New Delhi: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, unveiled in Berlin earlier this month have been launched in India. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will work as an accessory to select Galaxy smartphones, with a small screen offering basic functions like photos, hands-free calls and instant messaging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be priced at Rs 49,900 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is priced at Rs 22,990.
Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift.
Samsung says the Gear can act as an extension to a smartphone by discreetly alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its display screen, which measures 1.63 inches diagonally. Users can even make calls, secret agent-style without getting out their phone. The Gear also sports a basic camera and works with popular social media and fitness apps such as Twitter and RunKeeper.
The Galaxy Gear will come in six colours - Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.
Galaxy Note 3
The Galaxy Note 3 is the successor to the Galaxy Note II smartphone launched last year. The company unveiled the latest version of the Galaxy Note phone-cum-tablet at the event before the opening of IFA.
The new phone features an even bigger 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) screen, improved stylus functions, a 13-megapixel rear camera and faster data connection than the conventional 4G network. Samsung added enhanced security solution KNOX to the phone, setting its eyes on corporate users, a niche long dominated by Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd Galaxy Gear.
Running Android 4.3 OS, its LTE version will come powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, while the 3G version will be engineered with a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor. It has 3GB RAM.
The phone is available in 32GB or 64GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink.
The third product unveiled at Samsung's Berlin event, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 will be available from October.