The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been looming on the horizon for a while now and there have been rumours that it will out-spec everything else on the market. At least until the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives anyway.
Now those rumours have become a little more tangible as Pocket Lint has uncovered a report detailing the supposed specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Visually it seems likely that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is going to look rather similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. In fact apparently it will have identical dimensions to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, yet the screen will see a slight size boost from 5.5 inches to 5.68 inches. Presumably that means the screen comes closer to the edge of the handset this time around. The screen in question is a Full HD Super AMOLED 1920 x1080 display.
The power under the hood is potentially more exciting, as the Galaxy Note 3 will supposedly feature a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor (though that’s likely to be market dependant). It will also have 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and a 3200 mAh battery.
In terms of storage capacity the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB built in, along with a micro SD card slot which supports cards of up to 64GB. The handset will come in 3G and 4G flavours and is also said to feature the latest version of Android, specifically Android 4.3.
Assuming these specs are for real the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 should be a tremendously powerful phone. 3GB of RAM is unprecedented on a smartphone, while octa-core processors are still very rare- though there’s a fair chance that the UK will be lumbered with a quad-core version. The screen should also be pretty impressive, as while it’s only slightly bigger than the one on the Galaxy Note 2 it’s seen a substantial bump in resolution. Based on the specs the Galaxy Note 3 is likely to be a big deal, both compared to other ‘phablets’ and smartphones in general.
Samsung look set to officially reveal the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the 4th of September- two days before IFA 2013, so it won’t be long before we know if these specs are the real deal- and whether the UK will actually get the octa-core version on the handset.
By Simon Thomas on 14th August, 2013