Samsung Unpacked 2013: Episode 2

Samsung Unpacked 2013

It's been a long time coming, but finally Samsung has unveiled its Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in a truly spectacular show in Berlin. And boy do they look good.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

We have been speculating about the Galaxy Note 3 now for months, but we couldn't have foreseen the array of features and specs that the device actually dons. 

Pen Window deals with multitasking in a way that no smartphone or tablet has done before. If you're busy reading data and need, for example, do some sums, simply open up the calculator app in a separate window whilst still displaying your original file on screen. 

Multi Vision is also a cool feature which follows on from the S4's Group Play application. Rather than placing multiple devices together to amplify sound, Multi Vision allows you to get a bigger picture, quite literally. By placing numerous Note 3s together, you can project any image to create one huge picture.

Specs

Camera

  • 13MP rear facing camera and 1.9MP front-facing lens
  • Video output: 1080p with 60fps
  • 4K video available in some models
  • High CRI LED flash and Smart Stabiliser for low light conditions

Hardware

  • 3GB RAM
  • 3200mAh battery (40% more video playback than Note 2, which equates to 4 more hours of battery life!)
  • 2.3GHz quad-core processor (LTE version) or 1.9GHz Octacore processor (3G version)

The device is also said to be available in all major markets by the end of this month!

Samsung Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is Samsung's first smartwatch, and has been rumoured for some time. The device, according to Samsung, is comfortable, wearable and designed for everyone in mind.

The watch is made of stainless steel, but it allegedly very light, and will be available in a variety of 6 colours.

Using the Galaxy Gear (as demonstrated on stage) is very easy, with simple swipe movements allowing you to navigate around the device.

Smart Relay

After glancing at your watch to read a notification or message, you might want to see things on a larger screen. With Smart Relay, your smartphone, which is automatically connected with the watch, will automatically sync with the Galaxy Gear, displaying exactly what you see on your wrist, but on a larger screen.

Multi-tasking

If you want to make a call, simply hold the watch up to your ear in the same position you would make a call with a traditional phone. As demonstrated on stage, the watch makes making phone calls when you're otherwise tied up an easy task.

Camera

What might surprise you about the device is that it can take photos in one easy movement. Simply swipe down on the smartwatch's screen and shoot photos; never miss a moment by fumbling in your pocket to reach your phone in time, with the Galaxy Gear it's always ready to go when you are.

The Galaxy Gear also features an array of Samsung-built apps, to ensure you're not left behind.

Specs

  • 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen
  • 800GHz single core processor
  • in-built pedometer
  • 25+ hours of battery life

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

Last but not least, Samsung unveiled the 2014 edition of its Galaxy Note 10.1.

The key differences between the device and its predecessor include:

  • thinner at just 7.9mm thick
  • lighter at 535g
  • 2560 x 1600 Ultra HD display
  • Feature My Magazine app, Samsung Hub (the first time for tablets), Air Command, the S Pen, Sketchbook Pro for Galaxy 

Specs

  • 2.3GHz Quad-core processor (LTE version) and a 1.9GHz Octacore processor (3G version)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 8MP rear cmera and a 2MP front facing lens
  • Jelly Bean 4.3

The device will also benefit from offering a whole host of partner apps to enhance entertainment and productivity for absolutely free.

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For a video demo of all of these devices, follow Mobilephones.com on Twitter and Facebook when we'll be getting on our hands on the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3 ourselves LIVE from Berlin.

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