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Coming to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular later this year

As expected, Samsung has in Berlin this evening at Unpacked officially introduced the Galaxy Note 3. The latest in the Note line will be available worldwide in over 140 countries beginning September 25, with an arrival on all 4 main U.S. carriers plus U.S. Cellular later on this year. Oh, and you'll be able to pick it up in black or white, or in some places even pink. Canadians will be able to find the Note 3 just about everywhere: Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and even Videotron, SaskTel, WIND, and Mobilicity. 

The Galaxy Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display, an increase on its predecessor, yet comes in slightly thinner and lighter than the Note 2 with a larger, 3200mAh battery. It's packing 3GB of RAM underneath alongside either a Snapdragon 800 or an Exynos Octa Core CPU depending on location, and whether or not you're wanting LTE. 

The real highlight of the Note 3 continues to be the S Pen, and Samsung has again incorporated a bunch of new stuff to do with it. A click of the S Pen's button while hovering over the display brings up the new Air Command menu, with 5 features including Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window. Multi Window now incorporates drag-and-drop, allowing you to move content between windows in just the same way you might on a regular computer. 

We've already had some quality time with the Galaxy Note 3, so be sure to check out our full first hands on with it. The official press release is right after the break. 

More: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Forum

Design the Story of your Life with Samsung GALAXY Note 3

Enhanced S Pen features and larger screen optimized for multitasking
provide a delightful mobile experience that brings passions to life

Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY Note 3, the latest update to the Note product line. The new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster.

GALAXY Note 3 makes your everyday life amazing

“We introduced the original GALAXY Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the GALAXY Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices and they want those new features to make their lives better,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung GALAXY Note 3 is a powerful, original approach that enables users to tell the stories of their lives through dynamic and seamless expressions of their passions across work, play and life experiences. With a simple click of the S Pen button, users can unlock opportunities for self-expression, features that transform everyday activities into extraordinary events and access to new experiences delivered to them on Note 3’s larger screen.”

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. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 offers the latest LTE technologies – CAT4 Carrier Aggregation and supports the greatest number of multiple frequencies. Incorporating the industry’s largest 3GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 3 also provides faster and more powerful performance.

Balancing GALAXY Note 3’s strength with artistic design

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.

Click S Pen to make life easier, faster and more exciting

The new S Pen reinvents and modernizes the classic note-taking experience by providing the ability to accomplish everyday tasks with just one click. The advanced S Pen is designed to be fully functional as a communication driver between the phone and the user by creating essential input and control features. It plays an integral role in how users interface with the device, making all daily routines easier.

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.

Larger Note screen delivers enriched viewing experience and enables you to do more

The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger screen and the increased size is matched with powerful improvements that allow users to fully utilize the additional screen space. The 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen provides a stunning and defined video viewing experience for watching Full HD content, distinct clarity for reading and an elegant canvas for content creation.

My Magazine provides a personalized news, social media, entertainment and in-the-moment content experience. Developed through a partnership with Flipboard, it offers an integrated content consuming experience in a modern and dynamic magazine-style layout.

The GALAXY Note 3 enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen.

With the new Multi Window, users can toggle seamlessly between applications without closing the window or opening a new page, allowing for enhanced productivity and collaboration across programs. Consumers can also run one application in two windows at the same time. For instance, users can read the news in one browser while conducting a web search in another, or send an instant message through ChatON to a friend while reading a message from another friend.
In addition, using Drag and Drop mode within the new Multi Window, users can easily drag and drop content such as a text or image from one window to the other in  an instant.
Pen Window from Air Command further enhances multitasking experience by allowing consumers to draw a window on the screen and launching popular applications while continuing current tasks on the GALAXY Note 3.

An improvement to Group Play, video sharing, is now available. Originally introduced along with the GALAXY S4, Group Play allows users to play the same music, to play games together, and to share documents. It now enables consumers to share videos and play content together with their friends simultaneously. Users can also connect up to five devices alongside each other to create a “big screen” viewing experience.

Samsung KNOX & Find My Mobile

The new GALAXY Note 3 comes with enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung KNOX. Users can activate Samsung KNOX with ease which allows them to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected execution environment called “container.” The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost. For instance, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries for data leakage due to hacking. In addition, users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as corporate email, contacts and calendar and allow the IT department to manage the container through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make the GALAXY Note 3 an ideal device for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work)

Furthermore, the GALAXY Note 3 is equipped with an improved Find My Mobile feature that allows users to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost. With the enhanced user authentication, the technology prevents stolen mobile phones from being reset to factory settings, and allows users to remotely track or erase the data from their lost or stolen mobile phones.

GALAXY Gear, the smart companion for GALAXY Note 3

Simultaneously announced with Samsung GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Gear is a new concept device that allows users to live life in the moment while staying connected. GALAXY Gear will notify users and give them quick previews of incoming texts, emails and more coming from GALAXY Note 3. It will provide a range of other valuable features and commands that extend the GALAXY Note 3 experience. When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can simply pick up their Samsung GALAXY devices and the Smart Relay feature will instantly reveal the full content on the screen. Together, GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear extend Samsung’s efforts to provide users with the opportunity to design their lives, to express their passions and to make everyday life more easy and enjoyable.

Available in 32GB or 64GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot, the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are set to launch starting from September 25 in more than 140 countries around the world. The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will also be available in the U.S. later this year on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.

The GALAXY Note 3 will be on display at the Samsung booth # 20 at IFA 2013, September 6 through September 11, 2013. Full details, video content and product images are available at  HYPERLINK "http://www.samsungmobilepress.com" www.samsungmobilepress.com or m.samsungifa.com.

 
There are 38 comments

mcgowan398 says:

Been waiting for this day since January

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seanjenkins says:

Good lord

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seanjenkins says:

New features that actually look useful. The thing they need to learn is to start phasing out the old ones that aren't

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RaiderWill says:

Zzz...

Why make this comment?

For a brighter tomorrow.

XavierMatt says:

I agree. Disappointed.

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worknman says:

Of course you're disappointed - it doesn't come in aluminum :P

MC_A_DOT says:

O_O I NEED THIS!

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the_icon12 says:

The screen looks like a cartoon. I don't like it...

lovin2act says:

Mine

wow nice.. awesome for those who are into all those features :)

jeddo45 says:

Holy snaps! Beast phone!

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reeper55 says:

I thought he said the U.S. was one of the countries getting it in September, did I hear that wrong?

barondebxl says:

YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! NOTE 3!!!!!

This is tempting that's for sure

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Habiib says:

So is the My magazine's functionality just like BlinkFeed?

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jaeskill says:

It looks like BlinkFeed if it were done correctly from the beginning... but I honestly didn't pay it much attention. It looks perdy though.

samsung copied magazine feature from HTC ONE Blink feed. noting special same old note 2. im waiting to see the HTC ONE MAX to decide

kevkavalier says:

I agree! Does the Note 3 have an IR blaster or not? They didn't mention any S4 type gesturing either.

alot of info is missing i hope android central can fill us in on the missing info. im not impressed its like same old note or s4 with just an added s-pen. at this point im looking to see the HTC ONE Max and maybe other phones to decide

Yes, it has an IR blaster.

Amir47 says:

proof? or are we supposed to trust some guy on the internet?

YzBrad99 says:

Look at pictures of the top of the device. Doesn't take a rocket scientist.

It's like the Note 2, but with a 3.

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Robbzilla says:

Time to put my money where my mouth is, I guess. Samsung will be financially rewarded for making a phone with a huge battery, SD card slot, and removable battery... As long as it comes to Sprint.

Come to daddy, my sweet...

xderiwx says:

Nice! Hopefully VZW pre-orders start soon. :)

Amir47 says:

LOL my magazine is a copy of blink feed

tx_tuff says:

The only thing that worries me is Samsung radios!! If this has the same radios as the S4 then it is a no go!

YzBrad99 says:

Those aren't Samsungs radios. Those would be Qualcomms.

tx_tuff says:

Ok I hope the Qualcomm radios that Samsung uses in the Note 3 are better than the Qualcomm radios they used in the S4, otherwise a no go.

Dplymkr88#AC says:

Could be worse, it could be the Gnex radios...

ronzkie21 says:

Where's richardyarrell to tell me how this phone pimp slaps everything else?

Raider Duck says:

He's busy cleaning the spooge off his monitor.

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return_0 says:

Dat RAM...

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DroidDavi says:

While i love my nexus 4 I really want a phone with a better camera . That with the removable battery and SD card this might be my next device

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ajones23 says:

Awesome phone, just what I expected.

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I am considering upgrading from my Note 2! More ram, better processor and knox security!

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