New Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Spy Shots Hit the Web

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date is right around the corner as the South Korean phone maker has officially announced that its next-gen phablet will be introduced on September 4 during a Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin, on the same day the IFA 2013 tech show will open its gates for the media. As the launch of the Galaxy Note 2 follow-up draws near, more details about it are revealed by unofficial sources, and this time we get to look at a couple of new leaked photos.

We’ve seen Galaxy Note 3′s front panel hitting the web several times until now (you can find the leaked pictures here and here), but today we get to look at what it seems to be the fully assembled device. Unless we are looking at a Galaxy Note 3 in a dummy case, the new Sammy phablet rather looks like a Galaxy S2 on steroids than like bigger Galaxy S4 as everyone anticipated.

If you want to know a couple of things about Galaxy Note 3′s hardware platform, learn that the rumor mill speculates that the phablet will arrive with a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and a 13 megapixel camera (most likely the same unit that’s on the Galaxy S4) mounted on the back.

It seems that there will be two Note 3 variants, one coming with Samsung’s Exynos 5420 SoC with four big.LITTLE architecture based on four 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 cores (for the tasks that require more processing power), four 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores (dealing with the basic tasks and intended to improve the smartphones battery life), and a Maili T628 GPU, and one packing Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU.

Reports are indicating that the first 4 million Samsung Galaxy Note 3 units will sport the Qualcomm’s system on a chip, because the Korean phone maker is encountering some heat-related problems with its Exynos 5420 chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is also expected to become the first smartphone in the world to come with 3 GB of RAM, while the internal storage options might be of 16, 32, and 64 GB, plus support microSD cards.

Sources close to the Korean company are indicating that a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 will be launched on the emerging markets, which will ditch the Super AMOLED panel and the 13 megapixel camera for a full HD LCD display and 8 megapixel sensor.

Sammy’s next-gen phablet is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with company’s TouchWiz Nature UX user interface.

We will return with more details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as soon as they hit the web, and remember to stay tuned as we will bring you the latest news from IFA Berlin 2013.

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