Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2013 | CNET

Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2013

All the pre-show buzz points to Samsung unveiling a smart watch and the latest version of the Galaxy Note. Tune in for the latest as it happens.

  • Kent German 9/4/2013 6:20:12 PM
    Don't forget that Samsung has one more IFA press conference. CNET will be there to live blog. It begins tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am Berlin time. Click on the above link to see when it starts in your time zone.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 5:34:27 PM
    Live video from Samsung at IFA 2013 in Berlin (above). CNET's hands-on full impressions of Samsung's new devices:
    Samsung Galaxy Gear
    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    Samsung's Galaxy Note 3
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:00:06 PM
    It's 7.9mm thick, 535g for the Wi-Fi edition
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:00:08 PM
    The Note 10.1 2014 tablet has the similar leatherlike backing.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 6:00:28 PM

    HOW many pixels?!

  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:00:57 PM
    There's many of the software features seen on the Note 3 - multi window, my magazine etc
  • Lynn La 9/4/2013 6:01:09 PM

    Closeup of display

  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:01:29 PM
    There's a new S Note, a redesigned Twitter app and Autodesk Sketchbook
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:01:33 PM
    That's about 1.2 lbs weight on the Note 10.1 and a depth of 0.31-inch thick.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 6:01:36 PM

    You get the Note 3's Missile-- sorry, Air Command software.

  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:01:51 PM
    Air command on the Note 3 and 10.1 work the same way.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 6:02:02 PM

    Very hearty specs, and Android 4.3.

  • Lynn La 9/4/2013 6:02:31 PM

    More listed specs

  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:02:44 PM
    This is going to change the way you think about tablets, apparently.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:02:48 PM
    If you want a closer look, we also have the specs in our hands-on with the Note 10.1 above.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:03:11 PM
    The Note 10.1 has the same "content gift pack" with over a dozen partner apps on board.
  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:03:18 PM
    I sense we're starting to come to the end folks, but there's one more video yet (at least)
  • Lynn La 9/4/2013 6:03:19 PM

    Content Gift Pack with the 10.1 tablet

  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 6:03:35 PM

    Fashion people are talking about the most important things in their life.

  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:03:35 PM
    At well under 2 pounds, it is certainly light.
  • Lynn La 9/4/2013 6:04:40 PM

    Messi endorsement!

  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:04:42 PM
    Bradbury back on stage, wrapping up
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:04:45 PM
    Nice get with Baz Luhrmann in your video, Samsung.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:05:08 PM
    I think they should actually get Baz to put on the next Unpacked.
  • Luke Westaway 9/4/2013 6:05:20 PM

    And that's a wrap folks! We have tonnes of info, photos, video and more on the new gadgets, so make sure you check it out!

  • Jason Jenkins 9/4/2013 6:05:26 PM
    That's it from Berlin folks - thanks for having us
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:05:55 PM
    What do you guys think of the announcements? We'll turn comments back on for a few.
  • Carrie Mihalcik 9/4/2013 6:07:46 PM
    Check out all of CNET's coverage of IFA 2013 here.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:08:20 PM
    I myself am looking forward to going hands on with the Note 3. Those are some great specs there, really high-powered.
  • thedig 9/4/2013 6:08:36 PM
    Not seeing an IR blaster on the Note 3???
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:08:43 PM
    Of course, the Gear will also go through the paces in comparison with the battalion of smartwatches coming up.
  • Tom Scott 9/4/2013 6:08:57 PM
    did they mention memory ?they seem more worried about selling accessories than telling us about the note 3.... like price or memory ? is it gonna be filled with bloat like other phones
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:09:06 PM
    @Thedig There *is* an IR blaster and the WatchOn app with the Note 3. It's on the top, in the same spot as it is on the GS4.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:09:29 PM
    @Tom Scott There are 2 capacities mentioned in the specs list: 32GB and 64GB. Plus 3GB RAM.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:09:57 PM
    I should mention, it isn't clear if every market will get both storage capacities.
  • Dokta 9/4/2013 6:10:58 PM
    The Note 3, if the specs hold, look to be a good upgrade for SIII and Note 2 folks. I'm liking the Gear though!!
  • Derek-Raleigh NC 9/4/2013 6:11:16 PM
    What is the size of the screen for the Note3?
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:11:56 PM
    @Dokta I agree, they're very high-end. This should be a powerful device, but also power-hungry. The battery only has 100mAh over the Note 2, so that'll be interesting.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:12:27 PM
    @Derek, 5.7 inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED. There's a higher resolution than on the Note 2, so that'll make a difference.
  • Long 9/4/2013 6:13:00 PM
    This is a NOTE 3 event. Not smartwatch event. Only CNET doesn't know that. GGear will be at the most, training gear.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 6:13:16 PM
    @Long: As it turns out, we were correct.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:14:06 PM
    @Long, smartwatches are on the rise. They're going to be a very important talking point in the coming months, along with other wearables. Save your money and skip them if you'd like, but it'll be very hard to ignore them.
  • Stephen 9/4/2013 6:14:10 PM
    Does the gear come with the note 3 or is it sold separately?
  • Aloo52336 9/4/2013 6:15:06 PM
    I gotta say, Samsung has really brought an interesting device to the table and I can't wait to try out the new pen features but will some of those come to the note 2? As a die-heart Apple fan, I seriously hope that they come out with an amazing phone next week and (wishfully) a larger screen!! Who knows, perhaps android is really the next frontier?
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:15:08 PM
    @Stephen The Gear will be sold separately. Samsung hasn't officially announced pricing yet, but we're hearing it could be in the $300 range. I expect the prices of wearables to drop a little bit in time for the holidays.
  • Rallaster0 9/4/2013 6:15:48 PM
    Lack of Octa core on the LTE version is disappointing...
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:16:13 PM
    @Aloo52336 Since the Note 3 features a new S Pen, I'm going to go with no on that question. Android is definitely the device-maker and developers' playground.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:17:13 PM
    @Rallaster0 I guess they haven't figured out how to integrate the LTE radio into the chipset? Expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for the US market at least.
  • FlyGuy 9/4/2013 6:17:37 PM
    Two Questions:
    1. Is the watch waterproof?
    2. Can the watch be used without a smartphone (i.e. as a standalone device)?
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:18:02 PM
    One other thing I'll say, expect to see a LOT of apps come out for the Gear.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:19:56 PM
    @FlyGuy I'm not sure if it's waterproof...very good question. I feel like that's something Samsung might have mentioned if it were. The Gear is meant to be a companion for calling and sharing features (it uses the phone's radios,) but you should be able to use it as a pedometer independently. Whenever you need connections, though, it'll lean on your device.
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 6:20:23 PM
    Wondering how the the Note 2 and Note 3 differ? Jessica can tell you. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specs versus Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Jessica Dolcourt 9/4/2013 6:21:43 PM
    Thanks for joining, all, and for taking the time to chat afterwards. Samsung has more up its sleeve at tomorrow's press conference, which kicks off at 11am local Berlin time. We'll be there! (Well not me, I'll be asleep...)
  • Kent German 9/4/2013 6:23:25 PM
    As Jessica says, thanks for joining us! Keep your browsers tuned to CNET for continued IFA coverage. Auf Wiedersehen!
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