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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Sport Metal Case, Release Date Yet Unknown

According to blogger Eldar Murtazin, the PR department of HTC started a rumor saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ditch the standard plastic material that we have been used to, and will me made of metal instead.

Murtazin claims that this report has been made up by the Taiwan-based manufacturer in order to make its HTC One look good, which is made of aluminum. It seems that the due to the big success of the HTC One, Samsung has decided that it’s time for a game changer in terms of materials and design.

Online publication Sam Mobile notes that the South Korean company is planning to use different materials to build the Galaxy Note 3. It seems that Samsung is trying out premium materials for a change, instead of the old plastic that it’s normally used for all its handsets. Sam Mobile has an inside source that claims that the company that the next phablet will be made of premium materials and that will have a different appearance, as well.

No one is sure what kind of metal will Samsung use on is new Galaxy Note 3. I think aluminum will me a good choice because it’s light. Any other metal will make the device be as heavy as a brick because of its big size. Another possibility would be ceramics or the company could stick to the plastic, but it’s necessary to use a more noble one.

According to the same report, the company also planed to use a metal material for the Galaxy S4. The Samsung executives were very pleased with its appearance, but they chose the plastic material because it’s easier to build and they needed to make a lot of units in time in order to meed the very high demand for the smartphone. Also, the Samsung officials have previously stated that the they want to offer a device with a removable battery, and only plastic can provide this feature.

In case this rumor is accurate then the Galaxy Note 3 would be the first Samsung branded smartphone made out of metal. The galaxy Note 3 is expected to be unveiled at IFA 2013 which will take place in September in Germany.

We still don’t know what hardware will be sported on the Galaxy Note 3, but rumor has it the phablet will come with a 5.9-inch full HD display, a 2 GHz next-gen CPU (probably the Exynos 5 Octa), 4 GB of RAM and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Of course, the S Pen stylus will come along too, and the device will most likely borrow some of the features of the Galaxy S4 such as S-Health, IR Blaster, Group Play and others.

Also, there have been rumors that the Galaxy Note will pack a very impressive 4000 mAh battery, which would be great for intensive usage, not that the Galaxy Note 2 doesn’t have a good battery life.

We’ll see what happens in the following weeks.

  • HTC one is ugly. Samsung designers should be able to realize that.
    If they mess on the s3,s4, note2 base design, then I doubt what future they will be heading to.

    Samsung is my girlfriend because she is sexy. If she is not able to maintain her beauty – I’ll divorce her.

    • Bboy13

      Go slap yourself and look up the definition of beauty and or sexy. You clearly don’t know.

  • Wow!

    Wow, who wrote this are they stupid. It was the HTC PR team. They wrote this so people would be attracted to the HTC One by thinking that Samsung were scared.

  • michael

    LMFAO succes for something that hasn’t come out jet? This is clearly, CLEARLY made up by a HTC one Failure X.

  • iPhone_uText

    this is late breaking and recycled news. It would be a clever PR move, except why on earth would HTC want to give a bump to their main competitor by name and by giving consumers a reason to hold out for their rival’s product?

  • duff60901

    Look at the old Moto phones… metal AND removable battery. I do think HTC made a good move like LG did long ago with the V and enV with the speakers in the FRONT. Just a waiting game now… and those of us on Verizon just have longer to play 🙁

  • Joe D

    Bah. If anything, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a case with metal trimming – but the entire case made of metal? Doubtful. Samsung has already proven they can sell premium devices with flexible, durable plastics as their case material of choice. Cheaper and quicker to manufacture, and lighter than metals, why would they suddenly think the Note 3 needs a wraparound aluminum body? To add to the cost of that 6-inch AMOLED display running at 440 ppi? I’d expect better quality plastics, and further elimination of any “creek factors” on the Note 3, sure. But a metal case? Not so much.

  • Rich Dawson

    A Note 3 already?Just got my Note 2 at http://runningshoereview.hubpages.com/hub/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-Reviews.

    Anyways, this article is just filled with speculations 🙂