Leak shows specs of upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The battle of the over-sized phones could soon be heating up. Sony's recent release of the Xperia Z Ultra set the bar high for future devices with its huge (even for a phablet) 6.4-inch display and speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. While Samsung's Galaxy Note line arguably helped make phablets mainstream, the Note 2 is almost a year old now and due for an upgrade. Dutch website Sim Only Radar recently got their hands on a series of product sketches that give us a better look at what the Galaxy Note 3 might look like.
The new mobile device (product code SM-N900) is reported to feature a 5.7-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED display, a 13 MP main camera with a xenon flash and a dedicated shutter button (capable of 1080p video recording), GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Android Jelly Bean (probably 4.3 at the time of launch), and 802.11 b/g/n/a wifi. An interesting point is that the new device will apparently be available with two processor configurations: either one of Samsung's own Exynos Cortex A15/ Cortex A7 octa-core CPUs, or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz quad-core.
While these leaked specs bring the Note 3 more in line with Sony's Ultra, only the camera seems to stand out. We'll have to wait and see if Samsung will add anything further to give its new product an advantage over the competition.
Like the two previous versions of the Galaxy Note, the 3 is expected to be officially unveiled at IFA in Berlin this fall.
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