There are about three weeks left until the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date and the rumors talking about the next-gen phablet developed by the South Korean company continue to surface. According to SamMobile, the yet-unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will have two international variants, and one of them will be underpinned by the recently introduced eight-core Exynos 5420 chipset.
Te source quoted by SamMobile confirms some of the rumors that made the headlines lately, like the ones saying that the phablet will sport 3 GB of RAM and that it will boast a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. The same source added that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 13 megapixel camera sensor (most likely borrowed from the Samsung Galaxy S4) with optical image stabilization.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will most likely come with 16, 32 ,64 GB of flash storage expandable using a microSD card of up 64 GB. SamMobile writes that the Galaxy Note 3 will pack a 3,200 mAh battery, in contrary with previous rumors saying that the phablet will have a 3,450 mAh battery.
Just like it happened with its predecessor and this year with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in two hardware variants.
The first one, SM-N9005, and probably the one that will end up on the markets with 4G LTE converge, will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU.
The other one, SM-N900, will allegedly sport a revised Exynos 5 Octa chipset, the Exynos 5420. Announced a couple of weeks ago, the new Exynos 5420 fixes the previous model’s CoreLink CCI-400 issues and ditches the PowerVR GPU over an ARM graphics processing unit, the six-core Mali T628. The chipset is underpinned by four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz (handle the tasks that require more processing power) and four low consumption Cortex A7 cores (deal with the basic processing tasks).
SamMobile also notes that only the Snapdragon 800 Samsung Galaxy S3 will come with LTE support, while the Exynos 5420 SM-N9000 will be limited to HSPA+ connections. Unlike the SoC belonging to the Snapdragon family, the Exynos chipset doesn’t come with a radio modem and it seems that an additional LTE module would have drained the battery to fast.
Just like everybody anticipated, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean customized with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface. The phablet might also come with an improved S Pen, given that Samsung has aquired 5% in Wacom share, a company that manufactures graphical tablets with stylus input.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be officially unveiled during the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2013 event that will take place on September 4 at the IFA Berlin 2013 tech fair. What are your expectations for the Galaxy Note 3? Please write them down in the comments section.