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Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear come to India at Rs 49900, Rs 22990

First published: September 17, 2013, 12:41 PM IST | Updated: September 17, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear come to India at Rs 49900, Rs 22990
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, unveiled in Berlin earlier this month have been launched in India.

New Delhi: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, unveiled in Berlin earlier this month have been launched in India. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will work as an accessory to select Galaxy smartphones, with a small screen offering basic functions like photos, hands-free calls and instant messaging.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be priced at Rs 49,900 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is priced at Rs 22,990.

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift.

Samsung says the Gear can act as an extension to a smartphone by discreetly alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its display screen, which measures 1.63 inches diagonally. Users can even make calls, secret agent-style without getting out their phone. The Gear also sports a basic camera and works with popular social media and fitness apps such as Twitter and RunKeeper.

The Galaxy Gear will come in six colours - Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is the successor to the Galaxy Note II smartphone launched last year. The company unveiled the latest version of the Galaxy Note phone-cum-tablet at the event before the opening of IFA.

The new phone features an even bigger 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) screen, improved stylus functions, a 13-megapixel rear camera and faster data connection than the conventional 4G network. Samsung added enhanced security solution KNOX to the phone, setting its eyes on corporate users, a niche long dominated by Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd Galaxy Gear.

Running Android 4.3 OS, its LTE version will come powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, while the 3G version will be engineered with a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor. It has 3GB RAM.

The phone is available in 32GB or 64GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink.

The third product unveiled at Samsung's Berlin event, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 will be available from October.

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