Yesterday at the IFA conference, Samsung unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Leaks in the weeks leading up to the announcement had already revealed the device's hardware, but now customers are actually close to getting their hands on the device.
Unlike in Europe, where manufacturers can actually provide a launch date, the U.S. is still caught in the grip of mobile provider subsidies. The Note 3 will be launching on different dates for each of the carriers in the U.S. beginning in October. Though specific dates are not available, customers can at least begin to pre-order their device.
Verizon has announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for the Note 3 starting tomorrow, September 6 at 9 am EDT. In addition to Note 3 pre-orders, customers can also put down money for the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch.
With the official announcement out of the way, Samsung has also begun to detail all the new features of the Note 3 and the Gear. A trailer for the smartphone released earlier this week showed off the new "S-Pen" stylus and accompanying features. Today, a new video is out showing off the device in even more detail.
The 18-minute video goes through every detail of the Note 3 and the Gear, starting with their design and delving into minute details about the new software Samsung has packed in on top of the Android operating system: