Galaxy Gear Compatibility to be Extended to Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and 5 More Devices by October End, Confirms Samsung
Smartphone leader, Samsung today confirmed that the company would roll-out new software update to make at least a five more Galaxy devices compatible to the smartwatch Galaxy Gear by the end of this month.Samsung Mobile India/Facebook

South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung has begun taking pre-orders for the company's recently unveiled flagship gadgets - Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch in India.

Samsung's official e-store has opened the windows for Indians to book the new Galaxy Gadgets. Prospective buyers have been given the option to book both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear for ₹2,000 as pre-advance amount, or book only Galaxy phablet (if the consumer is not interested in the combo deal with smartwatch) for the same pre-advance amount. However, the company is still tight-lipped on the final prices of the devices.  

[To Pre-book both the Galaxy devices, Click Here. To book only the Galaxy Note 3, Click Here]

The pre-orders of the devices began just a couple of days after Samsung India sent out invites to select media houses for an event scheduled on 17 September in Delhi.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 

Samsung's new Galaxy phablet flaunts a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with full HD 1920x1080p display resolution and runs on the latest Android mobile OS v4.3 Jelly Bean. Thanks to new Android OS, the phablet is the first device in the Galaxy smartphone family to be compatible with Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

It is reported the new smartwatch will be compatible with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 once Android v4.3 OS update is released for the devices.

Keeping India's 3G network-connectivity in mind, Samsung is also releasing Galaxy Note 3 variant with company's very own manufactured chipset, Exynos 5420 Octa-Core (it has two quad-core processors-A15 1.9 GHz and A7 1.3 GHz) with 3GB RAM, a sumptuous physical memory enough to run 3D and any processor-intensive games smoothly.  

The new phablet flaunts a 13.0-megapixel camera on the rear side with ability to record 4K resolutions Ultra HD video (3840px2160p) at 30 fps and full HD video at 60 fps speed. It also features LED flash (High CRI) support to enable users to get good quality srisp pictures under low-light environment. On the front side, it houses a 2.0-megapixel secondary camera with full HD 1080p video recording capability.

Galaxy Note 3 will come with S Pen stylus functionalities featuring 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 new smartwatch comes with a 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 320x320p resolutions and features a 1.9-megapixel camera having BSI sensor and auto-focus capable of recording HD 720p video.  

In terms of internal hardware, Galaxy Gear packs 800 mAh processor paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB memory. It is powered by a 315 mAh Li-Ion battery.

The Safety assistance application found in the smartwatch will come in handy for women (especially in India). In times of emergencies, users can press the power button of Galaxy Gear thrice (continuously), and smartwatch will quickly shoots user's geographical location data to pre designated set of contacts via  SMS.

Other mentionable character of the Galaxy Gear is that user can answer call directly on the smartwatch without pulling out the smartphone from the pocket. It comes with two microphones and a speaker, and features Bluetooth v4 LE and S voice functionality to connect to the smartphone.

Currently the smartwatch will be compatible with only Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) tablet but it will be compatible with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 once Android v4.3 update is released to the devices next month.

Both Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear are already up for pre-order in US and UK at online retail shops.

After evaluating the prevailing prices seen in these markets, one can expect Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to be priced around ₹45,000 to ₹60,000 in India, whereas the smartwatch Galaxy Gear may come with a price-tag ranging between ₹25,000 and ₹30,000. Both the devices are expected to hit retail stores on 25 September.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 3:


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N009) in India


5.7-inch (5.68-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), UHD -4K resolutions (3840x2160p) 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


Expected to be around ₹48,000 and ₹60,000

(expected 32GB model price- ₹47,990)

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 and is capble of recording HD 720p video


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 ₹25,000 and ₹30,000 in India