In evolving the Note line, Samsung says it’s attempted to make the phone “slimmer, lighter, faster, larger and better.” In addition to a larger screen with a “warm, textured” design, the Note 3 includes a new security system called Knox, which lets sensitive apps and data run in protected environment called the “container.”
Galaxy Note 3 specs:
- 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display with 368 ppi pixel density
- 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, or 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore depending on market
- Android 4.3
- 13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera
- 3GB RAM
- 32 or 64GB storage
- MicroSDXC card storage expansion
- Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11ac, LTE Category 4
- 3,200 mAh battery
- LED/IR combo
No information on Galaxy Note 3 availability just yet beyond the September 25 date, and the official Samsung press materials around the launch says only that it’ll make it out to all major U.S. carriers “later this year.”
The new Galaxy Note 3 features a design with extremely slimmer bezels and sharper angles on its rounded edges, marking a slight departure from Galaxy device design language thus far. It’s thinner than its predecessor and lighter (168g), despite offering a larger screen at 5.7-inches. It also offers more battery life than the Galaxy Note 2, and there’s a new and improved S Pen, too. Plus it supports faster, and more “seamless LTE” with multi-band support.
Samsung was emphasizing craftsmanship with the Galaxy Note, which features a stitched leather rear cover (available in black, white and pink). It also has a metallic rim running around the edge, and there’s a flip wallet accessory available in 10 different colors that also features a larger S View window cover for checking messages, making calls and accessing more info at a glance without having to activate the whole display.