Samsung launches Note 3 phablet in Taiwan

Samsung has launched the Note 3 phablet in the Taiwanese market. The device – the third generation of Galaxy Note, comes with a screen of 5.7-inch. The launch aims at keeping themselves up ahead in the race that’s getting hotter each day in the phablet market.

The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a bigger 5.7-inch full-HD display apart from having an enhanced stylus function. The device is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core 3G processor. The phablet comes with internal memory of 32GB and will have a 13MP rear camera.

The 32GB variant will cost NT$23,900 that is roughly US$808 and the 16GB version will cost NT$22,500. The former gadget will be available from October, while the later will be in the market from November.

Samsung Note 3 phablet
Image: FocusTaiwan

The invention of phablet – a hybrid device that carries out the functions of both a phone and a tablet, can be attributed to Samsung. It was in the year 2011 that the South Korean giant first came up with the phablet – the first Note phone. The gadget was an instant hit as it was easy carrying one device rather than two – a phone and a tablet.

In these past two years, the global sells of the phablets have soared over 40 million units. According to Samsung’s reports 10 million units of the first Note were sold, while 30 million of the second generation variant.

As far as the Taiwanese market is concerned, Samsung has already sold 800,000 units. And they expect the figure to cross more than one million before the turn of the year. phablets account for more than 35 per cent of the Smartphone shipment in Taiwan through the second quarter.

The figures increased from 24 per cent that was recorded in the first quarter. The data was collected by International Data Corporation (IDC), which is a market research company.

Samsung Note 3 phablet 3key specifications at a glance:

Display: 5.7 inch screen

Processor: 1.9GHz octa-core 3G processor

Camera (Rear): 13MP

Storage: 32GB (internal)

RAM: 2GB

Cost (16GB variant): NT$22,500

Cost (32GB variant): NT$23,900

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