Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone goes on preorder for £600

Superlatives are not enough to describe the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Launched at IFA last week, this is the first smartphone on the market to come with 3GB of RAM (that's more than most desktop computers or laptops) and it is also the fastest one with a clock speed of 2.3GHz.

Online retailer Expansys has put it on preorder for just under £600 and has not specify when exactly the device will be available. While this is one of the most expensive handsets, one needs to remember that the Note 3 (also known as the SM-N9005ZWEBTU) is not an ordinary handset.

It comes with the industry's fastest processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 32GB onboard storage, expandable to 96GB (via a microSD card slot), LTE CAT4, a 3,200mAh battery, a rear 13-megapixel camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean plus a host of connectivity options (MHL, 802.11ac, NFC etc).

As expected, Samsung delivered a superlative display, a 5.7in Super AMOLED one with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution plus that nifty little S Pen. Note that the phone cost roughly the same as the Nokia Lumia 1020 but a full £200 more than the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. You can check out Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Hands-on preview here.

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