Samsung has announced three new products at IFA today, the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Note 10.1. These are all big releases and Samsung seems to have put a good deal of time into designing them.
Starting with the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has developed a leather back for the device, similar to some of the covers users can buy from various third parties to cover their Note. This soft-touch back is a lot better than the plastic we are used to seeing from Samsung, but we question if it really radiates a “premium” quality.
Internals are as we expected, a 5.7-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 processor (depending on region), 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera with 4K video capabilities and the love-it-or-hate it S Pen. The 4K video capabilities is still a little ahead of its time, at least Samsung will offer larger storage options.
Onto the Galaxy Gear, the smartwatch set to redefine the idea of smartwatches. Samsung actually has not made a ugly device, for once. The Galaxy Gear has a metal front and rubber strap and it actually looks nice, like a normal watch with an advanced display.
On the front there is a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 AMOLED display and the Galaxy Gear can connect to phone calls through Bluetooth pairing. This may be a little bad for the battery and we have already heard the Galaxy Gear will get about 10 hours.
Last on the event list is the Galaxy Note 10.1, this is a revamp on the Note 10.1 line for 2014. Samsung has added a 2560 x 1600 display, the same as the one on the Nexus 10. Inside will be the Exynos 5 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.
All three of these devices will be coming worldwide and the Galaxy Gear will cost $299 at launch. The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to come on all four major carriers in the US and the Galaxy Note 10.1 has an LTE option as well, we may see an offer crop up to buy both for a discounted price.