Samsung’s UK Facebook Page Teases Us With Contest: Is the Next Big Thing the Note 3 or Galaxy Gear

August 31, 2013 - Written By Cory McNutt

We all know that Samsung will unveil to the world, its “Next Big Thing” at their Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 in Berlin on September 4. What we do not know is what exactly does Samsung consider their Next Big Thing – is it the new and refined Galaxy Note 3 smartphone/phablet or is it the brand new Galaxy Gear smartwatch that we have been hearing so much about.

Samsung’s UK Facebook page has thrown out a challenge to us – Like our Facebook page and be entered in a contest to win a chance to own the Next Big Thing, whatever it may be. I doubt that any participate will care whether it is the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as either item would add some excitement to the winner’s life!

Samsung Unpacked Tease

The first picture simply tells us about the event…no real revelation there, but the second picture teases us (and we all loved to be teased) with the question:

This September, Samsung will reveal something new and groundbreaking to the world.

You can then filled out a few tidbits of information about yourself and enter to win – and yes, you must be 18 years old and a resident of the UK…much to my dismay!


The fact that they say the Next Big Thing is “new and groundbreaking” has to point towards the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, because, while the Galaxy Note 3 will be impressive, it certainly is not “groundbreaking, but the first real smartwatch from Samsung, that would be groundbreaking! The leaked specs of the watch are:

  • 2.5-inch OLED full color display with 320×320 resolution
  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Exynos processor
  • Accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4MP Camera
  • 8GB/16GB Storage
  • Embedded speakers in the watch strap
  • Android Jelly Bean, but no word on whether it will be 4.1 or 4.2.

Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 we know will be a willing participate at the Unpacked Event, but will be more evolutionary rather than revolutionary, with a launch date of September 27, available for pre-order on September 16. We are expecting the Note 3 to launch just about everywhere during the month of September…Verizon folks don’t hold your breath, ha!

So what do you think will be the Next Big Thing – the Galaxy Gear or Galaxy Note 3.