Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2
World smartphone leader, Samsung on Monday announced that it would host a big company event in Berlin on 4 September which many believe it to be the launch pad for the most anticipated Galaxy Note 3 phablet.Samsung Mobile/Twitter

The 'Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2' event in Berlin finally witnessed the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

"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." said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics.

"Samsung GALAXY Gear frees users from the need to constantly check their smart devices while maintaining connections. It provides what we call 'smart freedom,' by allowing users to choose how, why, when and where they are connected," he further commented on the new wearable device.

As expected, Galaxy Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD display and runs on the latest Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS with 3GB RAM. It houses a 13.0-megapixel camera on the rear side with Smart Stabilizations and CRI LED flash and also have the capability to record Ultra HD video (4K resolution-3840x2160p) recording at 30 fps and a 2.0-megapixel camera on the front with full HD video recording ability.

Samsung will sell Galaxy Note 3 in two variants - a 4G-LTE model which will be powered by 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor with Adreno 330 GPU, and a 3G compatible model with Samsung's very own Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor (with quad-core processors-A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz) in different markets.  

Like its predecessors, the new phablet will come with S Pen functionality. It features Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip and Direct Pen Input.

Samsung Galaxy Gear:

The second attraction at the Samsung event was the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the first ever wearable device to roll out from the South Korean company. It sports a 1.3-inch Super AMOLED touch screen with 320x320p resolution and houses 512MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt memory and a 1.9-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and auto-focus to record HD 720p video.

The smartwatch is powered by an 800 mAh processor backed by a Li-Ion battery with 315 mAh.

Other key features include safety assistance, wherein a user when faced with an emergency situaion just has to press the power button three times. The smartwatch will automatically send the user's location data to a pre-designated set of people through SMS. Other features include the Evernote watch app which captures an image and set it as remainder, the e-Bay app which complete all transactions in real time and the MyFitness Pal which tracks the user's nutrition and exercise routines.

One striking feature is that the user can take calls on the Galaxy Gear without having to hold the smartphone through S voice functionality.

Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear will be launched in more than 140 countries, simultaneously, on 25 September. However the price of the devices are still under wraps.

Along with Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet device.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 3:


Samsung Galaxy Note 3


5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD Display


Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS


4G-LTE variant -2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and other 3G variant will pack Samsung's in-house built Exynos 5420 Octa-core processor (in India)



Storage capacity

32GB and 64GB + microSD card, memory can be further expandable up to 64GB


Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, auto-focus, LED flash (High CRI), Ultra HD video (4K resolution-3840x2160p) recording at 30 fps

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, full HD 1080p video recording


3200 mAh


 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (HT80),Bluetooth v4.0 (LE), IR LED (Remote control),MHL v2.0,GPS/GLONASS,NFC

S-pen functionalities

Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input


151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm


168 g


Not Revealed

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Gear:


Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700)


1.3-inch Super AMOLED touch screen with 320x320p resolutions

Key Apps

Safety assistance : in case on emergency, user just have to press power button three times continuously, and smartwatch will automatically sends users location data to pre designated set of people through SMS, Evernote watch app allows user to capture image and set as remainder, e-Bay app(lets user to complete all transaction in real time), MyFitness Pal tracks users' nutrition and exercise routines


800 MHz processor




4GB internal memory


1.9-megapixel camera with BSI Sensor with auto-focus and sound & shot feature. HD 720p video recording feature


Li-Ion battery with 315 mAh


Bluetooth v4.0 with BLE,  2 x microphones and 1 x speaker


Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.


56.11 x 36.8 x 11.1 mm


73.8 g


expected to be around ₹45,000 to ₹60,000