Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.
While much of the Android world hyperventilates in anticipation of the release of the Galaxy S4, a number of folks are excited for an equally important phone to be released. I'm talking, of course, about the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung's follow-up to the wildly popular Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2. It seems like yesterday that Samsung was unveiling the first Galaxy Note, but the world has spoken, and they want more Notes! Samsung is expected to release the phone sooner than you'd imagine. Here are the top 4 rumors we've found about the Galaxy Note 3.
Korea Times is reporting that the Galaxy Note 3 will feature a 6.3-inch OLED display with 1080p resolution. That's a really big bump up from the original Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch display and the Galaxy Note 2's 5.5-inch display. It would, in many ways, put the Galaxy Note 3 in phablet territory.
The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to have a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor, which Samsung claims uses 70% less battery power than comparable processors. This incredibly advanced engine has been reportedly clocked at 1.8Ghz by the site Antutu. We don't know if it'll really end up being that powerful, but you better bet it'll be one fast puppy.
Samsung is widely believed to be keeping their storage options the same for the Galaxy Note 3 as they were for the Galaxy Note 2. We're talking either 16Gb or 32GB of flash memory, with up to 64GB in external storage via SD slot.
The folks over at Wall Street Journal are convinced the Galaxy Note 3 will be released in the first half of the year, citing sources at Samsung. This would be a bit surprising, though, considering the Galaxy Note 2 was released at the end of November. But when it comes to releasing multiple products in short succession, Samsung is king.