Latest rumored specs for the Samsung GALAXY Note III include 3GB of RAM
China's MyDrivers has a picture showing the Samsung GALAXY Note II alongside a device that allegedly is the Samsung GALAXY Note III. Based on our chart (see below), the pictured device doesn't swamp the Samsung GALAXY Note II like the Samsung Galaxy Mega series does. But the model number that is printed with the device, GT-i9500, is the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which the device in the picture clearly is not. So we are skeptical about the photo, and continue to wonder whether the Korean OEM will be releasing the model using a different material other than plastic.
If the Samsung GALAXY Note III is released with these specs, is everybody happy with it?
source: MyDrivers (translated), SamMobile via AndroidAuthority
12. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
i really think 3 gigs is overkill.... Please Fanboys down voters stay logical and stay away, i own an S4
19. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 390; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
sorry, you can never have enough ram... never. It only helps/speeds things up and it's requirement always gets larger over time. Overkill and ram is simply not possible
22. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
it's not a laptop, your not gonna multitask it to death
40. bparkerson (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Me Too...I get full use of all my devices...as much as they allow at least...RAM, a cheap, very welcome addition!!!
71. KFear (Posts: 135; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
You don't use 3g worth on a device. You'd have to have 5 browers open at once, notes, email, 5 games, and a lot more. Android manages RAM in a very unique way that is both good for battery life, overheating, and so on. If my phone was using 3g's worth, i'd be concerned. That's a lot of memory and it means you should get off your phone and go do something outside.
121. nofear (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
This is what we call new innovation. SAMMY /= Apple - 2007 technology is same look in 2013.
63. Muayyad (Posts: 94; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
no you won't open 10+ internet browser windows, antivirus, office programms and more on an android phone. Not gonna happen.
33. crogers2012 (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
They are, in my opinion, trying to make it a desktop replacement. Where you can bluetooth a mouth and keyboard and hook it up to a monitor and use it that way. It is possible with the note II but the amount of RAM made it a bit boggy at times.
76. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 633; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Wow how do i bluetooth my mouth? LOL
52. Luuthian (Posts: 184; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Yeah it's definitely not needed at this point. But this seems to be Samsung's way. Rather than tightly develop their software they just throw big hardware at the problem. Not really sure why they may feel 3GB of ram is needed.
57. Pedro0x (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Once ARM releases 64-bit chips, we will be able to use our phones as computers. And even today we can use Note 2 for example as a small computer.
118. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 390; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
All products that use ram, can never have enough. If you want to keep your Note 3 for just two years 3 gb of ram will probably start showing its age. Ram is generally the cheapest way to increase speed in just about any device so more is better. Arguing to the opposite seems silly. What do you care? That extra ram chip didn't raise the price of the phone, it only helps speed up the phone and helps it maintain it's speed long term too. "640K ought to be enough for anybody" ya, how'd that work out Uncle Willy? One of the richest, smartest men in the world, ever said that lol
51. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Especially when a lot of widgets and apps are so resource hungry.
81. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Probably Sir Jony Ives need to teach you Linux and Ram together :)
106. BiN4RY (Posts: 80; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
First rule of computer hardware: more ram != faster
110. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I agree, lots of RAMming makes for lots of fun. This will be the true iKiller!!
115. sdevo555 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
Here here.....appleDOESNT.com i agree cant have too much ram or ghz in my opinion.....ALL i ever hear is Apple and its fans making excuses for not an inferior product but a product that cant compete
26. Scarambay (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Just state your opinion. Neither do you have to explain yourself nor bother about people downvoting your comments.
Regarding the topic, it's all about pushing the boundaries. Remember the time when people thought 720p displays on smartphones was overkill? Fast-forward two years and now we have got 1080p displays! Of course, RAM cannot be compared with displays but still there won't be a saturation point for RAM unlike the resolution of displays on smartphones.
42. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Let me explain why I ( tech guy) need/want more more ram
Widgets, on my phone I have at least 1 widget on each home screen but I want to have at least 2 but can't because the phone will lag
Live wallpaper, yes I love my live wallpapers
Now let me explain why my little sister (non tech HS girl) needs more ram than me.
She has over 14 widgets on her SGS4, and a live one direction wallpaper. Phone runs smooth only because she loves to swipe to exit task.
With more ram I can get even better widgets, I love widgets and so do HS GIrls
62. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
The lamest excuse I've ever heard from a butthurt hater.
66. medicci37 (Posts: 552; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
i plan on keeping my next phone 4 at least 2 years. so by we will be going in2 the year 2016 by the time this phone is 2 years old. at that time high end models will have at least 4 gigs. also, the sg3 from a year ago had 2 gigs. its called progress
73. k1ng617 (Posts: 234; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Such a silly comment.
On my Note 2 with 7 active apps (no games) it's using 1.43 of 1.75gb. Heck one 3D game will probably put me over.
44. Daniel.95 (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
r u sure ?
Its going to be full plastic.
61. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Yes sir this is exactly what I am waiting for definitely....Mark it down guys Nothing will beat the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013...
72. akki20892 (Posts: 2677; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
it's not beast, it's big, samdung getting big year by year. don't know what samdung will bring out in 2014, maybe 7" phone and 25" tablet. this is totally crazzy.
75. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Stfu, when samsung announced 4.8 gs3 all u haters are saying like that, and now all manufacturers are inclined w/ 5" above, still d same reaction..
83. akki20892 (Posts: 2677; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
5" is enough dude, don't go above 5". who told u that we need above 5",
jealous.....!!! and samsung was't find 5" get that. ok
looks like u r samdung fanboy. now tell me r u guys making iphone 5 joke now make by your self and sammy joke about getting bigger and bigger.
and still samdung is cheap and breakable. if my n8 drop on s4 or note2 it will be 4 pieces. get that too.
85. evarod48 (Posts: 130; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
so, obviously you love your nokia and are unwilling to rationalize with anyone that supports other companies
86. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
What i wanna say is when samsung tried to make 4.8" and 5.3" all haters gone wild and saying like ur comment #72.. but when all manufacturers are now inclind w/5", now thats enough, hmm
Im a fan of samsung coz they revolutionzed android and thats a fact, i dont care abt ur n8 coz i hate their ecosystem and i dont want bulky devices.. i just have 808 for camera.
Am i jealous? Where dd u get that logic? I dont care abt ur nokia dwvice w/ small crappy display, i have a note2 and only note3 can beat this beast, after usinh note2, ur nokia devices feels cheaper,, if i know, inside u u r jealous w/ android world of big and brilliant displays..
And samsung isnt forcng u to buy their devices and it seems ur interested always and commenting and bashing like ur the worst person in ds world.
87. akki20892 (Posts: 2677; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
oh so u own Nokia 808,but i thought u don't like bulky device, and r u sure that nokia device feel cheap. replace your word first. get that. and i don't care about samdung. u know what nokia is making 5" because of they want to make phablet not smarphone ok. and nokia don't have 5" hope u get this really well.
90. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Ddnt u get it? 808 just for its topnotch camera oh cmon, nokia is running slow in tech world, and even their fanboys are running slow in comprehension haha.
U dont care abt samsung, why visit every samsung artcle? Cmon ur too errrr...
Did i say nokia have 5"? Haha, if nokia will venture in 5" 720p/1080p android smartphone, then i would also venture into them.
Again im not jealous, whr are u pckng those ideas? Cmon if someon will give me a nokia for free, i will sell it immediately and buy a brilliant amoled smartphone w/ android goodness. :)
117. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I like what I see, but my concern is the price. will it be $300 with a 2yr contract OR will they go up on the price. It will be a major #EpicFail if this phone is more thean $300
25. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
not a real one coz see the bezel .... also no samsung logo on it.... seem its from china....
30. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I agree! It's definitely from China, no Samsung logo on the phone. And if you see the bottom left corner, you can see "Baidu", which it is a website from China that you can search something, like Google.
32. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
yupe ... specs are beast .... wat u think... beast or over kill
35. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Well, let's see how consumers choose........
Non-branded China smartphone running 2.3GHz octa core processor with 4GB of RAM v.s Samsung Galaxy Note III running 2GHz octa core processor with 3GB or RAM.
Which will you choose?
36. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
i ll prefer samsung coz of its features and update schedule and its branded
customers always want more n more... a single cellfone cant satisfied them....
80. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Real or not, sammy always dissapont us interms of design, nothin new just new types of plastic!!
You can see what happen in a plastic when it accidentally drop it like S4.
89. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't want to say anything, cuz thumbs down will be "launched" if I say anything bad about Samsung.
All I have to say is Samsung, change your material!
74. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Note 3 will be an enlarged S4, same old plastic. I dont need any leaks to know how it will look like.
77. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
And d same old silly argumnts abt plastic. Cmon my note2 feels premium and its weight is d enough, metal wud ruin my smartphone expernce if my phone will be more bulky and heavy
91. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Again nonsense talk..
Htc one with metal is just ok bcoz it is smaller, but this artcle is all abt note3 whch is big and putting metal on it is unacceptable for the weight it will produce.
Shut up nonsense nokia fanboy!!
95. akki20892 (Posts: 2677; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
u nonsense.....lol sorry dude i'm just messin with u...
97. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The truth about how bad the HTC ones build quality really is.
If you think Samsung is bad you better think twice.
Anyone who says Samsung is cheap for plastic this is for you.
"1. With its externals, HTC One has the unibody structure which is defective unlike that of iPhone. Plastic was used to fill the gap between aluminum pieces in the back as well as the side. The glue seems to be used for their front speaker cover parts at top and bottom to attach those to the body. You can see how its speaker cover falls apart easily from"
98. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
I actually hate the verge for gvng s4 5/10 for design, s3 whch is somewhat ugly coz of large bezels left &ryt top & bottom got 8/10 while s4 got 5? What d heck haha. Thats d only factor that htc one got higher rating than s4. The other 9 measrmnt factors say theyr equal and mostly on d side of s4
3. Kurai (unregistered)
2ghz quadcore(or octa) processor, 3gb RAM . . . are they planning to run crysis 3 on a smartphone? . . .and boy that thing is ugly
4. jonartpop (Posts: 152; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
I never doubt Samsung when it comes to specs, more improved and new features please..
5. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Specs-wise, other than the expected refresh in bumping up the RAM and a faster CPU, the really distinguishing factors from the S4, will be the build quality (aluminium body) and exclusive software features that aren't already in the S4.
6. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I have a feeling that RAM is becoming a gimmick for android phones just like megapixels for cameras. I guess what miracles a 3gb ram can do to a android smartphone when a full fledged windows 8 OS can run without any lag on a 2GB DDR2 machine, let alone windows phones. Bottom line is : DONT FALL FOR THIS MARKETING TRAP!!!!