Samsung launched GALAXY Note 3 Mobile , Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet PC and GALAXY Gear smart watch in Berlin on September 5.
On the eve of Berlin IFA, Samsung released its latest third-generation GALAXY Note series mobile phones with large screens and stylus pens. This year, Samsung showed us a kind of smart watch: GALAXY Gear.
From appearance, we can see that GALAXY Note 3 has changed a lot. Compared to the second generation GALAXY, GALAXY Note 3 are much firmer, like the style of S2 I9100. The body of GALAXY Note 3 is thinner to 8.3mm , and the weight of GALAXY Note 3 is reduced to 168 grams. What's more, faux leather material at the back can enhance the touch feeling. Galaxy Note 3 gives a really very good feeling when you hold GALAXY Note 3 in your hand.
As for the hardware configuration, GALAXY Note 3 has many shining points, including 3GB RAM, flashlight which can support intelligent stability, 13 million pixel camera which can afford 4K video, 24bit/192kHz audio frequency with high quality, significant 5.7 inches large screen and 1080P resolution.
GALAXY Note 3 Colorful shell accessories
What impressed me is that Samsung prepared lots of shell accessories for GALAXY Note 3, including a S-View protective casing for larger window if opened in the front of Galaxy Note 3. In the release conference, everybody was dazzled by the colorful protective casings and shell with different styles in the giant curved screen. Such creative strategy has already made some effects on S4. As a result, the GALAXY Note 3 may be different from each other.
Also, Samsung added a new function---- floating window command on galaxy Note series significant stylus pen S-Pen. Floating window command is actually a command which can call out quickly, including dynamic notes like OCR recognition, SCRAPBOOK to quickly capture screen content information, intelligent search and the ability to call out small applications such as calculator to run in the top of the screen, etc.
GALAXY Note 3 Floating window command function
Samsung added a new split-screen function to GALAXY Note 3 in order to make full use of large screen of GALAXY Note 3. This new function can allow one app to run in two windows at the same time, which means that you can chat with two Wechat friends at the same time without switching back and forth in one screen (need app to support). Furthermore, Samsung added E-magazine whose interface is familiar for Note 2.
In addition, besides the black, white versions, this time Samsung directly released the pink version. Apparently Samsung had noticed that women play an important role in the Note series users. Samsung silently cancelled the 16GB version but took the first step from 32GB to 64GB with the support to microSD expansion.
Amazing Smart Watch GALAXY Gear
Samsung Note 3 connected with Gear
Samsung Galaxy Gear is a surprise in this release conference, because its functions are more plentiful and practical than I imagined. Galaxy Gear has a 1.63 inches SAMOLED screen, 320*320 resolution and 1.9 million pixels BSI camera which can record a video of a max 720P. As for the store, Galaxy Gear has 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM. Galaxy Gear has six difference colors to pair up with Galaxy Note 3, supporting the connection with S3, S4 and Note 2.
1.63 inches screen of Samsung Galaxy Gear
Galaxy Gear can show us the time. But beside that, Galaxy Gear has many main functions, such as photographing (textual scan is permitted), notices which means to display mobile phones notices and messages sync (new messages, mew emails, reminder of other apps), running of mobile's apps in the Gear (voice memo, S-Voice voice assistant, photo library and music are already inside). I found that there are a lot of Chinese apps inside Gear, such as Go Where, Gulu Sports. It is said that voice assistant is also provide by BAIDU. What's more, I also found many famous apps such as Line, Path, Pocket in the Gear.
Samsung GALAXY Gear's time interface
GALAXY Gear also has dual microphones and speakers, so that you can independently accomplish answering and calling phones. Although it is rather strange when you put Gear closely to your ears to answer the phone. Gear can be aroused by raising the hand with Gear on it because of the gyroscopes and gravity sensor inside. Maybe we can find more gestures to use in the future. And the pedometer inside makes Gear coordinate with a series of health sports software.
microphone and speaker of Samsung Galaxy Gear
There are a variety of dials in Gear clocks: weather clock, time clock, dual clock, shortcut clock, analog clock, pedometer clock, etc. And this is also the first interface after you press the power button to turn the screen.
In Galaxy Note 3, there is a Gear management software, which can adjust the clock Panel, have a look at the installed compatible apps, download new apps and search watch.
Owing to the limited time, I reviewed the parameter table after experiences. From the parameter table, we can see that if we press the power key three times, emergency mode will be turned on to automatically send location information to our friends. I think this is important. Also, Gear supports for IP55 waterproofing and dustproofing.
Such expandable Android watch, Samsung Gear, with camera and call, is practical enough. Now the only concern is its 315 milliamp battery life, which Samsung claimed the battery could last at least 25 hours.