagne-toned metal frame rather than the standard silver. Gear is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.
The device will arrive in US stores in October, the same time as the Galaxy Note. The two products will be available in other countries September 25. It will retail for $299, Samsung said.
Some of the most noticeable changes for the devices come in their design. The Note 3 sports a slightly larger screen than its predecessor, and both devices feature a svelte, new leather-effect rear casing edged with stitching. While still made of plastic, the new design gives the devices a more premium appearance. Samsung's products have faced criticism in the past for looking too "plasticy" when compared … Read more
Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Telecommunications America, showed the devices during opening remarks at an event in New York's Times Square. He didn't provide any more details about them, but check back with CNET for full coverage.
"This is proof and [a] reflection that Samsung is truly relentlessly innovative in bringing first-to-market products and having the best mobile products in the marketplace," Lee said.… Read more
Samsung has become a marketing machine, something that has helped it overtake rivals as the world's biggest and most profitable handset vendor. But it also has had high-profile missteps. Case in point: March's Unpacked event to unveil the Galaxy S4.
Follow CNET's live coverage of Samsung Unpacked at IFA here, Wednesday, Sept. 4, starting at 9 a.m. PT. … Read more
Does Apple need a phablet? New figures from IDC make a compelling argument.
Devices with screen sizes of 5 inches to just under 7 inches, i.e., phablets, overtook shipments of portable PCs and tablets, overtaking each device category individually, in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) in the second quarter of 2013, IDC said Friday.
Device makers shipped 25.2 million phablets in the second quarter, compared with 12.6 million tablets and 12.7 million portable PCs, IDC said. That's almost more than both categories combined.
Need more proof? Phablet shipments in that market were up by 100 … Read more
As the days get shorter, the temperature cooler, and there's nothing good to watch on TV, it could only mean one thing: fall is upon us. And that means that Apple is about to announce its next iPhone.
And with an impending announcement comes a bevy of rumors. What size will it be? What shape? And mostly, what color? Sure, we've heard about the gold-colored iPhone, but what about a graphite-colored one? If these leaked pictures are to be believed, you might have some choices to make come September. … Read more
The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could be the first smartphone to boast Ultra High Definition video recording, reports The Korea Economic Daily (translate).
With only days left before the expected official IFA announcement, new rumors like this have bubbled to the surface.
According to the Korean news outlet, the phablet will be the first to offer 4K (3,840x2,160-pixel) video capture. What's more, the device is alleged to provide 24-bit/192KHz music playback, a step above the 16-bit audio found in previous generations.
While the Ultra HD video sounds fantastic, it's worth noting that there are … Read more
Buyers of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 3 may be able to pick up the biggie phone in pink -- at least if they can wait several week before snagging it.
The phone/tablet, or "phablet," will initially launch during the first week of September in black and white variations, according to SamMobile. It will then debut in pink by late October, the site said Friday, citing information from an inside source. The pink version of the Note 3 may or may not be exclusive to South Korea and Taiwan, SamMobile added.