Samsung GALAXY Note III specs: 8-core processor, 6.3 inch screen?

Samsung GALAXY Note III specs: 8-core processor, 6.3 inch screen?
The Korea Times had an interesting story on Wednesday about Samsung seeking customers for its chip business in China. Apparently, Sammy wants to make sure that if Apple finally stops sourcing chips from Samsung, the latter isn't stuck with a ton of unused capacity. Samsung has even expanded production in Austin, Texas. The Times says that at CES, Samsung approached both ZTE and Huawei and both Chinese manufacturers appeared to be open to buying chips from Samsung as long as the price is right.

You might be asking what does this have to do with the Samsung GALAXY Note III? Inside of the story was a little blurb about the specs for the Samsung GALAXY Note III, expected to be launched in the second half of this year. The third iteration phablet is rumored to have a 6.3 inch screen (vs. the current 5.5 inch screen) and will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip. This chip, introduced at CES, has 4 high performance cores that do the heavy lifting, and four low performance cores that handle light housekeeping. However, only one set of four cores can be active at one time.

If these specs prove true, the Samsung GALAXY Note III will have a larger screen than seen on the 6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate and could further blur the line that separates a tablet from a smartphone.

source: KoreaTimes via UnwiredView

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65 Comments

1. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I wonder what the amount of RAM will be for the note 3 and the next iterations of the Galaxy Tablets. I reckon we'll see the 2560x1600 powering Sammy's next tablet but could we be seeing the Note 3 equipped with 3GB of RAM? 6.3 inches if done right by reducing the bezel could be a hit. I say bring it on.

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I'm almost there with you, but I'm not totally sold on the 6.3 inch screen just yet. I thought the 5.5 was pushing it at first, but now it seems perfect. So Im kinda hoping they stop there. We'll see what happens.

12. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

all depends on how much bezel there is.

47. wtghjjbbg

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

DOESN'T MATTER SINCE THE NOTE 3 WILL USE A LAST GEN GPU. THE IPHONE WILL BEAT IT NO PROBLEM

49. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

BOOO!!!! Make the Note lll 5.7 inches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

51. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

The current iphone can't touch the Galaxy Note 2. Stop fooling yourself if it wasn't for Samsung Apple iphone wouldn't be what it is today. Samsung makes all iphone main components since apple iphone existed. Don't get it twisted Samsung pisses on Apple all day long.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This article is about the gnote3

65. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Yah, its true Samsung makes all Iphone components bit because of the patents problem , Sammy stop manufacturing and quit manufacturing iphone components.

60. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Too much grass may give hallucinations. Galaxy Note first of all still don't have any competitor in market. iPhone won't be able to crawl when next Note will flex its 8 packs.

64. serialOC

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

The iPhone doesn't beat the current Note2...

48. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Just remember this is all speculation. While this is the second time I have heard of a 6.3 inch rumor, it is still just a rumor. I do think it is possible to have a 6.3 inch screen that won't take up that much more space than the current Note II. Like others have mentioned, it will depend on the size of the bezel. Also, don't forget about Samsung's flexible screen they showcased at CES. It is possible to have a large device that can be folded down to fit in your pocket (in this case, perhaps a 6.3 inch phone could be folded in half to take up the same space as a 4 inch device). Now onto the obvious troll, I am sure you realize that the Note does not in anyway compete with the iPhone. That is left to the Galaxy S line of devices.

52. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Speculation this is not it was reported in October and posted directly from Samsung tomorrow and Samsung USA Twitter and Facebook pages. Samsung has a history of being very open to it's fans and direct customers giving you good fair warning on products in the pipeline. To blog sites such as this all can claim it to be rumor but since i have been an owner of Samsung products totalling 4 and awaiting my 5th and 6th Samsung product come June and November 2013 i am sure this is NO RUMOR it's fact. No product in 2013 will be better period.

58. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Could you post the link? I don't remember a source like Samsung USA posting such a thing. I need clarification.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh

50. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

With 6.3 inch screen it will become a tablet, will not longer remain a phablet which will be difficult to use it as a phone

57. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

well realisticly a bezelless phone could be up to 6.25 inches without actually surpassing the footprint of the note 2.

59. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

A phablet is any device between 5.1-6.9 inches, so no it would not be considered a tablet.

32. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Agreed with MistB, If done right it could be a hit. Look at the difference between the 5" LG View (Their POOR attempt at a "phablet") it is a square and looks HUGE not to mention it very hard to hold and operate. Also the stylus isn't even attached. Now look at the Note 2 which has a screen of 5.5" yet MUCH more aesthetically pleasing. Also the Stylus is built into the device and flush. So their are proper and improper ways of executing a phablet device. Samsung seems to have the formula for it and I don't think they will disappoint on the Note3(assuming there will be a Note3 but most signs point to yes). Hopefully the physical dimensions of the Device don't go up by much, Rather the bezel and gap between the top and bottom are used more Adequately. I have faith in Samsung tough But before I speculate further on the Gn3 I am more interested atm in the Gs4

3. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

As a Note 1 and new Note 2 owner, I can fap to this while throwing money at the screen. Give it to me Samsung!

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

LMAO!!! Careful, no liquid damage.

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol.. well just be careful if it gets too big to operate with just one hand.. you get what I mean

21. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I'm used to one handling my hard and large issue

4. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

The really pushing it with that 6.3, very soon would need both hands to hold a phone to your ears, lol.

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

There is NO WAY Samsung would get that stupid to kill the Note with such screen size. The real Note successor will have 5.8 screen and the 6.3 version will be a niche device. I'm willing to bet anyone on that

6. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I'll take that wager

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Alright you're on. Place the bets?:p

19. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Yeah, you buy me my Note 3 6.3" bad boy if I'm right

54. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sure, and you buy me a 5.8'' one in if I'm right

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am thinking the specs are for a 7 inch talet offering to stomp the iMini. Maybe the product is called End of Mini?

27. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

As a note1 and note2 user I am willing to buy a 6.3inch more than a 5.8inch screen if the bazel done right. Will take the wager in a heart beat.

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