The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a leather-like covering on the back of the phablet.
Samsung, feeling in the pink, made its popular phablet screen even bigger, unveiling the new Galaxy Note 3 with a 5.7-inch display, and a new color choice: pink, in addition to black and white.
The screen on the current Galaxy Note 2 is 5.5 inches. Despite the bigger screen size with the new Note, the width of both phablets remains the same (80.5 mm), Samsung said Wednesday at a product unveiling at IFA in Berlin. The Galaxy Note 3 goes on sale Sept. 25 worldwide.
Samsung says it has managed to pack more in the Note 3, including a better battery. The choice of pink as a color for the combination smartphone and tablet likely reflects its popularity with women (although many of us really do like steel gray and black, thank you).
The Galaxy Note 3 is also lighter — 168 grams — compared to the Galaxy Note 2, which is 182.5 grams.
The Galaxy Note 3 will include a 13-megapixel camera. The phablet's screen, like its predecessor's, will be high-definition at 1080p. The revamped S Pen stylus that is used to write on the device should give users better control, Samsung says.
Samsung also unveiled its Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), as it's called. The tablet will have an 8-megapixel camera and LED flash. The front-facing camera for video chat is 2 megapixels. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to be available later this fall.
The Galaxy Note 3 and the Note 10.1 will use Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), accompanied, of course, by Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.
First published September 4 2013, 11:46 AM