Samsung’s Unpacked Part II event has just finished off and the South Koreans spared little expense to announce their latest Galaxy Note line as well as their entry into the modern smartwatch game in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition has been unveiled and curiously enough it is quite the improvement over last year’s model, but can it compete with the current and next generation iPads? Let’s explore. The Galaxy Note 10.1 doesn’t have looks going for it, but then again, it’s the inside that matters. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 features a 10.1-inch WQXGA display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear camera with a BSI sensor as well as a hefty 8,220mAh and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Samsung also announced the much anticipated Galaxy Note III phablet which came with little surprises. The Galaxy Note III comes with a hefty 5.7-inch FHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear camera with 4K video recording capabilities, a 3,300mAh battery as well as an intriguing composite leather rear cover, with the rest of the body being the usual plastic build Samsung is known for. Both the smaller and larger Note devices include the usual S Pen stylus.
Samsung finally took the wraps off of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which turned out nothing like it was rumoured. The first nail in its coffin is that it only supports the two Galaxy Note devices above that features Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the following nail in its coffin is it’s hefty $299 that is substantially higher than any of Samsung’s competitors’ offerings. The Galaxy Gear features a 1.68-inch 320p display, a 800MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 1.9MP camera on the strap with a BSI sensor as well as a 315mAh battery which is quoted to last about a day. It will come in Jet Black, Mocha Grey, Rose Gold, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige and Lime Green colour options when it launches later this year.