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
13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera
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.
Thanks to a wealth of pre-release leaks, there’s not much we haven’t seen of the Sony Xperia Z1 (or “Honami”) at this point. But now there’s an official-looking render of the device to confirm what we’ve been seeing for the past few months — a phone very similar in design to the older Xperia Z, complete with hefty bezels.
The image from Chinese forum Digi-Wo shows the Z1 in the standard Sony tricolore — black, white and purple — the same colors used by the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra. The back of the purple device shows off one of the Z1’s most talked-about features, its 20-megapixel rear camera with Sony G Lens. On the inside, the Xperia Z1 is rumored to pack similar hardware to the Z Ultra — a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 GB of RAM and microSD expandability.
BERLIN (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a voice-controlled cameraas part of a fall lineup of consumer gadgets aimed at setting itself apart from rival Apple.
The South Korean electronics giant presented the 16-megapixel Galaxy Camera at the IFA tech show in Berlin on Wednesday.
It comes days after Samsung suffered a costly defeat in a patent dispute with Apple in the United States.
Samsung’s Galaxy Camera runs Google’s popular Android operating system, giving it features previously restricted to smartphones or tablet computers such as photo organizing, photo sharing and voice-control.