The highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will officially see the light of day this Wednesday, during a special Samsung Unpacked event held by the South Korean phone maker in Berlin on the same day the IFA 2013 tech fair will open its gates for the media. Until Samsung will introduce its new phablet we get to look at a new batch of leaked photos that reveal the front panel of the 5.7-inch smartphone.
After we’ve seen the front panel of the black Galaxy Note 3 model, this time we are talking about the front panel of a white Galaxy Note 3. Reports are indicating that the South Koreans will launch the new phablet in three body colors, the white and black variants being available at the launch, soon followed by a pink model.
As you can see in the gallery bellow the Galaxy Note 3 adopts a design based on sharp angles, while the corners of the terminal are not as round as the one of the previous generation or the one of the Galaxy S4. Is Samsung planning to return to the highly appreciated design of Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2?
Of course, this is just a rendering of the Galaxy Note 3 front panel and since the photos didn’t get an official confirmation we are advising you to take them with a pinch of salt as the final design may be subject to changes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 technical specifications leaked as well over the past couple of months, therefore we’ve learned that Sammy’s next-gen phablet will sport a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while borrowing the feature-packed 13 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the Galaxy S4, enhanced with 4K video recording support.
As you probably know, there will be two Galaxy Note 3 variants: one powered by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5420 SoC (quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 CPU + quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A CPU low-energy and a Mali T628 GPU) and one underpinned by Qualcomm’s flaghsip chipset, the Snapdragon 800 (based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU).
Sources close to the Korean phone maker say that the first 4 million Galaxy Note 3 units will come equipped with the Qualcomm processing unit, as Samsung is encountering some heat-related issues with the Exynos 5 Octa chipset.
Rumor has it hat the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be the first smartphone in the world to pack 3 GB of RAM, while having three internal storage options: 16/32/64 GB, all expandable using microSD cards of up to 64 GB.
Since we are talking about a high-end smartphone circa 2013, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to feature all the connectivity functions worthy of a modern smartphone with the likes of NFC, 4G LTE, WiFi in all standards, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0 among them. We are also expecting the 5.7 incher to come with an improved S Pen, as the South Koreans recently purchased 5% in Wacom shares, a Japanese company specialized in manufacturing graphic tablets with stylus input.
The new smartphone should leave the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 4.3 and Sammy’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface, which borrows all the innovative features of the Galaxy S4 and which should introduce a couple of stylus-optimized apps and features for the new S Pen.
There are some reports indicating that Samsung is also planning to introduce a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 which will be intended for the emerging markets. In order to obtain a lower production costs, the South Korean phone maker has replaced the Super AMOLED panel with an LCD unit and the 13 megapixel camera with an 8 megapixel sensor.
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