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Live from IFA 2013: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch launch

UPDATE: It wasn't a very well kept secret was it? Samsung did indeed unveil the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch today, alongside the Galaxy Note 10.1.

It's the first two that everyone is talking about here at IFA, however. Take a closer look at the new kids on the block with our hands-on preview of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch.


Welcome along to live coverage of Samsung Unpacked here in Berlin, which is more than likely to prove the biggest launch event of IFA 2013.

We're in situ at the the vast Tempodrom Building where Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch - the Koreans first major foray into the fledgling wearable tech market.

Don't miss any of the action; tune into the live stream above and enjoy first-hand reaction and photos below, with ITProPortal sat in the front row of the vast arena.


  • 04 September
  • 18:27

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  • 18:22

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  • 18:18

    Mobile chief JK Chin proclaims on stage that the new Note is better in "every way".

  • 18:06

    Samsung does things the big way. A live orchestra playing in front of you is one of the most hair raising things in life. 5 minutes to go before the event starts. How far will Samsung raise the bar? Not long until we get the answer.

  • 18:03

    Indoors now, and a live stream of appropriately-named pop group, Icona Pop, is currently playing on the massive screen direct from Time Square, New York. Bass thumping stuff.

  • 17:59

    We're in there right now. Not long until Samsung kicks off proceedings.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.