Earlier today the guys at Phone Arena posted what it seemed to be the press photo of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3. In the meantime, the article vanished from their website, but the cache allowed us to grab the photo and take a closer look at it.
We can’t confirm yet weather we are dealing with a mockup or the real Samsung Galaxy Note 3 press photo, but judging by the looks I tend to believe that it’s the first one. Still, the picture is interesting enough and confirms most of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors that hit the web over the past months. Considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date is right around the corner it’s about time to see the first leaked Galaxy Note 3 press photos.
The leaked photo reveals that the handset fits into Samsung’s line of design for 2013, with narrow bezels, physical Home button, two Android-specific capacitive buttons, and the sensors aligned with the user-facing speaker. The alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pictured above even has a hole for the S Pen styuls, which, by the way, is expected to receive an upgrade given that the Korean manufacturer purchased 5% in Wacom shares, a Japanese company that develops tablets popular for stylus input.
Since the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, there are a lot of rumors and speculations surrounding it. It seems that the high-end phablet will be available in two variants, one powered by an Exynos 5420 SoC (quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 CPU + quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU and Mali T628 GPU) and one sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC (quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU).
It is also rumored that the unannounced handset will be the first smartphone in the world to arrive with 3 GB of RAM and that it will borrow the feature-packed 13 megapixel camera that is currently mounted on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The latest reports are even saying that the Note 3 will be capable of recording 4K videos.
Like usual, there will be three internal storage options: 16, 32, and 64 GB and support for microSD cards up to 64 GB. Since we are talking about a high-end smartphone circa 2013 we will be dealing with connectivity features that include all standards of WiFi, 4G LTE (maybe even LTE Advanced in certain regions), NFC chip, infra red port, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, and microUSB 2.0.
It looks like Samsung will bump the screen size from 5.5 to 5.7 inches, the Note 3 being expected to pack a Super AMOLED panel with full HD resolution. Rumor has it that the terminal will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, with Sammy’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top of it.
What are your expectations for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?