This time around it seems they have a stitched case giving it a more authentic notebook type feel.
And here are the official specs: (borrowed from the awesome guys at Mybroadband, here's their article: http://mybroadband.co.za/news/smartphones/86121-samsung-galaxy-note-3-announced.html).
Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Maker - Samsung
Dimensions -151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm
Weight - 168g
Operating system - Android 4.3
Display - 5.68-inch 1080p (1080×1920) Super AMOLED
Rear camera - 13MP
Front camera - 2MP
Storage, internal - 32GB/64GB
Storage, expandable - microSD
RAM - 3GB (nice!)
Processor - 2.3GHz quad-core (LTE); or 1.9GHz Octa core (3G) (nice too!)
Battery - 3,200mAh
That is some fine ass specs for a cellphone.
They also changed the pen you get with it, making it more accurate. And another nice feature, you can have two windows open at the same time, making this a great office tool to actually get some work done on the road!
Lastly, from the looks of things, we'll have it here in South Africa from 25 September, but I haven't confirmed this or anything.
In the meantime, I'm now on the expensive prepaid cellphone option with Vodacom still. I think I'm gonna hold out to get the Note 3, so come on CellC, if you get this phone by the beginning of October, you'll have yourself a new and loyal customer!