The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date has been set for September 4 and even though we are about two weeks ahead of the official launch event, the guys at SamMobile took their time to make some inquiries about the upcoming phablet and managed to get a confirmations for its body colors.
Just like it happened with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the new Galaxy Note 3 will be initially available in white and black body liveries, but it looks like the South Korea-based company will also launch a pink variant of the smartphone. Looking back at Samsung’s approach with its previous high-end smartphones, we should also expect more body colors to be made available in the months prior to launch and some more debuting early 2014.
The aforementioned publication writes that Samsung will start to ship the white and black Galaxy Note 3 models as of September 2-8 (week 36), followed by the pink model in October 21-27 time frame (week 43).
Even though SamMobile is usually accurate with it’s rumors about Samsung’s unreleased products, the colors and ship dates weren’t confirmed by the company’s officials, so we should take the information with a pinch of salt.
As I was mentioning above, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will debut on September 4, during a Samsung Unpacked even held in Berlin on the same day the IFA 2013 tech fair will open its gates for the press.
The new high-end phablet from Samsung is expected to look like a larger Galaxy S4, while sporting a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. According to reports, Note 3 will come with 3 GB of RAM and three internal storage options: 16, 32, 64 GB, plus support for microSD cards.
Rumor has it that there will be two Galaxy Note 3 variants: one powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset (quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU) and the other underpinned by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5420 SoC (quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 + quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 and Mali T628 GPU).
Of course, the Galaxy Note 3 will have all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone circa 2013: HSPA+, LTE (even LTE-A support courtesy of the Snapdragon 800 SoC), all standards of WiFi, NFC module, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0. The handset will most likely borrow the feature-packed 13 megapixel camera of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and early reports said that a new S Orb 360 degree panorama will debut along with the new phablet.
The smartphone will most likely run Android 4.3 out of the box, with Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top of it and all the Galaxy S4-specific features like Air Gesture, Air Controls, Smart Stay, or Smart Pause, plus a coupe of S Pen optimized applications. Talking about S Pen, Samsung is expected to improve Note 3’s stylus, as the South Korean company purchased 5% in Wacom shares, a company specialized in developing graphic tablets with stylus input.