At the recently concluded IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Though the South Korean company didn’t reveal when it planned to bring the device to India, a couple of days back Samsung India sent an email inviting to the phablet’s launch in India. Moments ago, at an event in Delhi, the Galaxy Note 3 was officially launched for Rs 49,900 and will be available from September 25 onwards.
For those who missed out on seeing the device at IFA, here’s a short recap. The Galaxy Note 3 is thinner, lighter and has slimmer bezels than its predecessor. It also boasts a new and improved S Pen, which has a new Air Command feature that opens a palette of five tools to use the Pen better.
On the specifications front, it flaunts a 5.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED (1920×1080 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.9GHz eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset supplemented with a massive 3GB of RAM. Other features included are a 13-megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash, 1.9-megapixel front camera, a 3,200mAh battery and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.
Talking of the software on the phablet, there’s Android 4.3 Jelly Bean wrapped under Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and the Knox mobile security feature, which is basically the company’s enterprise and consumer security service.