Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 3, a highly anticipated flagship smartphone and star of numerous rumors before the IFA 2013 announcement.
Some of the specs and features will sound familiar, given the plethora of Galaxy Note 3 reports out there, but not all the phone’s secrets were revealed before its formal debut.
As you can see in the available images here, the Galaxy Note 3 is similar to its predecessor when it comes to overall design, although the company does describe it as a “new design language.”
While the handset is still made of plastic, it has a faux leather effect (“a soft and textured-touch back cover”), with a similarly “faux” stitch (“delicate stitching”) around the edges. The cover is removable, and houses a user-replaceable battery. As for the screen, we’re looking at an edge-to-edge display – with slim bezels if you will – similar to what we’ve seen in recent leaks. The Home button is still in the picture.
Now let’s get to the actual specs:
- Size: 151.2 x 79.1 x 8.3mm (1mm narrower than the Galaxy Note 2)
- Weight: 168 grams (15 grams lighter than the Galaxy Note 2)
- 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
- 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor or 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa processor (1.9GHz quad-core A15 chip paired with 1.3GHz quad-core A7 chip)
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB/64GB of storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 13-megapixel camera with BSI Sensor, Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera with BSI sensor and Smart Stabilization
- Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
- GPS, GLONASS
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- IR support
- MHL 2.0 support
- 3200mAh battery
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top and plenty of new software features including Air Command and My Magazine in addition to other Samsung apps that are found on handsets like the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4
- New S Pen
As you can see, the Galaxy Note 3 wasn’t the best kept secret in the world when it comes to specs, but Samsung did manage to prevent picture leaks to a certain degree.
Stay tuned for more Galaxy Note 3 details in the following hours, including hands-on video coverage and comparisons to existing Android handsets.