It’s looking like Samsung will be releasing its next generation of the Galaxy Note “phablet” on September 4th, as Samsung’s Lee Young-hee has confirmed that the Galaxy Note III will be launched, alongside the Galaxy Gear watch at IFA in September.
The IFA event in Berlin is looking set to be jam-packed with smartphone announcements, with Samsung unleashing its new Galaxy phones, Sony rumoured to be announcing the Xperia Z1 (Honami or i1 as it was formerly known) and HTC unleashing the One Max.
Samsung’s Lee Young-hee has been talking with the Korea Times, stating:
“Samsung opened a new smart mobile device category back in 2011 with the introduction of the first Galaxy Note. Since then, smartphones with large screens have been a mainstream trend. As the creator of this category, we will introduce our customers to enhanced key features on our Galaxy Note devices.”
Although Young-hee did not confirm any details surrounding the Note 3 we are still to expect the latest phone/tablet device to be detailed and revealed then.
What’s more, Samsung will be releasing its first “smart watch” on September 4th. The smart watch is called the Galaxy Gear and will use a “non-flexible display.” Young-hee stated:
“We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4,” Lee said. Samsung has been preparing the smartwatch product for a long time.” And she also stated that the Galaxy Gear will also be targeted at young trend setters.
Some images purporting to be the Galaxy Note III’s front have emerged over on HD Blog which show off the rumoured 5.69-inch Galaxy smartphone. The device is said to have a larger screen but keep a similar overall size when compared to the Note II, meaning that the bezel surrounding the display will be very minimal.