Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Jun 11, 2014
Rumours about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet have been few and far in between, until now as new rumours have leaked showing off some rather high-end tech specs. Coming courtesy of SamMobile, who have been quite accurate where Samsung stuff are related, the rumours say that the Galaxy Note 4 will come in two versions, one running a Qualcomm snapdragon 805 processor while the other will use a Samsung Exynos 5433 processor. Other notable tech specs include an AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. No news on what size the display could be but we're guessing around 5.5-inches or so. The Galaxy Note 4 may also have a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 2MP front camera. It could also have a UV sensor for better auto-brightness adjustments. No news on Malaysia release dates or pricing but stay tuned and we'll keep you updated.
Jun 03, 2014
After our earlier reports on the 7-inch phone tablet from Samsung, the company has finally made it official by announcing the Samsung Galaxy W for SK Telecom in South Korea. The phone tablet or phablet is the first 7-inch smartphone device from a major brand to hit the market. Offering thinner bezels and the same artificial leather backside as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the phablet provides a 7-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Other tech specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB storage with microSD support, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 4G LTE-A, 3200 mAh battery and Android 4.3. The new Galaxy W weighs in at 245g, which is about 46g heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and comes in black, red and white. No news when it may come to Malaysia or for how much but it is currently priced at 499400 won (RM1573).
Jun 03, 2014
Samsung has officially announced their first Tizen based smartphone with the Samsung Z. Featuring the same artificial leather backside as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 it stands apart from other Samsung Galaxy devices with rather sharp corners compared to the much rounder design on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Tech specs and features for the Samsung Z include a 2.3GHZ quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage with up to 64GB microSD, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera.
May 30, 2014
The Maxis ONEplan aims to offer a simple to understand and follow post-paid plan for new and existing Maxis users. Seeking to maintain this simplicity with their device bundles, Maxis have set the advance payment of a device retailing above RM400 to four months charge of either the ONEplan or ONEplan Lite while a device retailing below RM400 is only charged two months of either the ONEplan or ONEplan Lite plans. All advance payments are rebated into the customer's bills and loyal customers with more than 12 months on Maxis and who have a good credit record won't have to make these advance payments. So far, the device list includes the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One (M7), Sony Xperia M2, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, Huawei Ascend Y530 and the Xiaomi Mi 3. Check out the tables in this article for more details on the devices available.
May 20, 2014
Samsung Malaysia Electronics recently announced a special 3-day promotion for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo phablet starting from 10am on 20 May 2014 to 22 May 2014. The promotion offers a 50% discount on the Galaxy Note 3 Neo which is normally priced at RM1699 for a special price of just RM850. While there are 62 participating Samsung Mobile Brand Stores, only 1240 units will be available. Check out list 1 and list 2 of Samsung Mobile Brand stores to find one nearby. Bear in mind that stock is limited for each store so check other stores in the list if one is out of stock. For a refresher check out the tech specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo below:
- Hexa-core (1.7GHz dual-core + 1.3GHz quad-core) Samsung Exynos 5260 processor
- Mali-T624 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution)
- 8MP rear camera (LED flash) + 2MP front camera
- supports 3G, 4G LTE, S Pen, S Voice, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi
- 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6mm | 162.5g
- Android 4.3 Jelly bean
- 3100 mAh battery
May 06, 2014
The first time we saw a smartphone with an artificial leather back was when Samsung did it with their Galaxy Note 3 phablet. This design was continued on for other Samsung devices but it seems that the trend has caught on with other smartphone manufacturers as well as leaked images of the Huawei Glory 3X Pro show that it too has an artificial leather backside. The current leaked image only shows the artificial leather and stitching in white but we're sure there are other colours as well. For now, tech specs of the Huawei Glory 3X Pro include an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. No specific Malaysia release dates or pricing yet but prices in China are rumoured to be 1699 yuan (RM885). Considering this price, we're left wondering if Huawei Malaysia may soon bring the Huawei Glory 3X Pro over to Malaysia to keep their RM499 Honor 3C company.
May 05, 2014
Today's latest smartphones can now record 4K video and this includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Wanting to see just how far today's smartphone cameras have gone, photographer Alec Weinstein paired up the Galaxy Note 3's 13MP camera against a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with a SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Bear in mind that the EOS 5D Mark III has been tweaked somewhat to get similar colour, contrast, saturation and sharpening, but the results are still decidedly better for the Galaxy Note 3. Granted, the Galaxy Note 3 is recording in 4K video but the resulting video has been downsized to 1080p and that the EOS 5D Mark III is definitely an excellent camera. Check out the video for yourself below and marvel with us at how far cameraphones have got:
Apr 22, 2014
A metal chassis and one of Samsung's flexible OLED YOUM displays are two of the most avidly rumoured about features every time an upcoming Samsung smartphone is set to appear. They came out for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so we're not surprised that rumours have appeared saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could get a 3-sided YOUM display. Apparently the rumour comes from a report about a comment made by an unnamed Samsung representative, which sounds fishy enough already. We'd love to be wrong about this but we think that the Galaxy Note 4 isn't going to change it's design language so drastically just to incorporate flexible displays. If anything, the Samsung YOUM displays are more likely to appear as a completely new product. Still, do take this rumour with a heavy pinch of salt and disbelief, at least you'll feel more surprised if it actually does come true.
Apr 07, 2014
As the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looms on the horizon, rumours are popping up about how it might look like and what features it may have. Some of these rumours are indicating that like the artificial leather backside of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the look and feel of the Samsung Galaxy S5 could influence how the Galaxy Note 4 would look like. This could well mean an IP67 certified water proof and dust proof Galaxy Note 4 which is both more rugged as well as durable. Other tech specs point towards a 2K display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution along with a Snapdragon 801 processor and a 20.1MP camera sensor. We're thinking why not just go the distance and outfit the Galaxy Note 4 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 but it could well be that we'll see a dotted backside on the Galaxy Note 4 in the next coming months. No details on Malaysia release dates or pricing but we expect the Galaxy Note 4 to come soon.
Apr 03, 2014
Just a short while ago, quite a lot of people were mighty interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, not only because it would have a Hexa-core processor but also because it was meant to be a more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Thankfully, this is true for Malaysia as the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is priced at RM1699. Utilizing the features and tech specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 but using the Galaxy Note 3 design, the device has 3G HSPA+ connectivity, and updated 8MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. It also has an S Pen stylus as well. Do bear in mind that third party sellers are already dropping the price to RM1560 so do check out our sister site of MobileMegaMall.com for more details.