Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date, price and specs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is here with an even bigger screen than ever and the S Pen stylus. Here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 3's release date, price and specifications in the UK. See Samsung Galaxy Note 3 leaked in photo with specs.

After months of conflicting leaked information and speculation, Samsung has taken the wraps off its Galaxy Note 3. A matter of days before Apple unveils its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Naturally you want to know all about it so that's what this article is for.

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"We introduced the original Galaxy Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the Galaxy Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices and they want those new features to make their lives better." said JK Shin, CEO and president of Samsung Mobile.

Galaxy Note 3: UK release date

Samsung did, as we expected, announce the Galaxy Note 3 at its Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 event at IFA. The firm said that the Galaxy Note 3 will be released 25 September in more than 140 countries.

Mobile operator EE has said it will be selling the Galaxy Note 3 which can be pre-ordered in-store already and online on 9 September.

Three has simply said: "The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be coming to Three".

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Galaxy Note 3: Price in the UK

Samsung hasn't, as usual, announced the price for its new phablet. However, the Galaxy Note 3 is be a premium phone and you can expect a high price tag.

Update: Samsung has quietly announced that the Galaxy Note 3 will cost a whopping £649 in the UK. However, Clove and Expansys have it for just under £600.

Phones 4U has put the Galaxy Note 3 up for pre-order and is offering a free case worth £99 and £100 off the price of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Those buying a 4G plan will also get a wireless speaker worth £120.

The Galaxy Note 3 is availalble for free from £47 per month. Those wanting to get it on EE will have to pay £79 and £47 per month.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 colours

Galaxy Note 3: Specs

OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Network: Up to 4G (Cat 4)
Processor: LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 3G 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor ( A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz) depending on market.
Storage: 32/64 GB, microSD (up to 64 GB)
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Display: 5.7 in (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920)
Camera: Main(Rear): 13 Mp BSI Sensor, Auto Focus camera with Smart Stabilization,
LED Flash(High CRI), and Zero Shutter Lag, Sub (Front): 2 Mp BSI sensor with Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80), GPS / GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), IR LED, MHL 2.0.
Sensors: Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor.
Dimensions: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
Battery: 3200 mAh Li-ion

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