The Galaxy Note 3 release date revealed tons of killer features for the third-gen phablet but beyond the monster quad-core processing chips and its massive Super AMOLED 5.7-inch display screen, two new functionalities deserve more than a second look.
One of the easily noticeable distinctions of the Note 3 from its Sammy cousin, the Galaxy S4, or any other handsets already out in the market is the large connectivity port located at the bottom of the device.
According to Droid Life, this port represents the new microUSB 3.0 technology and judging by its dual-port configuration, this is a major step up from previous builds not only of the Samsung phablet but also of other Androids.
One of the key gains is the ability to transfer files from a PC to the Note 3, that is when the gadget is hooked up using the compatible connecting cable, which is part of the accessories that Samsung has included in the Note 3's retail package.
This should mean that huge amount files can be transported from point A going into point B and vice versa. The Note 3 will chew in large pics, music, movies and any other digital with users enjoying the welcome benefit of swift transfer. And it is a two-way street, mind you.
Then another plus - the Note 3 will extract power juice when connected to a PC, at an output rate of 900mA, according to Droid Life, which obviously is much quicker than seen in gadgets still governed by older USB standard.
It was not specifically stated in the report but it should be safe to assume that PC charging the Note 3 could become at par with conventional charging, which is hooking up the device directly to a power outlet.
If indeed true, these new killer features promise of extra convenience and savings for future Note 3 buyers, especially those working in front of PCs for extended hours in a given day.
And again, it should be safe to assume that microUSB 3.0 will become a mainstay on future Samsung gadget lines, specifically the high-end class, which in 2014 would likely be the handset known for now as the Galaxy S5.
Together with these new offerings, the second Samsung flagship for 2013 is poised to fly off the shelves anew with the following mix of incredible upgrades from the Galaxy Note 2: a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip (or Exynos Octa CPU for some selected markets), a 13MP shooter, Jelly Bean 4.3 and the new S-Pen that Samsung said has increased productivity potentials due to its incredible multi-tasking features.
Release date of the Galaxy Note 3 has already commenced in select markets this week while the full-blown rollout will start in October, targeting U.S. and other key destinations around the world.
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