Samsung will host an Unpacked event in Berlin where the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 3 phablet will be unveiled along with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Samsung Unpacked 2013 event kicks off at 19:00 CEST/13:EDT and if you like to watch it, learn that there will be a live stream available on Youtube.
You can access the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event YouTube live stream here, and if you did it already, you probably saw that the countdown time already indicates how much time is left until the Unpacked event begins.
There’s no doubt that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the star of the Unpacked 2013 event, so let’s have a brief look at the rumors about the Sammy phablet that hit the web over the past couple of months.
Reports are indicating that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sport a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and that there will be two international variants of the device. The N9505 model will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, while the N9500 (which will not come with LTE support) will be underpinned by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5420 SoC with four 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 cores, four 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores, and Mali T628 GPU.
Sources close to the Korean phone maker say that the Galaxy Note 3 will borrow the feature-packed 13 megapixel camera currently mounted on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4, but it looks like the Galaxy Note 2 successor will be capable of recording 4K videos.
It seems though that there will also be a third Galaxy Note 3 variant aimed at the emerging markets, which will ditch the AMOLED screen and the 13 megapixel camera over a cheaper LCD panel and 8 megapixel sensor, therefore it will be more affordable than the international variant.
The new smartphone is expected to arrive with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with TouchWiz Nature UX interface along with a couple of new S Pen-optimized features and apps. Talking about the S Pen it looks like the Note 3 will come with an improved stylus, which would justify Samsung’s move to acquire 5% in Wacom shares, a Japanese company popular for its graphic tablets with digital pen input.
There are also voices saying that he Galaxy Note 3 will come with a fingerprint sensor, but since there’s no confirmation about it yet, we are advising you to take the information with a pinch of salt.
If for some reason you missed the link to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 event live streaming you can also click this one. Oh, and don’t forget to say tuned, as we will bring you the latest news about Sammy’s new phablet, here at Android Geeks.