Samsung Note 3 launched; costs a cool Rs 49,900
New Delhi: Korean tech major Samsung on Tuesday unveiled in India Galaxy Note 3 smartphone that comes with a price tag of Rs 49,900, the highest price for any hi-tech mobile phone from the company's stable.
The company also announced the India launch of its first smartwatch Galaxy Gear, a wearable computing device, for Rs 22,990.
Both these products would be available from September 25.
"We have seen that customers have been demanding bigger screen and more productivity. The Galaxy Note 3 has a bigger screen compared with the previous version and is even lighter.
"We have not increased width of the screen, but have increased the size of display. The S pen in Note 3 does more than just simply making note," Samsung Mobile and IT (India) head Vineet Taneja said here.
Samsung Note 3 prise-wise is next to only Apple's iPhone 5 series that cost more than Rs 51,000.
"Samsung has already created a large user base for its high devices through previous version of Galaxy series. They would like to upgrade to Note. Also people who are using iPhone may see Note 3 as an option," gadget expert Rajat Agarwal said.
Weighing 168 gms, the Android-based Note 3 would have a 5.7 inch screen and 13 megapixel camera. The smartphone has an internal memory of 32GB with an option to add another 64 GB. The phone has 3200 MAH battery that is sufficient to give give a back-up for about a day.
The Note 3 will support 3G and 2G networks.
Samsung Galaxy Gear can complement Galaxy phone users. It allows making a call, seeing quick preview of incoming texts and emails.
"Gear comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and hence is compatible with most of Galaxy devices," Taneja said.
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.
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 and allow users to remotely track or erase the data from their lost or stolen Note 3 phone, Taneja said.