Samsung unveils Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 at IFA

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 at IFA

Samsung has lifted the cover of its new Galaxy series, the Galaxy Note 3 and a new Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. Both devices were announced at the press event at IFA 2013.

The device measures pretty same as the Note II at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, despite the fact that the device has larger screen and the device weighs in at 168g that is reasonable. The new Galaxy Note 3 has got a stitched leather cover to protect and keep the device neat.  Samsung will offer cases in nine different colors.

The new Galaxy Note 3 comes in various colors and a new S Pen with improved functionality such Smart Freedom. The screen offers 5 new option for the S Pen once you press its button, which includes Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window. The feature offers enhanced Multi Window mode, which lets you switch between applications without having to close the window.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is powered by a 1.9 GHz Exynos 5 Octa or 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset and sports a 5.7″ Full HD Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM you will never be run out of memory while multitasking, and 32/ 64 GB storage option with microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB.

The Galaxy Note 3 has a 13 MP camera on the back which ensures high quality images  and high-CRI LED flash. The device can shoot videos at 4K Ultra HD or 1080p videos with a staggering 60 fps speed. The device also features a Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) as you seen on the LG G2.

For connectivity, the Galaxy Note III has a 6 different LTE bands apart from usual connectivity features such as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0, IR LED, and MHL 2.0 port for wired connectivity.

Powering all this stuff is a massive 3200 mAh battery that should be more than enough for a phablet. The Samsung claimed a 40% more video playback than its predecessor.

If you are already impressed and want to grab one, start saving some buck since the device release date is September 25th, with a simultaneous launch in more than 140 countries. Release date for the US is not sure, but expected to hit the market later this year via carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 comes with a pretty solid update. Samsung says  that there will be free content and features like New York Times, Evernote and others.  Design-wise, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 also has the stitching leather look just like the Galaxy Note III.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is powered by a  1.9GHz Octa Core processor (2.3GHz in the LTE model ) and the same 3 GB of RAM. The device will be available in three model of storage options, which include  16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage and the device certainly features a microSD card slot to expand the memory further.

The tablet sports a  10.1 inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution that is a huge leap from its predecessor which only has 1280×800 display. The pixel density on the 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 has certainly doubled to 299PPI.  One the back lies an 8MP camera and a 2MP snapper on the front for video call purpose.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 packs a larger 8220mAh battery  but Samsung was able to trim down its size. now measures at 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9mm and weighs in at 535g.

In terms of software, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 will be running on Android 4.3 and could get updated to the Android 4.4 KitKat. Most importantly, the Samsung has made an exclusive redesign of the official Twitter app that is expected to look good on the 10.1 inch tablet.

As long as it is Galaxy Note, the device certainly features the S Pen and all the other improvements announced for the Galaxy Note III, which includes new S Pen, enhanced multi-window functionality and Samsung KNOX feature.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 will be available in three models and 7 colors, Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G, and Wi-Fi and LTE and first, the device will only be available in Black and white and other 5 colors will come later.

Even though the device is touted as 2014 edition, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to hit the market in October 2013. Unfortunately no specific release date or price was revealed.

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