Galaxy Note 3 tipped to arrive with a 5.7" display this time


Perennial mobile whistleblower @evleaks has trumped the 6" Full HD screen card rumored so far for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet, and says it was tipped the panel is actually going to be 5.7 inches, like on the Chinese Vivo Play phablet.

Those folks have been right many times, and even though that's just a 0.2" bump from the predecessor, it is still plenty to fill your hands and pockets, and give plenty of room for doodling to the S Pen stylus. Moreover, if we take the Galaxy S4 design as a cue, the Note 3 might be thinner and more compact than its presecessor, despite having a slightly larger display, and we are all for that.

source: evleaks (Twitter)

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38 Comments

1. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Perfect size for me :)

3. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Me too :)

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

If they can make the Note III smaller & thinner than the Note II with this BEAST 5.7" screen that would make Samsung's next phablet an INSANE looking sexy device. I am digging where Samsung is going with this, so far the Note III is shaping up to be something WE are TOTALLY not expecting. Samsung might have a REAL winner here. I can't WAIT to see what they come up with for the Samsung Galaxy Note III.

22. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

If they keep shrinking the bezels, though, the device will be much more prone to smashes from drops.

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes but it's a risk to take when you buy a phone that is 95% 1080p HD screen as this Note III is leaning towards. Who knows maybe the phone will be more durable than the Note II because it will be lighter. Yeah probably not..... lol +1

33. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Probably not. Shrinking the Bezel is all well and good has long has it is still big enough that the screen won't burst when it's dropped.

34. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

The smash / breakage risks actually diminish should the device becomes lighter and incorporates a stronger frame (similar to the S4 vs S3).

36. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I feel like we've been expecting it. Bigger screen, less bezel, faster processor, better camera, newer and better stylus with more input methods, better screen, gorilla glass 3, bigger battery, IR blaster for controlling TV. It's the same thing every year, not that there is anything wrong with that...but it is predictable. If they used premium feeling materials and made it waterproof like the s4 active, then I would be wholeheartedly surprised. Suffice to say, I like the smaller bezel thing the industry is doing..bigger screens in smaller form factors. Niiiiccceeee.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't think anyone aside from Samsung actually knows what size the Note 3 will be yet. We've heard 5.99", 5.9", 5.7", & possibly some others that I've forgotten about. I will say this. 5.7" or smaller is the only size screen in which they could make the device the same size or smaller than the Note 2. I don't really care either way, though. They could go all the way to the size of the Mega 6.3 & I'd still buy it. September can't come soon enough.

24. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

question; have they confirmed that the Note 3 is coming out in september? I upgrade in late July, and I may be able to be patient enough to wait, even though I seriously doubt it.

25. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The latest would be October earliest would be August so wait for it

4. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

My bets are on 5.99/5.7 :-D

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Since the S4 retained it's predecessor's size even with the screen increase, I wouldn't be shocked to see the Note III doing the same. It's a question of one-handed use, you can still mostly do that on Note II (providing you're a man) so there is no need to change your using habits, but 6"+ is too big most of the time for one hand, and I think Mega/Mate users will always operate with 2 hands. Whatever happens I just want Sammy to pack at least a 3600mAh battery, or more.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That might be a little overly optimistic. The S4 shaved away most of it's screen real estate by eliminating quite a bit of bezel from the bottom, and then shaved some from the sides of the S3. The Note 2 already has a lot of that shaved off. There's simply not as much room to squeak out screen space here. Now add in that the efforts for the S4 netted it an additional 0.2 inches of screen space, whereas to hit 6 inches, the Note 3 needs an additional 0.5 inch. If Samsung wants to keep the overall size the same, the biggest screen I can see is indeed 5.7 inches. If they are less concerned with overall size then I can see 6 inches, but the result will be a larger handset. ANd I have to disagree about one handed use on the Note 2. Maybe if you have a massive paw it's possible. But I'd venture to say that for the majority of the population, the device is mostly used two handed.

29. SleepingOz unregistered

I had the chance to play with the Mega 6.3, last Friday and I wouldn't mind if the NOTE III comes with a 6.3" screen(FHD ofc!). Taking into account what Samsung did with the GSIV, it might even be smaller than the Mega. l had no problem to fit the latter in my pocket though. But yes, you need 2 hands to operate the phablet.

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if you need 2 hands it's impractical as a phone. just get a damn small tablet, it's already the size you'll be wanting your phablet to be next year...

6. FlushGordon unregistered

Plus It better be equipped with a SD800

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It will be, and you know what's the best thing is about it? For roughly 3 times the CPU/GPU performance, that SoC might use less power than the Note II's, so a 20% battery increase could bring 40% more battery life, I mean just look how the S4 improved despite the more pixels and MHzs.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

What makes you so sure? All Note 2 variants contained an Exynos chip & since Samsung already stated that the reason they used a Snapdragon in most S4s is because they couldn't produce enough of the former, I'm willing to believe the Note 3 will contain an Octa.

30. SleepingOz unregistered

I hope so but I wouldn't mind the S800.

8. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Nice size! 6 inch is way too big!

18. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I actually would like it a little bigger.

31. lifebeyondearth

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

U can have mine :D

37. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Okay but, just so you know, I usually don't take it from complete strangers.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I bet Richard Yarrell is pulling his hair out over this one

17. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Geez, you're friends with [that]??

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I just want samsung to make a note that would still be comfortable in the pockets regardless of the screen size

14. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Gs4 was thinner, smaller and lighter with a bigger screen and bigger battery. Here's hoping the same for the note 3

15. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Thinking about this Fon gets me wet. It's not just the hardware that drives me crazy but the note software is just so complete. My note 2 feels like a pocket mini laptop. Does any and everything I can think of. Android is so awesome

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1157; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Makes perfect sense as the Galaxy Mega range are the ones that will have +5.8inch displays. This also makes sense in terms of Samsung's target market, the Note is already niche and going with a +6inch display could push away even those who didn't mind a 5.5inch display.

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