Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the highly awaited device has finally been announced officially. It looks like a slimmer and lighter version of the Galaxy Note 2, its predecessor. The device features a larger screen and an improved S Pen. Many other new and advanced features have been added to the gadget. In other words, it has raised the bar for phablets. So let's take a brief look at some of the best features of the latest smartphone.

Action Memo

Action Memo allows the user to handwrite a note and automatically execute a function or convert that handwritten note into a formatted content. It allows the user to write a phone number and quickly make a call to him right from the app, hence saving a few seconds off the process. This feature also allows adding contacts, searching an address on a map, surfing the internet and saving a task to a to-do list.

samsung galaxy note 3 action memo feature

Multi Window feature

samsung galaxy note 3 multi window feature
This feature allows running the same app in two or more windows. For example, now users can shop online in one browser while surfing internet on another, or sending an instant message to a friend through ChatON and simultaneously reading a message from another friend.

Pen Window

In case, the user wants something even better than Multi Window's multitasking,he can use the Pen Window feature. It allows the user to access up to eight additional apps (YouTube, Clock, Phone, Browser, Calculator, ChatON, Hangouts and Contacts) in their own window. The apps get lined up by drawing a square or rectangle on the screen.

Samsung Knox

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This is a privacy and security protection that allows the user to run and store security-sensitive applications and data under a protected execution environment called 'container'. The security inside the container is strengthened by system-level protection of Samsung KNOX against malware and phishing attacks. It also protects the device against hacking attempts on physical devices that get stolen or lost.


This feature is a Samsung spin-off of apps like Google Keep and Pocket. It allows the user to organize or track down content and information from various sources like internet, YouTube and Gallery at a single place. It enables organizing important data like urls, audio, video, images and metadata for quick and easy access.

Screen Write

samsung galaxy note 3 screen write
This application enables the user to capture a full-screen image of what he's looking at the moment. He can also write comments or additional information onto the captured image or just scribble away on top of it with the S pen. It is very similar to LG's QuickMemo.

S Note

In Galaxy Note 3 it is very easy to search any thing in the entire device with the help of the S Pen and Air Command. Once the Air command activated, the S Finder searches the required file in memos, contacts, notes and even in the handwriting and symbols. The search can be customized by date and location. Additionally, the new S Note app syncs with Evernote to search even more locations with S Finder.

Leather Cover

Though it is not the feature of the gadget, yet it is something important to be pointed out. The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 'soft and textured-touch' back cover. The Note 3 S View Flip Cover replaces the back of the device and adds a larger window for the the S Pen to work properly. The Note 3 S View case comes in a wide range of color options. The galaxy Note 3 will be available in three attractive colors including Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink.

The Note 3 will be available globally by the end of 2013, with all the main US carriers( including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular). Any details regarding the price of the device have not been revealed yet.

Official First Hands-on Video

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