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Top 4 Rumors About the Galaxy Note 3

Steven Blum
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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.

Display

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.

Processor

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.

Internal Memory

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.

Release Date

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.

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  • David H. Jan 18, 2013 Link

    Wow! If the rumors are true I'll be pissed! I'm still sleeping with my original Note on my pillow and they've made it so obsolete I have to give it up for a new one?

    The rumored specs are so amazing I don't think they'll be putting anything on the market for a while after this one, where could they possibly go after that? Release a different color? A mini Note?

    You know what this means, right? They're no getting so energy efficient and fast at processing that the next generation of hardware virtual interfaces can start to be implemented in other than gimicky fobs.

    I'm talking laser prjected keyboards with camera scanning of inputs, eye tracking input, etc.

    If they get much better with power management maybe they'll even be able to incorporate projection screens or folding OLED screens?

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  • CJ Brown Jan 25, 2013 Link

    All I can say is with every new consumer electronic goods that Samsung releases? The older models will be repurposed to the "no contract" market (with the latest software updates) ....


    If you purchased a 1st, 2nd (or 3rd) generation Galaxy S (or Note)? Please don't frown that a newer model is coming out ... by purchasing what Samsung has available? You encourage Samsung to come out with newer (& better) consumer electronic goods ....


    Samsung has raised the bar on Android Smart Phones, Tablets - & soon to be Phablets (it can only encourage HTC, LG, etc to come out with better Android consumer electronic goods). It's only a matter of time before Apple will be forced to accept they have healthy competition that is making better products then their own ...

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