When Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note a couple of years ago I scoffed at the idea of such a large screen. However after playing with one I ended up buying the Note and really enjoyed the large screen and only recently replaced it with a Nexus 4. Today Samsung have announced the 3rd generation of the phablet, a 5.7 inch full HD 1920×1080 Android phone that is slightly larger but lighter than the Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 3 comes in LTE and 3G versions,32GB and 64BG editions and has a 13 megapixel rear camera, SD Card Slot, 3200mAh battery and a new soft textured back cover running Android 4.3. There is also the S Pen which can be uses with the note taking apps, I rarely used my pen but it’s handy for taking notes on it. Samsung also have a number of apps in addition to standard Android, there are apps like My Magazines which seems to be a custom version of Flipboard, Multi-Windows support with drag and drop and note taking apps that sync with Evernote.
The Note 3 will be available September 25th in the UK and Europe with the US following on later in the year.
More details available from Samsung:
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 comes with a wider (5.7inch) full HD Super AMOLED display, yet slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168g) hardware design, and more powerful and longer lasting (3,200mAh) battery. Also, equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 enables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives, even in low light and active situations.
In addition to meaningful technological advancements, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a new premium look and feel. Expanding on the modern Samsung GALAXY design approach, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds a soft and textured-touch back cover and delicate stitching.
It also features a serration pattern on the side of the device that evokes a connection to the timeless and enduring strengths of classic notebooks and planners. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be available in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink. In order to encourage its customers to express their personality and taste, Samsung will also offer exchangeable back covers in dozens of additional colors at launch.
A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces users to Air Command, a palette of five powerful features that truly make tasks easier and faster. With the Air Command feature, there is no need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus. The Air Command feature provides access to the following key functions:
*Action Memo allows users to handwrite a note, and automatically execute a function or convert that handwritten information into formatted content. Action Memo can instantly initiate a call, add to contacts, look up an address on a map, search the web, save a task to a to-do list, and more
*Scrapbook enables users to organize or track down content and information from various sources including the web, YouTube and Gallery in one place so that users can easily look back at collected content all at once. When consumers save content for future use, Scrapbook also collects source material or URLs allowing them to easily refer back to the original source.
*The Screen Write feature captures the full screen image of the current page on the device and allows users to write comments or additional information onto the captured image.
*S Finder allows users to expansively search for content on their device regardless of the type. By putting in keywords or filters such as date, location, and content type, users can search related documents, events, communication threads, and even the Help page – all in one place. In addition, users can also search for hand-written content in their Notes and memo applications, as well as symbols and formulas.
*Pen Window allows users to use the S Pen not only for drawing sketches or writing notes, but now also for opening a small application window for a true multitasking experience. Simply by drawing a window of any size, anywhere on the screen, users can easily and quickly open another application window such as YouTube, calculator or Browser without pausing current activity on the screen.
For more advanced note-taking, the new S Note presents a comprehensive solution that enables consumers to easily write, organize, edit and browse notes with a user-friendly interface and the Easy Chart feature.
The new S Note can also be synced with Evernote or a Samsung account and be enabled for accessing and viewing from different devices. Furthermore, when a user wants only a certain part of an image to be taken from the web or Note 3 content, the advanced new
Easy Clip feature allows them to roughly draw around the desired image and then it converts that content into a more precisely cropped image.
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