Galaxy Note 3 continues phablet charge for Samsung
Display reaches 5.7 inches in South Korean firm’s latest large-screen offering
Samsung Electronics has had a busy day. As well as throwing down the gauntlet to the wearable tech market in the shape of the Galaxy Gear companion wristwatch, the South Korean juggernaut also unveiled the Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung has sought to lighten the chassis with the Note 3; it weighs 168g, as opposed to the 180g of its predecessor, the Note 2. The Note 2's 5.5-inch screen size is also improved upon: the Note 3's display is a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED.
The Galaxy Note 3 is powered by a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, 3GB of RAM, 3,200 mAh battery and runs on Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.
The enhanced new Multi Window allows users to open the same app in two windows and move content between applications via Drag and Drop mode.
Samsung also revealed that users would be able to "do more" with the S Pen, including Air Command, a palette of features that can be activated on any screen by hovering and clicking the S Pen button.
One of these features, Action Memo, enables the writing of memos that are instantly linked to actions. Users can dial phone numbers, save numbers to contacts and look up an address on a map.
Scrapbook enables users to collect and organise various types of content from multiple sources, including Web resources like YouTube, in one place.
Pen Window allows the opening of another application window without pausing current activity on the screen by simply drawing a window of any size, anywhere on the screen.