Overnight at IFA, Samsung announced a trio of new products, including updates to the Galaxy Note lines and its first smartwatch.
The Galaxy Note 3 runs on a 2.3GHz quad-core processor (or 1.9GHz Octacore for the 3G variant only) with 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, CAT4 LTE, 64GB of memory and, as is usual for Note devices, a hefty battery — 3200mAh to be precise.
We also won’t have to wait that long to actually get the Note 3, with Gizmodo reporting that it’ll hit all three main Aussie carriers in late September.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (yeah, that’s a catchy name) is, more or less, the Note 3 with a much larger screen and battery for the tablet crowd.
The Galaxy Gear is the device that’ll grab the headlines, though; a smartwatch with a 1.63-inch SuperAMOLED (320×320) display that hooks into the Note 3 — and, it’s promised, other Samsung phones in the near future — for running apps, sharing notifications and even taking calls. I’m a little wary of the aspect of holding a watch up to my face for taking calls, but it could catch on. The Galaxy Gear doesn’t appear to have a firm timeline for Australian availability, with suggested American pricing at $US299.
The Verge has a nice four minute rundown of the entire event if you’re curious as to how these things run.