IFA 2013 - Samsung recently released the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, Germany, and our own Johannes Knapp was on hand to check it out. The first thing that Johannes notes is that Samsung ditched the hard plastic rear shell in favor of a more leather-like battery cover with stitched edges.
The Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen that puts it within the emerging "phablet" class of smartphones. The device is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and features out-of-the-box integration with the company's newly released smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.
Other specs include a quad-core 2.3GHz QUALCOMM Snapdragon 800 processor for North American markets, or a octa-core 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octa processor for foreign markets. 3GB of RAM is on hand to keep things running smooth, while a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera is available to handle all of your imaging needs. The device will ship in October for the US and will be available in 32GB and 64GB versions.