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

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:53

A story about Samsung's chip business in the Korea Times had a little extra information that is very pertinent to our readers; it seems that inside the story is a mention of some of the specs of the Samsung GALAXY Note III which is expected to be released something in the second half of this year and should offer a 6.3 inch screen and a Samsung Exynos Octa CPU...

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:26

38. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Niche device, thats what they said about the Galaxy Note 1. Now, every Android manufacturer is trying to cash in on "niche device'' phablet class.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:46

53. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Just don't bet anything of any value cause if you do you will lose it all. Specs for the Galaxy Note 3 will be 6.3 inch Full Hd 1080p screen possibly flexible, Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 2.0ghz, the PowerVR SGX 544Mp3 Gpu clocked at 544Mhz, , 3gbof ram, 16 meg camera, 3.0 front facing camera, 4200mAh battery, with 128gb of storage space meaning 64gb sd card and 64gb of internal storage, Android Kie lime pie 5.0. Just based on these specs alone NOTHING in 2013 will be better. Just like nothing was better than the Galaxy Note 2 in 2012. The new 4 multi Window/feature and software options on the Galaxy Note 3 is going to be so revolutionary from an technology standpoint. I am happy to be onthe inside of what people think are rumors. Samsung's line of communication to it's customers is legendary from a social media standpoint my information comes from the source nothing is better than that.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:15 11

7. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

That stupidity of bigger and bigger screens is getting ridiculous, in the next years they will announce a 32 inch screen smartphone

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:53

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Ummm.... Sammy is already there:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+46%26%2334%3B+Class+-+LED+-+1080p+-+120Hz+-+Smart+-+HDTV/4837482.p?id=1218540196359&skuId=4837482&st=Save_Samsung_Smart_HDTV_102737&cp=1&lp=1 Smart-enabled is just needing a Skype-like app and the only thing missing is a large enough battery to drive the AC-DC inverter.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 05:50

56. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I have a TV like that, but mine have a webcam for chatting and motion controls

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:20 11

8. blackice214 (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

These specs are faker than an unbiased Cnet Review.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:56 1

23. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Nice. Made me laugh. Thanks.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:23 2

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

The fk?! Now i may have to try & wait for the NOTE III.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:29

39. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Just what I was thinking. Trying to replace my Galaxy S 3 with the Note 2, now the GSIV is suppossed to have a S Pen and this Note 3 beast is on the horizon?

Guess there will always be something better coming....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:31

13. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

6.3 with that dual quad core might be nice but I will NOT call it an 8 core. 2 sets of cores plus the GPU each set operating differently. In this came why isn't the tegra 4 called an 80 core!? But I wonder who will release the first TRUE 8 core that all operate at the same frequency. But if a note 2 is 6.3 I may have to bite. Just bought 2 note 2's at full retail may use upgrade on the note 3's. Sigh I love the note 2. my iphone 5 friends hate comparing lol

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:38

14. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

That 8-Core Exynos 'Octa' thing is highly misleading, no matter what they do the kernel will recognize it as a Quad Core. It's unlikely that Sammy actually makes it a 'real 8-core' SoChttps://lwn.net/Articles/501501/

Basically, there's one of two ways that big.LITTLE chips can operate.

The chip is exposed to the OS as a quad-core and whether the A7 or A15 is handling a task is based on clock frequency scaling, which the Linux kernel has been equipped to do for a while. This method has some limitations on SoCs that have more than one core per clock domain. Whether or not this is the case with the Exynos 5 Octa is unclear. This is the simplest way of supporting it, and most likely the method that will be used on shipping hardware.

2) The chip is exposed to the OS as an 8-core chip and the kernel scheduler decides what tasks go on what cores. This has some of the biggest limitations due to the scheduler in Linux treating all cores equally when this obviously isn't the case. There's been some extensive work done on a new real-time scheduler so that it can actively load balance tasks between the more powerful and less powerful cores. Since this is currently experimental code maintained outside the mainline kernel, it seems unlikely that this method will be used anytime soon. It probably will be in the future due to there ostensibly being a 10-20% performance boost associated with it on big.LITTLE chips.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:08

28. skymitch89 (Posts: 1364; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Or maybe, with it being a Samsung made processor and a Samsung made device, that Samsung will make it so the software will be optimized to make the decision as to which set of cores to use?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:39 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24958; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

3 words. I want one!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:43 2

16. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

No way for 6.3? lol

They are not stupid

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:43 2

17. toyboyz (Posts: 207; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:52

20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:53 2

22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

I'm throwing money at my Note 2 screen?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:59 1

25. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

I'm fapping and holding my Note 2 also. What say you haters?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:59 1

26. bucky (Posts: 3136; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

They should make a 12" screen and 47 cores with a 98 megapixel camera! Useless...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:16 2

29. skymitch89 (Posts: 1364; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I could see the GS4 & Note 3 coming with the Exynos 5 Octa, but I don't think that 6.3in would be a good idea to go to. I think they should stay with 5.5in, but up the resolution to full 1080p HD and up the RAM to 4GB.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:27 1

30. papss (unregistered)

Geez that would be huge... I can't imagine it being bigger that the note 2.. I am intrigued by the note 2, maybe my second phone

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:34 2

31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

tooo big for me. Sorry

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:26 2

33. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

Hey Victor!


5 inches? The end? Sammy has other ideas.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:58 1

35. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

I think for the Note series 5.5 is the sweetspot. Ive never been a fan of the Note due to its size but my buddy got one and the more Im exposed to it the more I tend to like it. Im rocking out a 4.7' screen and think that is the sweetspot for me but its so tempting to look at that big screen...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:59

36. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

am all about gesture's nt 5 plus r 6 plus inch screen size thats just too damn big the more things i can do with my screen that doesnt required an icons is what gets me excited.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:24 1

37. andregabeh87 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

I am a Samsung Galaxy Note owner, i think the size of the Note/Note II the max acceptable size of a phablet and I can't imagine how the Note III, with a 6.3" screen, wouldn't look less bizarre than the Ascend Mate, and it can just be possible if the Samsung take off almost all the phone bezel, because the entire Galaxy Note has 6.64" of diagonal (corner to corner).

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:45 1

40. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

I like the idea, but im skeptical about it. Id have to see it in person first.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:05 2

43. quawy2013 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)

Go sammy

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:27

44. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

I expect the Note-III screen to be curved on sides as shown in CES to make way for 6.3" screen on Note-II body...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:35

45. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

6.3in, I really c no reason for samsung to produce mini tablets anymore. as some "tablets" out there are only 7in

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