First Photo Taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hits the Web
Yesterday we’ve told you about the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date and now we are returning with fresh details about the upcoming phablet of the South Korean company. Since the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line-up leaked almost entirely on the web, the next important Samsung mobile device in 2013 will be the Galaxy Note 3. The were a lot of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors going live so far, but without any solid details about the next-gen phablet. Today we get to see the first photo taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 3′s camera.
Last week we’ve heard from an alleged Samsung official that the Galaxy Note 3 release date was set for IFA Berlin 2013 and that it will sport a 5.9-inch OLED display. Regarding the photo that was taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the EXIF details are the ones that give the phablet’s identity away, even though they can be forged easily.
According to the leaked data, the photo was taken with a Samsung smartphone that is codenamed GT-N7200 and is running N7200XXUAMEB firmware version.
Since Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was codenamed GT-N7100, thus the GT-N7200 codename is fitting like a glove for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As far as we can see from the EXIF log the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sports 13 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, thus it might have the same camera sensor as the Galaxy S4. It’s nothing unusual to see that a member of the Note family packs the same camera as the current generation Galaxy S flagship.
The rumor mill also has some details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specifications and so far we’ve heard that the new phablet will sport a 5.9-inch display with full HD resolution and Super AMOLED technology. It was also reported that the Galaxy Note 3 will come with the same Exynos 5 Octa chipset of the Galaxy S4, but overclocked 200 MHz higher. Therefore, the next-gen phablet will feature a SoC based on four Cortex A15 cores at 1.8 GHz and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz.
The list of technical details might also include 2 GB of RAM and all the connectivity features of a modern smartphone: all standards of WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC chip, microUSB 2.0 and IR blaster. There will probably be three internal storage options, 16/32/64 GB, of course, expandable using microSD cards of up to 64 GB.
Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date was set for IFA Berlin 2013, but, in my opinion we will see it before the Berlin-based tech fair opens its gates for the public. The South Korean phone maker made a habit out of announcing its important products during standalone events, thus we might see the Galaxy Note 3 debuting at a Samsung Unpacked event in the week prior to IFA Berlin.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will probably run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, packed with Samsung’s proprietary UI, unless Google changes its mind and releases Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in the meantime.
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