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.