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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs Revealed

Kris Carlon
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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.

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The Galaxy Note 2 dimensions will be shared by the Note 3, but with a larger screen. / © Samsung

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:

  SM-N900 SM-N9005
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
LTE/4G: No Yes
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.

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The previously leaked image of the Note 3 shows how they packed the screen in. / © SamMobile/TechTastic

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?

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 11 months ago Link

    Same Size as N2? Maybe this will be my next device.
    Larger than Note 2 is too large for me if you as me...

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    Kris Carlon 11 months ago Link

    Hi Philipp, I just thought I'd add in the old leak picture to the article, to demonstrate how they plan to squeeze that extra screen in. What do you think about the smaller bezel?

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 11 months ago Link

    May I ask how much centi/millimeters the screen difference is, I cant guess much with inch and such...

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    Kris Carlon 11 months ago Link

    Well, the Note 2 was 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in) with a 5.5 inch screen (just under 140 mm diagonally), and apparently the Note 3 is the same size with a 5.68 inch screen (just over 144 mm), so we're only looking at an additional 4.5 mm! Half a centimeter is definitely not much, but it does let them say the Note 3 has a bigger screen...

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 11 months ago Link

    yes of course but the number makes it more realistic for me 2,25mm at both screen sides diagonally shouldnt be that much of a problem...

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  • Rolfhu 11 months ago Link

    This pic looks like a Sony !!!???

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  • Bojan M. 11 months ago Link

    Skipping this one, but will probably get the Note 4 or something on that level.
    Actually, pretty much waiting for those elastic displays or whatever. I want something exciting, out of the ordinary (which Note 2 was). This one is too familiar territory. I appreciate the size. Larger than Note 2 and I wouldn't even consider it.

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  • Jimmy Drew 11 months ago Link

    Looks really good. Yes, I love my Note 2 and the Note 3 has everything I was looking for except I don't know about the screen itself. Will the screen be visible in bright sunlight? I am hoping they would use Gorilla Glass 4. That allows the screen to be viewed in bright sunlight. I don't care about a finger print reader or a flexible screen, I just want to be able to see the damn thing in the bright sunlight. ;-) Yes, I will pay full boat and buy this Note 3 if...I can see the screen in bright sunlight. The Note 2 is absolutely the Swiss Army Knife of Smart Phones except you can't see the screen in bright sunlight.

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  • ABDUL AHMED 11 months ago Link

    @jimmy what do u mean by sunlight? I have note 2 and I know everything about note 2 except the the sunlight u mentioned.
    Cheers.

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    Kris Carlon 11 months ago Link

    We have no news yet on Gorilal Glass 4, but the poor sunlight readability is just a by-product of AMOLED displays unfortunately. And Bojan, only a few months ago many people thought the Note 3 might come out with a flexible display, so it won't be far away!

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 11 months ago Link

    @jimmy what about an anti-reflective Screen protector, works like a miracle to me, my phone is no mirror, so I do something against it, also I have less fingerprints and of course a scratch protection included...

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    dreamkiller 11 months ago Link

    The future of android is here..

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  • Jimmy Drew 11 months ago Link

    Philipp I am using the Otter box Commuter with the included screen protector. Doesn't help as far as viewing the screen in bright sunlight. What do you use please.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 11 months ago Link

    I use this one (german amazon link) http://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B008H2742A

    Putting this on is really no problem, and almost no bubbles just a little cut here and there (at the speaker and right to home button) because i was too lazy putting it on again) (if you need a pic, i can send one)

    Since ut is non reflective... Sometimes i still need my hand, but not so often, when a friend showed me sth. On his s3 without anti reflective protector in the forest i could only see stripes of the picture and the rest was my face, and i had no problems...

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  • Jimmy Drew 11 months ago Link

    Thank you Philipp hope the Note 3 has Gorilla Glass 4. I am very excited to actually see what Samsung comes out with. The specs are awesome. Thank you again Philipp.

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  • Daniel Westerdale 10 months ago Link

    Hi, is it me but there is nothing compelling about the Note 3 that would make me want me to upgrade my Note 2 early ( as 1 year into a 2 year contract) . I suspect the Note 4 running Android 5 should be a bit more revolutionary - is there an eta for Note 4? Features I am looking for is better audio + running apps from external SD storage.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 10 months ago Link

    probably Note4 is one year away after Note 3 Release...

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    Kris Carlon 10 months ago Link

    I agree with Philipp, the Note 2 was released last August and the Note 3 will be out shortly, so it's pretty likely the Note 4 would appear this time next year. So while that's good news for your contract, the questions now is: can you wait that long to upgrade? ;)

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