Alleged Galaxy Note 3 prototype leaks out, lets us see the internals

Alleged Galaxy Note 3 prototype leaks out, lets us see the internals
Two pictures of an alleged Galaxy Note 3 prototype mule have appeared, coinciding with the other recent leaks. This seems to be just a late engineering phase unit with the screen tacked on, but not wrapped in the actual chassis, so we can't judge on the design just yet.

What the prototype seems to reconfirm is the general elliptical shape of the home key underneath the display, as well as what appears to be a stylus silo. 

The source says a Samsung logo is present, but we can't really vouch for the accuracy of Google Translate, when it returns something like this: "front panel urine resistance, finishing Material years plastic material point of view, should be the next generation note3, white labeling is Samsung LOGO, left for the device number, the prototype has, traces back to look at the overall design followed the 9100 alignment style..."

source: IGSHuyen (Weibo)

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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. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This design kinda sucks, specs wise it'll be way ahead but design wise very lame. Sammy please improve the design.

4. Kurai unregistered

This is a prototype fyi . . . if it will be made out of plastic, It will suck even more but fanboys will buy it anyway. . . . don't forget the S-Bloatware and their crappy design . . . Samsung will wow the nerds out there by putting powerful hardware in the note3, but when it comes to real world performance it will lag and lag and lag again . . .

11. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Haters gonna hate. LOL XD

12. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Jeez you haters never learn do you....the s4 doesn't lag....get that fact into your dumb retarded brain!

13. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

don't mind them, they can't find something to bash the GS4, so they talked about something in the past that has been fixed... poor them :/

15. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

S4 does lag ocassionally...maybe you fanboys should stop painting it as perfect.also mine heats up fast and the battery aint the best...does this mean its crap no but stop the bs that its perfection.

21. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

so tell me... is the iphone5 never lags??

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

wow classic fanboy, someone says the s4 does lag sometimes and you go at the iphone companies must laugh at your lot and how you fight and suck up to them. to answer your badly constructed question yes the iphone can lag too.......dont you get it nothing is faultless or perfect no matter how much you try to convince yourself otherwise

27. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

For me the S4 mainly seems to lag when you use the "power save mode", which ironically doesn't save power. I think it might mess with the clock speed and a few things. For the most part it seems to be pretty smooth but I did notice it lags occasionally when flipping home screens quickly. The S3 never lagged for me (on the home screen switching anyway) so I'm not sure what that's about?

14. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Nice Joke or should i say PJ? GS 4 lags... i assume you never used one!

19. HASHTAG unregistered

Whoyton2, not a hater, but the S4 does indeed lag.

20. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

u must have a knock off coz i own the 9500 and 9505 and they dont lag

2. Kurai unregistered

physical button is getting old . . .

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Why? Software buttons are worse in my opinion. They eat up screen real estate and they're easy to accidentally tap on when you're using the capacitative screen to type something on.

18. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Well there is capacitive button. They can use that! That physical button, not many like it.

3. TakashiDeo

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 20, 2013

looks like Xperia Z Ultra with a home.button :D

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If you look closely at the edges you can see its in square shell of sorts. Often OEMs do that to protect the design from getting leaked (the irony xD ). Its most likely to follow GS4's design language of curved edges.

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And the Xperia Z Ultra looks like an Galaxy S3 prototype

5. DirtySoul

Posts: 16; Member since: May 22, 2012

Urine resistant? Take my money.

8. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

haha NO CAMERA BUTTON ,those rumours about is made me wait but now i will get the honami beast .

10. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

^^ The Honami looks anything but impressive, another snoozefest that will generate moderate hype and turn out like the Xperia Z, over half of the buying/media world and say..."Sigh....another souless Xperia" :D This looks to be at least 5.7 inches at best, not good.

16. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I'm sorry but I'm laughing at your comment right now.

23. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The xperia z is a joke....funny, right?

17. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

The GS4 lags quite a bit actually. I wouldn't mind having the GPE though.

24. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

yep that's about the jist of it - pi$$ing your money away

25. donhils

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

This design? Hmm I don't understand.

26. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

It's a prototype.

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