Samsung Galaxy Note 3 'phablet' smartwatch Galaxy Gear launched in India

Sep 20 2013, 10:33 IST
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet and company's first smartwatch, Galaxy Gear, are now available in India. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet and company's first smartwatch, Galaxy Gear, are now available in India.
SummarySamsung Galaxy Note 3 has been priced at Rs 49,900, while Galaxy Gear has been priced at Rs 22,990.

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled its much awaited Galaxy Note 3 'phablet' and Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in India.

The Galaxy Note 3 has been priced at Rs. 49,900, while the Galaxy Gear has been priced at Rs. 22,990. Both devices would go on sale from September 25. Pre-booking of the Galaxy Note 3 and smartwatch Gear also started on Samsung mobile e-store from today.

Customers would have the option to buy the Note 3 in monthly installments spread over a year.

Coming as the most expensive and high-end phone from the Korean mobile maker, Note 3 would have advanced S Pen which will not only enable user to make note on phone but also give access to various applications.

Weighing 168 gms, the Android-based 3 would have a 5.7 inch screen and 13 Megapixel camera.

The phone, which will be available in black, white and pink, has 3200 MAH battery which would give a back up of about 24 hrs.

"The Galaxy Note 3 represents the whole new evolution of the Galaxy Note experience. We have not increased width of the screen, but have increased the size of display," Samsung Country Head (Mobile & IT) Vineet Taneja said.

Note 3 would be available in 3G version in India.

The Gear would be compatible with most of the Samsung Galaxy devises and the 10.1 tablet which the company would launch in October, Samsung Mobile Director Manu Sharma said.

Samsung will make available both Note 3 and Gear in 100 stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore from today.

Note 3 would have improved version of 'Find My Mobile' feature which will allow user to disable the phone when it is stolen or lost.

The KNOX would allow users to remotely track or erase the data from their lost or stolen Note 3 phone, Taneja said.

"Festival season is round the corner. So we will have buyback schemes for across portfolio." he said.

Moreover, hundred devices are made available in 100 Samsung stores in three metro cities, which include Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore for customers to have a look and feel the device before ordering.

Samsung, which is the world's top handset maker, hopes the Galaxy Gear will boost the appeal of its range of Android-powered smartphones, as it battles to maintain supremacy against arch rival Apple Inc, which had launched iPhone 5 and iPhone C last week.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone vs iPhone 5


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