Samsung Galaxy Note 3 manual schematics leak, point to previously unknown specs
Disclaimers aside, if you've been paying attention the last few months, the rumor mill has spurned out most of the (alleged) specs for Samsung's upcoming phablet – and those are mostly reaffirmed by this new intel, with two noteworthy exceptions: the Galaxy Note 3's 13MP shooter will come equipped with a Xenon Flash and a dedicated camera button.
The rest of the specs regurgitate much of what we already think we know: a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with two variants in terms of the processor – one with an Exynos 5 Octa processor and one with Qualcomm's latest and greatest – a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. As expected, the design remains largely unchanged as you can see, reproducing the cues of previous models.
Without further ado, head for the gallery and see it for yourself!
UPDATE: We've added a concept drawing to the gallery that surfaced a while back. Like the schematics next to it, this one is also of unverified origin, however what's interesting is that it also has a dedicated camera button, although the placement of the Flash is directly underneath the lens, unlike the schematic. It may turn out that what we were looking at, all along, was indeed a real prototype drawing of the upcoming phablet, but parts of it got scrapped on the way?!
Manual Schematics of the Galaxy Note 3
1. Note the Xenon Flash and dedicated camera buttona
2. The back of the upcoming Galaxy Note 3
3. This prototype concept drawing looks a lot like the device from the schematics, doesn't it?
source: SIMOnly Radar via Svartling.net
4. jael206 (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Yeah, me too.. This looks like the same old thing. So Z Ultra it is!
18. MrKoles (Posts: 325; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
because Z Ultra doesn´t look completely like other xy*25 xperia smartphones...
28. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Let them make the wrong decision, they'll be running back soon as they realize the amount of compromise Sony make in their phones, from updates to features, not to mention how big and heavy that Ultra will be yet still doesn't even have a stylus or LED flash. I love how many have overlooked the Ultras 3000mAh battery, that us a little batt for a 6.4inch 1080P display and 2.2GHz CPU, we are going to see many angry owners come September.
35. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
No stylus needed, sir. Just use any ol' pencil ;)
36. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
That's cute and all, but I'd rather have a stylus that's made for the phone, and is always there when I need it ;) many will find that they are not always close to a pencil or pen, Sony shouldn't have been lazy with this one, they should've put a stylus and also allowed a pen or pencil to be used.
37. wendygarett (unregistered)
Lol by using Xperia zu, your finger IS your stylus... With free Bluetooth earpiece... Can galaxy did that?
killer spec you say? Snapdragon 800? Xperia zu had that,
Stability? Durability? Waterproof? Samsung has nothing...
41. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Its common knowledgy that sony doesn't use its best parts for its phone because because it doesn't have the budget to produce them.
The ZU will be good but it won't be better than the note. + The not wil be on its 3rs generation of improvements. The ZU is gonna be a 'test the water' for sony
63. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Sony's unreliability with software upgrades makes anything they bring to the table a fail until they prove otherwise. Specs don't mean deadly squat if the software isn't being upgraded to keep up with the latest and greatest OS changes.
55. kaira (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 May 2013)
@WendyGarett, I don't know whether you are STUP!D or just plain DUMB... That energy of yours can be used in a Better productive manner... Don't talk when you don't know Jack without Daniels!
57. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Oh.. i never think that there will be a lot of people who will choose a very large 6.44 inch display surrounded by thick bezels with 3000mah batt only and not removable! With poor camera and features for better use of pencils or the likes..
Im starting hate Sony for not meeting my expectations and wants-- because of this ultra and the leaks regarding the looks of honami with ugly bezels
17. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Z Ultra for me too, Gigantic Slim Water Resistance in a Elegant Glass & Metal build up
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
So the design will be nothing out of the ordinary??
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well, they were said to be discussing Design 3.0, and we were hoping it would be introduced on the Note 3, but apparently not.
32. wendygarett (unregistered)
If it's meant for next year, what's the different when compare to Apple? Mind as well add an 's' in the name lol
25. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lets be logical here, why would they change the design now when their whole 2013 line are using the same design? The 1st Note followed the S2 design, and the Note2 followed the S3 design, why would the Note3 not follow the S4 design? A phone that has sold well over 20million units in 2months, they are DEFINITELY using its design.
58. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Im glad someone said it! Ive said that for a while. the "Design 3.0" module would affect the S5 and Note4
29. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I guess if Apple can get away with "inbetween S" releases so can every other OEM. Gentlemen: meet the Galaxy Note 2S!!
I'll stick with my Galaxy Note 2 (now that I have 2 anyways, thanks to when I lost my phone and had to file an insurance claim) and wait for the Galaxy Note 4!! Unless, of course, there is something drastically bigger by some other OEM; and, by bigger, I mean a good solid 6½-6¾ inches!! Heck, I'll even take a massive 7 inches.
38. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 321; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
That last sentence makes could so easily be taken out of context
42. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
My good man, get your mind out of the gutter, I was talking about screen size and nothing more; I swear [honestly, I was, really - cross my heart .. blah, blah, blah .. stick a needle in my "i"] .... :)
47. AstronautJones (Posts: 271; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Yeah, because a better processor, with a better screen, camera, BIGGER screen, new dedicated camera button, more ram, new Xenon flash....
Its like it is the same phone! Lol
59. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The note was never meant to be a different phone, remember the Note is aimed at a niche market, it is the Galaxy S which is the mainstream flagship phone. Design 3.0 is a complete overhaul of phone design and UI in the form of the Galaxy S5. Carbon Fibre materials as used with sports car interiors and frames mean a much lighter sturdier phone, plus the S5 design will most likely see no bezel or home screen.
67. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Design 2.0 looks ok imo. Ergonomic wise, it's one of the best. Moreover, it's only 1year old, compared to the recycled fat brick design from nokia, since the N9 and the flat rectangle with uncomfortable sharp edges from Sony, since the Xperia S.
But yes, everyone is waiting for Design 3.0 with some carbon fiber love!
6. sid07desai (Posts: 262; Member since: 03 May 2012)
What about battery? It should have at least 3500 mAh to power that beasty 5.7'' 1080 super amoled panel
16. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1353; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
but because its still removable , it doesnt matter
19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Even if it's removable, no one wants to swap the battery unless completely necessary.
You'll be bummed to see a mere 2000mAh battery in it with a promise that it's removable.
24. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Samsung will never skimp on the battery, they are not Sony, so we should see a 3500mAh or even bigger battery. Remember the Note2 had a 3100mAh battery, so Note3 will definitely have a bigger one.
45. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
Based on a sequential upgrade i presume it to be 3600mah.
13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Many of the specs are still not mentioned...there are more to come, so relax, lol.
10. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)
xperia z ultra is much better
Will wait for Z ultra
62. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I really can't believe how people care SO MUCH about the design that they skip the best device, you will see that you've made a huge mistake going for the Z ulta,
Note III will s**t all over it, design is not that bad, it's the same, yes, but the Sony smartphones also look the same, so what? that's just a stupid fanboy thing to bash Samsung,.. anyways see you crying when Note III comes out
11. livyatan (Posts: 701; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Dedicated camera key?
That closes up the specs sheet as perfect.
Could be my phone for next 3 years.
Xperia Z ultra?
Just wait to see how ridiculously huge and heavy that thing is in your hands, compared to this.
And how amazing battery life Note 3 will have, with a 3500mah unit.
And those complaining about the design.. yeah, it's the same.. as opposed to what?
Exactly the same new Sony or Nokia designs?
20. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
but people dont care on how big and heavy bcoz of its stunning elegant design, this is why S4 got a so-so sales bcoz of its boring stone ages design.
it may not be all about design but even this note 3 doesnt have the durability that Z ultra has.
23. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
The S4 had so-so sales??? Hahahahahahahahaha!! Name me ONE ANDROID from Sony or ANY OTHER manufacturer that has managed over 20million in just 2months? If you can't then your statement is pure and utter rubbish and you should stop spewing it all over the place.
39. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
hahaha!! samsung butt hurt, where the hell is the 100M expectation?? in 2015?? hahahaha
52. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I take it you couldn't find an answer to my question and so chose to respond in the manner that you did. The 100million will be reached, very easily, Samsung phones sell very well unlike Sony's. :)
43. johnriii (Posts: 227; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
much like the S3, the S4 will continue steady sales, not at the 10 million per month pace, but it will continue steadily making money for samsung. back to school sales, holiday sailes, and the predictable price drops will sustain the S4 credibility for quite a while. what, were they supposed to sell 10 million a month as long as it's on the market? so-so sales my eye!
64. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Designs? Really? What you said is nothing more than a typical HTC fanboy response.
Many owners of the s3 don't have any desire to upgrade to the s4 because (1) they are probably under contract and (2) the s3 is still a solid to own to this day, which is selling well at a low price. I own the Note 2 and don't have any desire to upgrade to the Note 3 because the Note 2 is a solid phone and I don't see enough improvements over the Note 2 to make me want a Note 3.
22. istitch (Posts: 168; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
I'll tell you what, the z ultra has just released in hong kong, and the 1st hands on was amazing, i mean, 212g for such a thin and big dimension device, it is definitely not heavy.
with stamina mode off, it managed to stay on for like 13 hours and 25% battery left, which is quite impressive given that the battery capacity is just 3000 mAh
and the 8mp shooter didnt disappoint too.
in case you need the source, here it is
31. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I can't read Mandarin, but those pics look awful right now, s that's how the final unit performs? Doubt the Note3 will have any problem beating it.
48. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Even S4 loosing its customer around the globe due to its So-So features hahaha
54. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lol, you're so deluded and desperate its become quite funny. Is reality a tad bit too much for you? If S4 is losing customers then how is it managing 10million units per month? Please explain? And once again could you name me an Android that has sold better? If so, then you'll have a valid point if not, you are once again spewing utter rubbish.
60. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The features of the S4 are not gimmicks I assure you, a LOT of people I see in bars, the work place and the general public use these so called gimmicks more than the actual camera itself. I either see the S3/S4, IPhones 4/4s and 5 and little of anything else from the Android camp. Plus Nokia are becoming more and more popular, i've seen more Lumia's than Sony/HTC here in the UK. Not seen a single LG/Motorola.
69. JunBringer (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Thanks for the link, it was a good read!
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I don't believe it's the Note III. The flash in place under the camera sensor in all of this year's flagships, the Note III will have USB3.0 support as well as WiFi b/g/n/ac. There's a lack of clock of the Octa-core, and the bezels are too thin to be believable. In other words, it looks like someone just gathered whatever to expect from the device and updated say the Note II schematics a bit.
21. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Xenon flash, Camera key, probably a battery larger than 3100mAh, Exynos 5 Octa at 1.9GHz and a S800 variant...this is going to destroy the oversized and overweight Z Ultra if all these specs are true.
If the design is same as the GS4 then it will also be VERY friendly in terms of ergonomics unlike the Z Ultra. :)
27. tiara6918 (Posts: 1441; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
For the note3, I don't care about the design as long as it will have killer specs and performance
30. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I think we both know it will and if it really has a Xenon flash, it's setting the bar super high for the 'also ran' phablets like the Z Ultra.
33. turk_az (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 May 2012)
Z ultra is not a phablet , it's tablet .. it's ridiculously huge for a phablet
40. pyradark (Posts: 775; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
dont forget its special features "Galaxy Bomb" made to kill human