Samsung Galaxy Note 3 manual schematics leak, point to previously unknown specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 manual schematics leak, point to previously unknown specs
Well, well, well – what do we have here! A tipster for Dutch SIMOnly Radar has sent in two pictures of, purportedly, the manual schematics of a device with a model number SM-N900 – what we now know to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It's worth noting that schematics like these ones have leaked in the past, giving us an advanced peek at what turned out to be the Galaxy S3, so we do have some (more than usual, anyway) reason to believe their authenticity. Regardless, this is still, strictly speaking, unofficial.

Disclaimers aside, if you've been paying attention the last few months, the rumor mill has spurned out most of the (alleged) specs for Samsung's upcoming phablet – and those are mostly reaffirmed by this new intel, with two noteworthy exceptions: the Galaxy Note 3's 13MP shooter will come equipped with a Xenon Flash and a dedicated camera button.

The rest of the specs regurgitate much of what we already think we know: a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with two variants in terms of the processor – one with an Exynos 5 Octa processor and one with Qualcomm's latest and greatest – a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. As expected, the design remains largely unchanged as you can see, reproducing the cues of previous models.

Without further ado, head for the gallery and see it for yourself!

UPDATE: We've added a concept drawing to the gallery that surfaced a while back. Like the schematics next to it, this one is also of unverified origin, however what's interesting is that it also has a dedicated camera button, although the placement of the Flash is directly underneath the lens, unlike the schematic. It may turn out that what we were looking at, all along, was indeed a real prototype drawing of the upcoming phablet, but parts of it got scrapped on the way?!

source: SIMOnly Radar via

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



72. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

If this is the case I just may switch from my s4 :) I never thought I would own a note but After hearing it isn't 6 inches after all makes me very interested

61. luxalon78

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Put away all the design and killer spec. From the review I can see the battery performance on z ultra really not that impressive. 13hours left 25% with screen on less than 2 hours. Consider poor performance for 3000mah battery .My Note2 loaded with 4.1.2 DMB2 firmware easily last longer 23hours with 7 hours on screen time with 3g data fulltime on. I like 6.4 inches screen size and the spec. But the battery performance really below par for such as high end devices . Still excellent design and built from sony but im lazy to carry power bank all around.

70. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

From what I read that 13 hours was screen on time with 25% battery left afterwards. They wouldn't have said it was good battery life if it used 75% with 2 hours screen on time.

71. luxalon78

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

from what you read and understanding it must be huge mistake. refer back to the photo attached. it was not on screen time, it just showed total usage time ( go setting - battery-press battery chart). From the battery usage chart it is clearly can see wifi, on screen, charge and etc. Try yourself and understand what was screen on time we are talking about.

56. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

dedicated camera button?> yessss!

51. complicationnme

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

For me its beautifull

49. spydablac

Posts: 6; Member since: May 18, 2010

I sure hope it comes in black this time

46. stopresisting

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I personally don't have a problem with the similar design of the galaxy series phones. I went from HTC EVO to Galaxy S3 to my current Note 2. Everyone complains about the plastic bodies, unilateral design, blah blah blah, yet we buy a stylish phone and throw an otterbox to protect it with. I love hardware and specs. Samsung puts out a great product with up to date specs. Fanboy, I am definitely not. Just give me something big, fast, high tech, and I will buy it and slap an otterbox on it to keep it from damage. I will get me a few extra batteries and never worry about being without power. If iphones make you happy, buy an iPhone. If experiaZ makes you happy, then buy it. I think Samsung puts out the best phones on the market....most stylish, maybe...maybe not. I love Sammy phones as long as they keep improving them every year.

50. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Atleast you stand to what you believe!!


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Samsung always keeps its best for the 'S' series, the note series gets only the better of the best.

27. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

For the note3, I don't care about the design as long as it will have killer specs and performance

30. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I think we both know it will and if it really has a Xenon flash, it's setting the bar super high for the 'also ran' phablets like the Z Ultra.

33. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

Z ultra is not a phablet , it's tablet .. it's ridiculously huge for a phablet

34. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012


40. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

dont forget its special features "Galaxy Bomb" made to kill human

65. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Really??? Sony components have been catching fire since 2006. Remember the Sony battery recall for laptops in 2006? Of course you don't, you just kind of forgot about that one.

68. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

2006?? your outdated here men!!! its 2013 and all news about bombing is galaxy and iphone

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Xenon flash, Camera key, probably a battery larger than 3100mAh, Exynos 5 Octa at 1.9GHz and a S800 variant...this is going to destroy the oversized and overweight Z Ultra if all these specs are true. If the design is same as the GS4 then it will also be VERY friendly in terms of ergonomics unlike the Z Ultra. :)

15. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Im going fr Xperia Z Ultra!

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I don't believe it's the Note III. The flash in place under the camera sensor in all of this year's flagships, the Note III will have USB3.0 support as well as WiFi b/g/n/ac. There's a lack of clock of the Octa-core, and the bezels are too thin to be believable. In other words, it looks like someone just gathered whatever to expect from the device and updated say the Note II schematics a bit.

11. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Dedicated camera key? Hallelujah! That closes up the specs sheet as perfect. Could be my phone for next 3 years. Xperia Z ultra? Just wait to see how ridiculously huge and heavy that thing is in your hands, compared to this. And how amazing battery life Note 3 will have, with a 3500mah unit. And those complaining about the design.. yeah, it's the same.. as opposed to what? Exactly the same new Sony or Nokia designs?

20. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

but people dont care on how big and heavy bcoz of its stunning elegant design, this is why S4 got a so-so sales bcoz of its boring stone ages design. it may not be all about design but even this note 3 doesnt have the durability that Z ultra has.

23. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The S4 had so-so sales??? Hahahahahahahahaha!! Name me ONE ANDROID from Sony or ANY OTHER manufacturer that has managed over 20million in just 2months? If you can't then your statement is pure and utter rubbish and you should stop spewing it all over the place.

39. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha!! samsung butt hurt, where the hell is the 100M expectation?? in 2015?? hahahaha

52. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I take it you couldn't find an answer to my question and so chose to respond in the manner that you did. The 100million will be reached, very easily, Samsung phones sell very well unlike Sony's. :)

43. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

much like the S3, the S4 will continue steady sales, not at the 10 million per month pace, but it will continue steadily making money for samsung. back to school sales, holiday sailes, and the predictable price drops will sustain the S4 credibility for quite a while. what, were they supposed to sell 10 million a month as long as it's on the market? so-so sales my eye!

53. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012


64. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Designs? Really? What you said is nothing more than a typical HTC fanboy response. Many owners of the s3 don't have any desire to upgrade to the s4 because (1) they are probably under contract and (2) the s3 is still a solid to own to this day, which is selling well at a low price. I own the Note 2 and don't have any desire to upgrade to the Note 3 because the Note 2 is a solid phone and I don't see enough improvements over the Note 2 to make me want a Note 3.

22. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I'll tell you what, the z ultra has just released in hong kong, and the 1st hands on was amazing, i mean, 212g for such a thin and big dimension device, it is definitely not heavy. with stamina mode off, it managed to stay on for like 13 hours and 25% battery left, which is quite impressive given that the battery capacity is just 3000 mAh and the 8mp shooter didnt disappoint too. in case you need the source, here it is

31. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I can't read Mandarin, but those pics look awful right now, s that's how the final unit performs? Doubt the Note3 will have any problem beating it.

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