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Here are the top five features rumored to be on the Samsung GALAXY Note III

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Here are the top five features rumored to be on the Samsung GALAXY Note III
Australia's International Business Times has been passing along the speculation that the Samsung GALAXY Note III will either be introduced during the first week of September at IFA 2013 in Berlin or during a special Samsung Unpacked event like the Korean company used in New York last month to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S4. But while the date of the unveiling is important, what is really more exciting to fans of this phablet is the exponential improvement in the features and specs of the device. If the improvements and upgrades made from the OG Samsung GALAXY Note to the Samsung GALAXY Note II are matched in the next iteration of the phablet, the Samsung GALAXY Note III is going to be something else.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 2 was heads and shoulders above the first iteration of the phablet

The Samsung GALAXY Note 2 was heads and shoulders above the first iteration of the phablet

According to the Australian paper, the top five features rumored to be on the Samsung GALAXY Note III include the 5.9 inch screen. Not quite the 6.3 inch display originally rumored for the model, SamMobile has quoted an executive of a company providing components to Samsung as saying that a 6 inch screen is a layup. And combining FHD with the new flexibility that Sammy has been working on for years, the screen is said to be unbreakable and uses the PHOLED technology that we explained earlier. By switching up colors a bit, Samsung has produced a display that is clear and sharp, but does not use too much power.

The reason why U.S. models of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 did not get the Exynos 5 Octa chip had nothing to do with LTE connectivity. The reason for the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 on U.S. versions of the new Android flagship phone had to do with supply challenges. That issue should be gone by the time that the Samsung GALAXY Note III launches. And if you like taking pictures with your mobile device, the Samsung GALAXY Note III is expected to feature a 13MP-16MP rear camera that is supposed to allow the user to take professional quality pictures and videos.

Lastly, Samsung is trying to make its TouchWiz UI more feature-rich and worthy of its inclusion on a device like the Samsung GALAXY Note III which could be powered by Android 5.0 out of the box. It all sounds great and certainly leaves fans of the platform and manufacturer hungry for more information. We are still 5 months away from IFA Berlin which means there is still plenty of time for more leaks and rumors about the Samsung GALAXY Note III so keep checking in daily.

source: SamMobile via IBT

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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:18 10

1. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Not such a big deal

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:46 24

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 599; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


That device will kick a$$es of all other devices out there. Just wait n watch.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:06 4

23. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 642; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Seriously considering a Note device, as my 4,7" One X looks average sized after owning it for quite some time if the screen is truly unbreakable that will be quite cool but something i don't believe is the "13MP-16MP rear camera that is supposed to allow the user to take professional quality pictures and videos." It doesn't take a professional to tell people that a phone cannot match the quality of a professional DSLR, limited dynamic range, limited DOF, noise, lack of optical zoom, etc. Unless they use a Nokia 808 like camera?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 11:57 2

31. wiiandds (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Thats not true. I have seen some pictures that came from cell phone and look just as good as DSLR.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 12:55 2

32. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 642; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You must have a problem in your sight then, or the pictures were heavily photoshoped no phone apart from the 808 can get close to a dslr. And while the 808 is much better than most phones it just can't get close to DSLR that have much bigger sensors and much, much bigger and better lenses.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:22

38. wiiandds (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


have you seen the picture that people submited to phonearena that are taken from smart phones. you can't even tell they are from smartphones.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 13:04

33. doejon (Posts: 311; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


than i will sell my note 2 and i will buy the note 3 :-)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 04:24 11

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe not a big deal to you.... But the Note line has become something of a technology showcase. For example, S-Pen works, while the software clone on the GS IV is probably going to have... teething issues. I don't buy a flexible display this time around, though. Maybe the Note IV for that. But 5.9 inch full HD display in the current Note II footprint (along with the Exynos 5 octacore chipset) would be the definition of cool. It would make the iP6 envious.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 13:53 2

35. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iAgree, it sounds more like an iPhone upgrade, also known in the tech' world as an iUpgrade.

Anyway, I'm happy with my BEASTLY Galaxy Note II so, unless Sammy announces an Octo-Core 6.3" with 4GBees of Super Unbuffered and Unhindered Wham-Bam-ThankU-RAM and a 16MP Rear Camera, I'm as satisfied as Rosie O'Donnel in a Hostess factory (but, no Ding-Dongs please - just Twinkies).

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:23 4

2. Stayfly2407 (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


APRIL FOOLS LOL, no flexible screen this soon haha.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 05:45 5

15. MrJerry (Posts: 380; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Actually it's not just a joke or a BS

It's been 5 days this rumor has issued in Korea.
However the article said that the flexible display on Note3 will focus on "Unbreakable" rather than "Bendable" this time.

So I reckon, according to the news, Note3 will be like the one we saw at CES.
5.7"-6.1" display with less bezel and bent shape would be just as big as Note2.

Another assumption is a folder type display. Even though I prefer this one over previous assumption, I think it is too much asking at this stage.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:24 4

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


5.9" might seem already to be a bit too big but if they can manage to do what they did with the size of the s3 and s4 then that would be really impressive

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 05:38 1

14. vincelongman (Posts: 643; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The Note II already has a one of the smallest bezels, so the Note III might be a slight bit taller. Unless they move their logo onto the home button as well as making the bezels smaller, then they might be able to fit the 5.9" screen without it being bigger.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:26 3

4. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


this is what im waiting for XD
im currently holding the note 2, and its the best and most innovative android device so far (for those people who doesnt have issues with d size).. actually ill prefer it more than d gs4 coz i cant live a smartphone life w/o Spen, and im a student :)
im goin to buy gs4 just to have d 1080p amoled panel and d great features it has, and after 5-6 mos ill hand it over to my Mom, and ill get the galaxyNote3 :D cant wait
and by that time the galaxy tab3 will arrive, so note3 w/ tab3=perfect hehe

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:37 2

18. choybrwn22 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I have one too typing on it right now, best phone I ever used waiting on the 3 all other phones wit a screen smaller than 5.5 jus feels awkward to me lol

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:23 1

25. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


And then when Samsung makes a 5.9 inches, 5.5 Will be too small for you, right? You are a true fanboy.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:24 1

28. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hmm? choybrwn22 is correct, as a note2 user, it really feels awkward for us to hang around w/ below 5.5" display..
wer still hopin that the whole size will not change as s3-s4 :)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:34 1

5. chongbh (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


April's Fools Day.....With Samsung....Rumours every where which the Korean are capable about and also capable of copying the technologies from the Japanese.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:48 2

8. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


still cant accept that ur xperias are always losing the battle
enough..

SAmsung has the largest number of mobile patents today and these patents by different companies are used by one another through legal ways and we also dont know if these samsung patents are also legally used by Sony, so dont talk in behalf of ur japanese companies, dont whine about copying if u dont have legal evidence abt it, samsung myt be once a blatant copycat before, but theyv learnd their lessons thats why s3 and note devices are praised nowadays..

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:37 6

6. MartianMe (unregistered)


The King of KINGS is coming this year ladies n gentleman..

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:54 5

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


5.9-6" 1080p AMOLED display

2 or 4 GB of RAM

Exynos 5 Octa at a slightly higher clock speed than the GS4

New version of Android

S-Pen enhancements

That's it. The only thing I see that's much of an improvement over the Note II is the RAM (if I'm right) and display; maybe the new Exynos, but the Exynos 4412 still performs like a champ so it's not too big of a deal. Nothing Note II owners should drop money on.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 04:04 8

11. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'd drop the money. as note 2 owner, i have no problem with the size, what excites me the most is the battery upgrade. 4000+mah please.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:47 3

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


3,100 mAh wasn't enough for you? Not even with the ability to swap out batteries? Wow, that's surprising.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:53 2

29. SleepingOz (Posts: 2489; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


The bigger the better..

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:39 8

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1940; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Don't forget all the newest features present on the S4. As a Note 2 owner, I also plan on investing in the Note 3.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:46

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Those new features will all make themselves onto the GS3 and Note II though. The only real reason I could see someone upgrading to the Note 3 is because of the display, everything else is either incremental or won't really have any affect on daily performance.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:05 2

22. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


1080p display, power efficiency of the display and the exynos maybe, addl sensors lyk s4 for the added features,, and that "professional quality of pictures" mentioned if true and if will boast something spectacular, and if that bendable screen is true>then dealbreaker, and to think that touchwiz+Spen are still open for broader range of innovation, we can expect more :)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:13 2

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1940; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not all of them. Some are hardware dependent, like the IR blaster, for instance.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:56 6

10. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Yes! After reading this my Note 2 is also happy. The Note 3 will be a substantial upgrade to the Note 2. Size is not a problem if you already had a Note device, I know the Note 3 will end up as the King. No shade just pure awesomeness! :D [+]

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 05:17 2

13. TA700 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I just wish somehow that Samsung can improve on the handwriting recognition.
The full screen writing of the old Windows Mobile/Pocket PC was the best I've ever tried and it doesn't waste screen space by needing a seperate writing area.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:07 3

16. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


I have to say the Note 2 is an incredible phone that has taken me to places via facebook, You tube and Navigation on its big, beautiful screen I didnt think possible. It still fits in my top pocket and goes all day.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:14 3

17. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Just wait for the IFA 2013, these rumors are making me tired!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:24 2

26. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Today is payday...after work Im gonna go get me the Note 2! so damn excited! :)

I just sold my Note 1 which was hands down the best device I have ever owned...When the Note 3 comes out Im gonna get that too if its the last thing I do haha

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 01:46

37. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


got my note 2 last night! awesome! I actually like the design...it doesnt look geeky like my note 1

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:15

27. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Im looking forward to the Note III. Hopefully, they'll change the design just enough to not make it look like the S4 or the Note II

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 10:50

30. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I wait for this instead of S4 or maybe I will get the htc One until the ne get release

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 13:15

34. johnriii (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


this should continue Samsungs reign as the top smartphones out there. seriously, the S2 is still selling very well. Walmart is pushing it, and so are the other 2nd tier carriers. the S3 is still a very hot phone, the Note 2 is barely 6 months old, and the only cons I see regularly is "it's too big" and "it's plastic"...nice job Sammy......AGAIN.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 16:04

36. k1ng617 (Posts: 234; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


It's going to be a larger S4 with the S-Pen simple as that.

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