Samsung Philippines has finally launched the devices most of Android fans have been waiting for – Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. Both of these devices were launched at SM Aura Premier last September 26. The launch event that Samsung hosted was attended by notable celebrities and media from different news agencies and websites.

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The follow-up iteration to last year’s Galaxy Note 2 was introduced along with Galaxy Gear. Both devices are better used together as demoed by Samsung Electronics Product Marketing Head, Coco Domingo and Product Marketing Manager, Adriene Rivera.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Officially announced in September 5 at IFA Berlin, Galaxy Note 3 boasts a huge hardware upgrade compared to its predecessor. The device is quite slimmer but it has a wider wider (5.7inch) full HD Super AMOLED display. The new Note is lighter too at 168g. It’s more powerful too at 2.3 Ghz Quad-Core processor and a whopping 3GB RAM.

Galaxy Note 3

Note 3 is also equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash. This nables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives, even in low light and active situations. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 offers the latest LTE technologies – CAT4 Carrier Aggregation and supports the greatest number of multiple frequencies.

Galaxy Note 3

The new Note noticeably looks more premium than its predecessors too. It sports a faux leather back casing with delicate stitching and elegantly designed side metal housing.

Android 4.3 with the new TouchWiz for Note 3 supercharged the device. The new features of the said OS simply supercharged the device and its redesigned S-Pen. A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces users to Air Command, a palette of five powerful features that truly make tasks easier and faster. With the Air Command feature, there is no need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus. Take a look at the video below to see the device and its features:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylP4DDwXZb8[/youtube]

Take a look at the comparison chart below to see the differences between Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 3.

Here are some hands-on photos:

It’s currently available at Samsung’s Concept stores nationwide for PhP36,900. It’s available in 2 colors – black & white. Later this year, Samsung will make the pink version available.

Galaxy Gear

The connected device/watch, Galaxy Gear, was also launched last Thursday. The Galaxy Gear is essentially a watch but enhanced with mobile communication features. It can function independently as watch, but it’s together with a Galaxy device such as Galaxy Note 3.

Galaxy Gear Philippines

Galaxy Gear notifies users of incoming messages, such as calls, texts, emails and alerts, delivers a preview of those messages and creates the opportunity for users to accept or discreetly ignore those messages. When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can simply pick up their Samsung GALAXY devices and the Smart Relay feature will instantly reveal the full content on the screen.

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As demoed during the launch, a single swipe down on the device’s 1.6- inch super AMOLED display will enable the watch to take a picture via its 1.9 MP camera. The photo will then be transferred to the paired mobile device. The device also uses S-Voice (yes, it also has a speaker and mic), which allows users to conduct hands-free calls directly from the Gear.

The GALAXY Gear experience can be further personalized by selecting from six colors that will be available at launch: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green. It’s currently being sold for PhP13,900.

The Fat Kid Inside Blogger, Erwan Heussaf, as Brand Ambassador

Celebrity blogger and brother of Solenn Heussaf, Erwan Heussaf, graced the event as the latest brand ambassador of the Galaxy line. He said that both Galaxy Note 3 and Gear are formidable devices to help everyone deliver productive output. A video of him using the devices’ features was shown during the launch.

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Stay tuned as we already requested Samsung to provide us a review unit. We have a Galaxy Note 2 and we just can’t wait to test it side by side the Galaxy Note 3!

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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