Alleged Galaxy Note 3 photo pops out, revealing the battery

It's not the first time we are seeing a photo claimed to be of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet, and we'd wager to bet it won't be the last before Samsung announces it officially September 4th.

This one features the back of the device without the battery cover, but with the battery pack slid in, armed and dangerous. 

We can also tell the micro SIM and microSD card slots, but the photo quality is not nearly enough to tell the battery capacity. 

It would be a damn shame if it's less than the 3100 mAh we have in the current Note II, though, as most phablets these days sport at a minimum 3000 mAh units to power those huge displays.


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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

did I said PhoneArena has the worst watermarks? Well, this one is even worst!

21. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Happy with the perfect square design this time. Got sick of those round corners.

2. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Baby got back!!

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Its looks more squarish but i thought it be more like s4 "designed for humans" i hope Sammy change their design which is not going to happen till next year or so... i hate to say that Samsung design sucks where htc/sony/nokia shines.... hope they get it right , they are pretty good in all other department (my opinion though)

4. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Finally a non brainwashed fanboy/hater comment. I agree, the design department is really pulling the phones' sales down. First impressions are, weather you like it or not, important. Btw, cute cat. Here, +1 for you.

7. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

1. Change the design of the phones, make them feel more premium 2. Change the TouchWiz UI, give up that cartoonish look and let the Stock UI shine 3. Take my money!

22. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

9. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Don't worry not the Galaxy Note Trois, just removed the back cover of my Note 2 and there is no way that the hideous image above is that of a Samsung Galaxy Note series device. I think PhoneArena just wants page hits today and, sadly, they are realizing that their daily bombardment of Apple stories have forced readers elsewhere. Even there recent Apple articles have garnered much lower excitement by way of posts than they once did. Or, could it be that there recent new practice of hiding posts they don't agree with has made for a very BORING read. Don't get wrong, I love PhoneArena (and, one day, hope to marry Michael H.) but the site has turned too socialistic and there's no freedom of expression; I feel like I'm in Cuba and the only way to be appropriate is by saying how absolutely wonderful Castro is or, in this case, how ingenious Apple is. Comment hidden in 5-4-3.....

10. deventure

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

assuming its a development unit and for testing hardware, not the actual design

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

omg we know it has a battery!! pointless leak

6. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Actually it reveals much more than the battery. Though this isn't 100% authentic(I think)

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Why wouldn't the Note III be equipped with micro SIM and microSD?

12. Mrmark

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Have you opened up the galaxy s4 yet?

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There is a wee bit more real estate in the Note III.

11. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Too square....

13. goprochyo

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

it must to be more than 3500 mAh if samsung wanna sell well again across the world.

14. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

If it is a note 3, it's a prototype people.

15. horsecock unregistered

People will ALWAYS find something to bitch about. Once Sammy changes his design on the upcoming S5, you better believe people will find something new to cry about. Some people will NEVER be satisfied...

25. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

In all fairness all iPhone users are 100% satisfied...but that's only because they're told to be ;)

16. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Assuming Samsung goes with an Amoled display on this beast, the size doesn't matter, since individual pixels power up. It's not like an LCD where you need a bigger back light for a bigger screen. A 6 inch Amoled should use roughly the same power as a 4 inch with the same resolution and showing the same image.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And the same brightness/power settings, of course.

23. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Why doesn't that sound feasible. How can a larger screen with the same res use the same power? Wouldn't a larger pixel draw more juice?

18. Santi_Santi unregistered

Because of a battery? really? it was really necesary?

20. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

No way to verify since I believe this is a test unit. I doubt the N3 will be this square, so this could be anything.

24. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

So frustrating! How the hell in this day and age are we still getting blurry pics of phone leaks? Is it just part of the tradition, or do these guys work in a frikin dungeon with flickering fluorescent lights or what? I have to assume most leaks these days are staged by the company themselves to build hype. Well let me tell you Samsung, it WORKED! Take my money immediately!

26. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This phone either has an INSANE battery or something doesn't add up here (maybe the picture is really skewed or photoshopped I don't know?). I took the pic above and a pic of the Note 2 internals and compared them. I used the SIM slot as a point of reference and drew a line over the length and width. I then copied/pasted each of those lines width and length wise over the battery (to see how many SIM cards long/wide it was). The idea was to get a rough size of the battery in comparison to the Note 2. Here are my findings: NOTE 2: Length: 4.5 SIM cards Width: 3.5 SIM cards NOTE 3: Lenth: 7x SIM cards Width: 4.25 Unless the Note 3 battery is 30% thinner than the Note 2 battery; the one in the picture above would be roughly 5100mah. Not to mention there is a strip of black just above the symbols at the bottom of the battery that doesn't look right, like it was photoshopped. I'm calling this a fake, but still hopefull the Note 3 has at least a 3500mah battery.

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