The maestros over at SamMobile have released the almost-complete spec sheet for two models of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which, combined with what we already know, gives us the full specifications. We've already seen benchmarks, specs and plenty of rumors, but these new figures are about as complete and confirmed as it's gonna get before the official release at Samsung's UNPACKED event in Berlin on September 4th. The specs below are for the SM-N900 and SM-N9005 models.
The news comes from a 'trusted insider' which we hope means these figures are legitimate, as they look pretty great, and the rumored 3GB RAM is here confirmed, at least for one of the models. It would seem safe to assume both models will run on 3GB RAM though. The specs list the SM-N900 model's CPU as a 1.8 GHz octa-core Exynos 5420 with an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. The CPU data is unconfirmed on the other model, but the benchmark test we saw last week places a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 in the SM-N9005. The latter will most likely run an Adreno 330 graphics processor. Here's the specs from SamMobile, with the gaps filled in by us:
|Display:||5.68 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 pixels)||5.68 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|CPU:||1.8GHz Octa-core Exynos 5420||Unconfirmed (likely 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800)|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-T628 MP6||Unconfirmed (likely Adreno 330)|
|RAM:||Unconfirmed (likely 3GB)||3GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Camera:||13 MP with Optical Image Stabilisation||13 MP with Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Storage:||16/32/64GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)||16/32/64GB User memory ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)|
|OS:||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Battery:||3,200 mAh||3,200 mAh|
The dimensions of the Note 3 will reportedly be identical to the Note 2, but will contain a larger screen. There's also still the rumor that the Note 3 will ship with a fingerprint scanner, a security addition the new Apple iPhone is supposedly also shipping with. However we've already reported on the issues surrounding the supply of that technology for both companies, so it's highly unlikely. Samsung has had the code for scanners in their devices since the Galaxy S3 firmware and has been working with a fingerprint scanner manufacturing company. That being said, there have been many supply chain issues, so don't count on it.
Both models will also run Android 4.3 straight out of the wrapping and pack a worthy 3,200 mAh battery. We've also heard rumors that at least one of the Note 3 models will carry a 3,450 mAh battery, although we don't know which one yet, or if that information is even true. But what we do know looks pretty darn good to us.
What do you think about these specs? Will you be buying a new Note 3 when the device is released next month?