Samsung Galaxy Note 3: New phablet tipped to carry £600 UK price tag, release on 26 September

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 3 phablet is up for pre-order in the UK at almost £600 and will arrive at the end of September.

The new device, which was announced at IFA on Wednesday, is being offered by Unlocked Mobiles with the 32GB model shipping from 26 September and coming in at a wallet emptying £598.98.

The company that manufacturers the device, Samsung, has yet to announce a firm price or release date for the phablet that will be the first to have support for the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Announced at IFA, the Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7in Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 display with a pixel density of 386ppi and weighs just 168g. Inside the device’s shell is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor made up of Krait 400 CPUs that are clocked at a quick 2.3GHz.

The Note 3 will last for hours with a 3,200 mAh battery, comes with either 32GB or 64GB of on-board storage expandable with a microSD card and 3GB RAM. As far as a camera is concerned the Note 3 has a 13-megapixel snapper on the back and a 2-megapixel one on the front. The wow factor comes with the fact it can shoot 4K video at 30fps and Full HD video at 60fps – a vast improvement on the Note 2.

The new device supports 4G LTE and ships with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is supplemented by the Samsung TouchWiz skin that allows the device to get the best out of the S Pen stylus that is included. It also comes in black, white or pink.

Samsung unveiled the device alongside the Galaxy Gear smartwatch at IFA that is rumoured to have a retail price of £299 with a release later this year.

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