We exclusively told you a couple of weeks ago that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date will be on September 4th, information that was later confirmed by The Korea Herald. As we are getting closer to the highly-anticipated smartphone’s launch, more details about Samsung’s next-gen pahablet are starting to surface.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will soon be 1 year old, so everybody is expecting the South Korea-based phone maker to unveil its successor in the coming months. As you probably know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be introduced during a special Samsung Unpacked event held in Berlin on September 4th, the same day the IFA 2013 tech fair will open its gates for the press. Even though rumors said that the Galaxy Note 3 will come with a display sized at least 5.9 inches, it looks that after all the terminal will have a 5.7-inch screen.
The first Samsung Galaxy Note 3 leaked specifications hit the web in May and a recent report by MK News comes to confirm most of them. According to the reputed publication, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sport 3 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera (most likely borrowed from the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship), and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Qualcomm’s processing solution will make it under the hood of may hig-end smartphones and tablets that will see the light of day this fall and it’s already used for the LTE Adavanced variant of the Galaxy S4, which is, for the time being, available exclusively on the South Korean market.
In case you forgot, I remind you that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC is based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. Samsung has recently introduced a revised variant of its Exynos 5 Octa chipset, but, we can’t say for sure whether it will be used for the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, given the production problems of the Exynos 5410 unit.
The same source writes that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 5.7-inch display which will probably use a Super AMOLED panel with full HD resolution. Sammobile recently wrote that Samsung tested three different screen sizes for the Galaxy Note 3: 5.5, 5.7, and 5.99 inches, but it seems that the 5.7-inch model will be the only one mass produced.
Even though there were some reports saying that Samsung will ditch the Super AMOLED technology over a LCD panel, my guess is that the new phablet will employ the first unit. Anyway, there were some rumors saying that there will be two Samsung Galaxy Note 3 market dependant variants: one with a Super AMOLED display and one with a LCD display.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will most likely run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, given that Google recently unveiled the latest Android iteration, and of course, the South Korean company will apply its proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top of it.