Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
This is all from the event. On paper, both Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear look fantastic gadgets. But much will depend on their price. We will take a look at the device when they launch in India after a few weeks.
11:41 PMGalaxy Gear specifications: Made of steel, 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, 320 x 320 pixels resolution, a single-core 800MHz Exynos processor, can make and receive calls, can click photos. Compatible with Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.
11:39 PMGalaxy Note 3 specifications: 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED screen with FullHD resolution, 3GB RAM, 2.3GHz quad-core processor (in India we will get the model with 1.9GHz octa-core processor), 13MP primary camera, 16GB internal storage, a soft-to-touch back cover made of faux leather material, 3200mAh battery.
11:37 PMAll three will launch in India very soon. But for now there is no specific dats. Also no country-specific prices.
11:36 PMTo sum it up: Samsung has launched three devices today -- Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
11:35 PMSamsung is wrapping up the event with a final promo...
11:34 PM"Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition will change the way you feel about large screen tablets," says a Samsung executive.
11:33 PMGalaxy Note 10.1 hardware: 535 grams weight for Wi-Fi version, 8,220mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
11:31 PMThe Galaxy Note 10.1 has a thickness of 7.9mm. This is really thin.
11:29 PMAnd now Samsung is going to talk about the new Galaxy Note 10.1. The company is calling it 2014 Edition!
11:28 PMThe international price for Galaxy Gear watch is $299. So expect something closer to Rs 20,000 in India.
11:26 PMThe LTE (4G) version of Galaxy Note 3 is powered by 2.3GHz Qualcomm S800 processor. It is a quad-core processor. The 3G version, which is likely to be available in India, will be powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos processor.
11:24 PMNote 3 has a 3200mAh battery
11:23 PMNote 3 has 3GB RAM
11:23 PMAnd now Samsung is talking about Galaxy Note 3 hardware. It can shoot 4K videos!
11:21 PMAs expected, Galaxy Gear can track your physical activity throughout the day. Battery life is rated for 25+ hours.
11:20 PMGalaxy Gear will come with its own set of apps
11:19 PMGalaxy Gear hardware: 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, 320 x 320 pixels resolution, a single-core 800MHz Exynos processor, 4GB internal storage
11:18 PMAnd yes, Galaxy Gear has a camera so you will be able to shoot photos with it!
11:17 PM"With Gear you will be able to receive the calls as well as make them without taking your phone out of the pocket," says Mistry.
11:16 PMGalaxy Gear will connect to a phone, like Galaxy Note 3, with Bluetooth connection.
11:14 PMGalaxy Gear is not the first smartwatch world has seen. Whether it succeeds or not will depend on what it can do...
11:13 PMSamsung may say otherwise but Galaxy Gear does look a bit chunky. At least in the video.
11:12 PM"The Gear is made using stainless steel but is still light. It will come in six colours and its strap is full of technologies of future," says Mistry
11:11 PM"Welcome to the future," says Mistry.
11:10 PMPranav Mistry is an expert in wearable computing and next generation user interface. He is going to demo Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
11:08 PMPranav Mistry, head of Samsung's think tank team in the US, is on the stage.
11:07 PMNote 3 will come with a service called My Magazine. It will collect the content from the feeds (and also social media sites) you follow and present it in magazine layout. This one looks similar to BlinkFeed that HTC introduced on HTC One.
11:04 PMGalaxy Note 3 also comes with a new multi-window mode. Now users can open two instances of the same app. This is small but significant step towards better multitasking on phones.
11:00 PMWith S Pen, Samsung is adding 'air commands' to Galaxy Note 3. These commands will help a user perform several tasks irrespective of the app they are working in. For example, on a web browser a user can select or save some text without having go through menus or switching apps. Air commands are like floating menu.
10:56 PMThe S Pen, or in other words the stylus that comes with Note devices, has been improved significantly. ''It is a key to the device,'' says a Samsung executive.
10:54 PMNote 3 has a 5.7 inches screen with FullHD resolution. Weight is 168 grams. It is a SuperAMOLED screen.
10:52 PMYes, the back cover is made of leather or leather like material. The device will come in three colours -- jet black, classic white, and blush pink
10:50 PM"When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone hold the pen" deep stuff from a Samsung promo. It will be much better if Samsung can focus on the device instead of showing big promos that don't tell anything about Galaxy Note 3
10:48 PMJK Shin is back among audiences. Now Samsung is giving a detailed look at the Note 3.
10:46 PMSources within Samsung have told TOI that both Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear will be available in India very soon... most likely around the middle of September. For now there is no word on India-specific prices.
10:45 PMAll three devices will be available in 149 countries on September 25! This is very impressive.
10:44 PMJK Shin is going too fast... he just introduced Galaxy Note 10.1
10:43 PMGalaxy Gear is a perfect companion device to Galaxy Note 3. "I think Galaxy Gear will become a fashion accessory around the world," says JK Shin.
10:42 PMYes, Galaxy Gear is official too!
10:42 PMJK Shin says that Galaxy Note comes with an "all new S Pen" and improved multitasking capabilities
10:41 PMGalaxy Note 3 has been launched. It seems to have a design similar to Galaxy S4 but features a soft-to-touch textured back cover. This is a change from the glossy plastic back covers that Samsung devices use.
10:38 PMSlimmer, lighter, larger, faster... That is how JK Shin is describing the Note 3
10:36 PMJK Shin, president and CEO of Samsung, is on the stage
10:35 PMMake it large... Samsung makes its phones large and its events larger!
10:35 PMSamsung is live streaming the event on Youtube as well as to a big screen at Times Square, New York.
10:33 PMThe Unpacked 2013 event has started! Jason Bradbury, an English television presenter, is playing the host for the show.
10:21 PMTalking of competition, just hours ago Sony launched Xperia Z1, a smartphone with a 20.7 megapixels camera. It is a sleek and good looking phone. Will Samsung able to match Xperia Z1 with Note 3? We will find out in another half an hour.
10:16 PMWhile Galaxy S4, which launched a few months ago, is pretty good, it is also more of an evolution compared to Galaxy S3. It has not received the kind of acclaim that Samsung was hoping for. This makes Unpacked 2013 a very crucial event for the company. With Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, Samsung has to show that it can sustain the momentum as well as reaffirm that it can make product that are better than what competitors offer.
10:08 PMSamsung's smartwatch, which is likely to be called Galaxy Gear, has been leaked. The leaked device had a 3-inch screen and a chunky design, which doesn't look too good. But there is a possibility that the leaked watch is a prototype.
10:01 PMIn the world of technology where details of device leaks months or weeks ahead of the formal launch, not much is known about Galaxy Note 3. It is expected that the device will have a 5.6-inch screen with FullHD resolution and probably a very powerful quad-core or octa-core processor. But other than that we don't know much about it.