At IFA 2013, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 3. Just like the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone before it, the Galaxy Note 3 sports an impossibly huge display powered by some of the best hardware in the mobile industry.
Of course, reading about the Galaxy Note 3 only gives you part of the story. For the rest, here’s a 6-minute video tour of everything new in the Galaxy Note 3 courtesy of Samsung:
The trademark S Pen is back with the Galaxy Note 3, and it can do even more this time around. Samsung brought the Galaxy S 4’s Air View feature to the Note 3 for a new feature called Air Command that allows users to effortlessly select from a list of commands by simply bringing the S Pen close to the screen.
I would still argue that the Galaxy Note is too big for a smartphone, but that’s kind of the point of a phablet. Unlike its competitors, Samsung at least understands that most users will be using the Note 3 for tablet functions. In that regard, the Note 3 makes more sense than even Samsung’s own Galaxy Mega.
The Galaxy Note 3 will be released on September 25 in Europe, but there’s no U.S. release date just yet. All we have is an AT&T announcement saying they will carry both the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear.