It’s been rumored lately that all next-gen high-end smartphones will come with a fingerprint reader for enhanced security. Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s release date is due in a couple of months and many rumors have been talking about a fingerprint reader built into the physical button. Though it seems that Samsung encountered some issues with the fingerprint sensors and will not be able to ship the Galaxy Note 3 with them anymore.
According to ET News, a Korean website, Samsung’s contractor for the sensors, Validity Sensors, isn’t able to produce enough units, so the phone will have to come without them. It also seems that the Galaxy Note 3 is at the final development stage, which means we could soon start seeing more and more leaks, as they begin testing it.
Apple has also had problems with their fingerprint sensors, according to other rumors, so we might not see many smartphones with fingerprint readers this year after all.
Other rumors about the Galaxy Note 3 include a 5.9-inch 1080p full HD Super Amoled Plus display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal memory, and a 2Ghz Octa processor. The Galaxy Note 3 should also sport a primary 13MP camera, along with a 3MP frontal one and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which has just been released.
We’ve also heard about flexible displays, though we probably won’t see this feature so early, especially considering that usually Galaxy Note is mostly a bigger version of the Galaxy S series, so it might be similar to the Galaxy S4, with an added S-Pen, just like we got used to.
Hopefully we’ll find out more about the Galaxy Note 3 soon, as the release date nears. We are now about 2 months away from the official release date, most likely. The phablet should become the most powerful smartphone of the moment once it gets released, but it faces harsh competition from Sony, with the Xperia Z Ultra and other phone makers. It’s even rumored that Apple is going to compete with the Galaxy Note 3 by releasing a phablet version of the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6.
Once we find out more rumors or information about it, we’ll let you know. We’ll do our best to stay connected to our trusted sources inside Samsung and their contractors, just like we did until now. But until then, we can only guess how the new phablet is going to be.
What features do you think the Galaxy Note 3 will come with ?