Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note III
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    As you've no doubt picked up on by now, there's a whole lot about Huawei's new Ascend Mate2 4G that reminds us of last year's model. Don't get us wrong – there a number of noteworthy improvements – but with the same-sized display and and very similar external dimensions, these two are clearly fruit form the same tree. Last year, when we were first introduced to the original Ascend Mate, we felt compelled to see how the handset measured up against the phablet du jour, Samsung's Galaxy Note II. Well, with one more year under our belts there's a new king of phablet mountain to size-up ...

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    Samsung always outsells Apple's iPhone when it introduces the latest Galaxy flagship; that's mainly because their announcement and availability policies are leapfrogging, so it's just normal for the newest Android to perform better than the older iPhone. ...and then the iPhone outsells the usually six-seven-month old Android when it is introduced, so there's really nothing to be surprised about when it comes to the chart below. Regardless of who's on the top spot at any moment, Samsung and Apple are comfortably leading the pack; when it comes to the beginning of Q3 2013 though, Apple ...

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    So the Galaxy Note 3 has launched, and I use that term appropriately, since several aircraft could conceivably launch from it. We already covered our first impressions during our live hangout (some more silently than others). Of course we have a bevy of coverage already released and more to come. Overall, we were pretty impressed by what we saw. Specifically, we were ecstatic by the lack of tap-dancing children. So, well done Samsung. But beyond all that, Samsung managed to do what they failed to do in Unpacked, Episode 1. They really did go big this time around, and I'm not just talking ...

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    Samsung has just unwrapped its new phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note 3, and there's no denying that if you didn't look closely at it, it would be hard to tell it apart from its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S 4. For many, that's actually a good thing, since those who actually like the looks of the Galaxy S 4 will be well served by the added note-taking functionality of Samsung's approach to a phablet. So is your next purchase the Galaxy Note 3, or would you rather stick to something that you can go pick-up at a store tomorrow with the Galaxy S 4? Don't worry, we've got your back. In this ...

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    If you're a company making a new phablet, you're not looking to one-up LG and its Optimus G Pro or Sony and its Xperia Z Ultra: you want to be the one coming out with the next Galaxy Note. Luckily for Samsung, it actually does to get to be the one bringing the Galaxy Note 3 to market, and we just saw the manufacturer formally announce the handset a little earlier today in Berlin. While what we saw failed to live up to every rumor (no fingerprint scanner), there was still plenty to be excited about: a new, larger, 5.7-inch 1080p screen while keeping the phablet's profile essentially ...

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    Samsung and Sony are throwing today's big IFA press events, and while Sony's conference had a bit of the air let out on it thanks to full details on the Xperia Z1 and Cyber-shot QX-series cameras leaking, Samsung still has some surprises up its sleeve. For all we've seen of Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear leaks, there have still been a whole lot of unknowns, but that's exactly why we came to Berlin in the first place: to get answers about new hardware. Sure enough, Samsung got things underway with CEO JK Shin introducing the Galaxy Note 3. He started getting into specs a little, talking ...

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    It's finally that time of year for the city of Berlin to take over the world of Mobile Technology through their yearly IFA event. In the past, it was just another event where we had no clear expectations, but in the last two years, it's been about Samsung, and more specifically about their new iterations of the Galaxy Note smartphones. The Samsung Unpacked event happens tomorrow at 1PM Eastern, and aside from all the hands-on coverage that both Michael and Anton will get us from the show floor, we'll also cover the event live through our usual Editorial Roundtable. We still don't have ...

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    That's right, it's about that time for IFA 2013 to happen, and you can bet we'll be covering every inch of the show floor in Berlin. This has historically been the event for phablets, and a couple of other surprises. Whether it's LG, HTC, Sony or Samsung, there is a lot to expect from this event in both old and new categories. One of these new and emerging categories is the smart watch, and we know the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be a device we'll be covering extensively. Make sure you share your thoughts and predictions on what you expect to see at this event as well, and stay tuned for tons ...

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    Is the fabled 3GB RAM smartphone destined to remain a dream? For all the talk the idea gets, we really haven't seen anything come of it. There was the theory that the LG G2 might usher in the era of such memory capacity, but we ultimately saw it go the 2GB route, instead. And there was the Ubuntu Edge, which would have packed a hefty 4GB of memory, but that project has already folded. That's left the Galaxy Note III as the best contender, and with its launch almost certainly occurring this Wednesday, we'll have the full story on its hardware shortly. In the meantime, a new leak offers a ...

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    Four more days is what we all have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy Note III becomes official. It has been one of the most leaked Samsung phones out there and today we're getting an image that is claimed to be the upcoming phablet's wallpaper. Even if it will not be the default one, or even included, it's a nice colorful image that will look good on your screen. Grab the original file from here. On a related note, the phablet follow-up is allegedly the phone in the image below. Of course, there's an aspect ratio, or perspective action going on, as the device appears to be wider than it ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note III will be announced on September 4 in Berlin; that's a certainty! Also certain are some of its upcoming specifications, judging by previous models, their relationships with the S-line, and Samsung's general policy on devices. We've already seen the purported white face of the phablet but what nobody seems to know at the moment is when exactly will the Note III become available? According to the image above, a purported still snapped off of a Three UK internal document that seems to hint that Samsung's 2013 phablet will land, at least on the British carrier, on ...

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    It may not be quite the free-for-all that we've been seeing with the iPhone 5S and 5C, but there have been a good number of rumors associated with Samsung's Galaxy Note III, and just the other day we got a nice look at a leaked front panel for the upcoming phablet. That was a very interesting find, letting us do some comparisons to the Note II, but it sure won't be the only color option the Note III gets at launch. Besides the black front panel we saw, we've heard of plans for a white GN3, and today we get to take a look at a matching white front panel. Don't let those black bits confuse ...

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    It's the show that kicks off the fall season in consumer electronics and mobile technology, and we're going to be there, as always, to cover it. But IFA 2013 is next week - and last we checked our Novice's Guide to Chronometry and Basic Time Theory, there's a whole lotta time between this week and next. So let's fill it with speculation. Join Jaime Rivera, Taylor Martin, and Michael Fisher on a whimsical journey into the prospective future, as they bat around rumors and leaks concerning such luminaries as Samsung's Galaxy Note III, LG's new G Pad, a futuristic Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and ...

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    We had a first glimpse at the alleged front panel of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III and the internet is taking this a step further, with measurements, as well as comparisons to the current model. Let's start off with the measurements: those who claim access to the physical component state that, after measurements, the screen will be a 5.68-inch display, with 2.2mm bezels (the actual display is 1.8mm thick). How does that compare to the display of the Galaxy Note II? Check out the image below! As you can see, it is a tad taller and has more squared off corners. The bezel is definitely ...

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    What we have above, and below, is allegedly the front panel of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III. If this turns out to be the real deal, we're looking at more squared off corners, but, aside from that, we're still seeing the good old Samsung design, with the home button on the center of the bottom part. We're guessing capacitive buttons are a go, to its left and right, and the top features the webcam as well as places for the sensors. The report claims dimensions similar to the Note II, but with a larger screen (hence, smaller bezels). On a different, but still related note, Lee ...

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    There has been no shortage of Samsung Galaxy Note III rumors, the phablet expected to be launched at the September 4, pre-IFA, special event in Berlin. Most recently we've heard that this year's giant phone will not have an optical stabilized camera, but today's rumors are looking at the same imaging component. Citing unnamed sources, the Korea Economic Daily claims that the Galaxy Note III will have a 4K camera, delivering Ultra High Definition video. The spec might look good on paper, but you will definitely not take advantage of such video on a Full HD resolution screen. Maybe Samsung ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Honami mini that recently got leaked in photos. Then we go through more leaked information of Nokia's 10.1-inch project Sirius, which apparently is their Windows RT tablet. We later talk about Stephen Elop, and how he's a rumored probability for the position of CEO of Microsoft. Samsung is next as we go through the sad rumors of their 16 megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization. We end today's show talking about the leaked photos of a gray iPhone 5S. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Honami Mini leaked in ...

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    Optical stabilization is one of the big buzzwords for smartphone cameras this year, and we've seen the feature pop up in models like the LG G2, Samsung GS4 Zoom, and of course a number of Nokia Lumia models, which really brought the tech to our attention. Now a new rumor out of South Korea says that Samsung is looking to continue to embrace stabilization going forward, and has been working on a stabilized 16-megapixel imaging system for its future smartphones. Reportedly, Samsung had been intending to launch this new camera inside the Galaxy Note III, which we're expecting to see go ...

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    The date is set, the specs are all but confirmed, and we even heard chatter about color variants. The Samsung Galaxy Note III should see the light of day at the September 4, pre-IFA 2013 special event, in Berlin. According to recent reports from South Korea, the first four million units to be shipped will be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor, instead Samsung's own, octa-core (dual-quad-core) Exynos 5 CPU. Furthermore, from a total volume of 100%, the report claims that up to 70% of the units could be equipped with the Snapdragon 800 SoC, and only the rest will have the ...

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    Looking at some of the smartphone launches in recent history, as well as some of the rumored launches just around the corner, and we're definitely getting the impression of a trend towards more and more colorful options for these handsets. Obviously there's the Moto X leading the pack, and Apple's new iPhone 5C models should add some overdue splashes of color to the company's phones. Not everyone is quite so enthusiastic about giving users a lot of options, and the latest rumor to address the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III suggests that the initial color selection could be seriously ...

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    Let's face it, when Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note at IFA 2011, we all thought they were nuts. At a time when the most popular smartphone in the world had a 3.5-inch display, who was going to want to use that humongous thing that was almost twice its size? Well, as it turned out, a lot of people did. Regardless of the fact that screens were getting bigger in those days, the device was a full inch bigger than the already-big Galaxy S II, and people liked it. I know that not many people are fond of Samsung, but we've got to hand it to them for their expertise in experimenting ...

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    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how HTC is now joining forces with Robert Downey Jr. for its new marketing campaign. We also talk about the leaked press renders of the HTC One Max. BlackBerry is next as apparently their new strategy is to see if they can sell the company. We've got some leaked specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note III and some new features are promising. AllThingsD confirms that Apple's future iPhone event will begin on September 10th. We end today's show talking about Sony's new idea of bringing high-end camera accessories for their Xperia line-up. All this and ...

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    Overnight, we brought you a couple of the latest Samsung Galaxy Note III rumors, suggesting both that the phone would be one of the first to launch with Android 4.3, as well as that it might get a hefty 3450mAh battery. Now some new Note III rumors have hit our desk, though they don't quite align with all of that info. What we get is a limited spec breakdown between the Note III's SM-N900 and SM-N9005 variants – both model numbers we've associated with the phone. They claim that both handsets will indeed ship with Android 4.3, but that their batteries might see a more meager bump over ...

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    September 4 is the date when Samsung will be unveiling this year's Galaxy Note phablet, the Galaxy Note III. Android 4.3 is rumored to be on-board (as we've previously heard) and, while the information comes from a recent report, we'd be surprised if the Note III would ship with any other earlier version. On a related, this time, spec-note, the phablet is rumored to sport a 3,450mAh battery. The information is not confirmed but if accurate, the Note III will have a more than 10% larger battery rating than the Note II, at 3,100mAh. Whether the capacity-bump is needed for the extra specs ...

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