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" 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. calim

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

If this is true I'm going with the Z Ultra.

4. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yeah, me too.. This looks like the same old thing. So Z Ultra it is!

18. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

because Z Ultra doesn´t look completely like other xy*25 xperia smartphones...

28. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Let them make the wrong decision, they'll be running back soon as they realize the amount of compromise Sony make in their phones, from updates to features, not to mention how big and heavy that Ultra will be yet still doesn't even have a stylus or LED flash. I love how many have overlooked the Ultras 3000mAh battery, that us a little batt for a 6.4inch 1080P display and 2.2GHz CPU, we are going to see many angry owners come September.

35. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

No stylus needed, sir. Just use any ol' pencil ;)

36. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That's cute and all, but I'd rather have a stylus that's made for the phone, and is always there when I need it ;) many will find that they are not always close to a pencil or pen, Sony shouldn't have been lazy with this one, they should've put a stylus and also allowed a pen or pencil to be used.

37. wendygarett unregistered

Lol by using Xperia zu, your finger IS your stylus... With free Bluetooth earpiece... Can galaxy did that? killer spec you say? Snapdragon 800? Xperia zu had that, Stability? Durability? Waterproof? Samsung has nothing...

41. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Its common knowledgy that sony doesn't use its best parts for its phone because because it doesn't have the budget to produce them. The ZU will be good but it won't be better than the note. + The not wil be on its 3rs generation of improvements. The ZU is gonna be a 'test the water' for sony

63. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sony's unreliability with software upgrades makes anything they bring to the table a fail until they prove otherwise. Specs don't mean deadly squat if the software isn't being upgraded to keep up with the latest and greatest OS changes.

55. kaira

Posts: 26; Member since: May 12, 2013

@WendyGarett, I don't know whether you are STUP!D or just plain DUMB... That energy of yours can be used in a Better productive manner... Don't talk when you don't know Jack without Daniels!

57. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Oh.. i never think that there will be a lot of people who will choose a very large 6.44 inch display surrounded by thick bezels with 3000mah batt only and not removable! With poor camera and features for better use of pencils or the likes.. Im starting hate Sony for not meeting my expectations and wants-- because of this ultra and the leaks regarding the looks of honami with ugly bezels

17. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Z Ultra for me too, Gigantic Slim Water Resistance in a Elegant Glass & Metal build up

2. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I need a picture already!!!!

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So the design will be nothing out of the ordinary??

5. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

You know, Samsung...


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

what were u expecting from Samsung?

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, they were said to be discussing Design 3.0, and we were hoping it would be introduced on the Note 3, but apparently not.

14. Yeahman

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Design 3.0 was always meant for 2014...

26. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012


32. wendygarett unregistered

If it's meant for next year, what's the different when compare to Apple? Mind as well add an 's' in the name lol

25. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lets be logical here, why would they change the design now when their whole 2013 line are using the same design? The 1st Note followed the S2 design, and the Note2 followed the S3 design, why would the Note3 not follow the S4 design? A phone that has sold well over 20million units in 2months, they are DEFINITELY using its design.

58. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im glad someone said it! Ive said that for a while. the "Design 3.0" module would affect the S5 and Note4


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Your ExperiaDroid... I believe ®


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I guess if Apple can get away with "inbetween S" releases so can every other OEM. Gentlemen: meet the Galaxy Note 2S!! I'll stick with my Galaxy Note 2 (now that I have 2 anyways, thanks to when I lost my phone and had to file an insurance claim) and wait for the Galaxy Note 4!! Unless, of course, there is something drastically bigger by some other OEM; and, by bigger, I mean a good solid 6½-6¾ inches!! Heck, I'll even take a massive 7 inches.

38. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

That last sentence makes could so easily be taken out of context


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

My good man, get your mind out of the gutter, I was talking about screen size and nothing more; I swear [honestly, I was, really - cross my heart .. blah, blah, blah .. stick a needle in my "i"] .... :)

47. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Yeah, because a better processor, with a better screen, camera, BIGGER screen, new dedicated camera button, more ram, new Xenon flash.... Its like it is the same phone! Lol

59. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The note was never meant to be a different phone, remember the Note is aimed at a niche market, it is the Galaxy S which is the mainstream flagship phone. Design 3.0 is a complete overhaul of phone design and UI in the form of the Galaxy S5. Carbon Fibre materials as used with sports car interiors and frames mean a much lighter sturdier phone, plus the S5 design will most likely see no bezel or home screen.

67. SleepingOz unregistered

Design 2.0 looks ok imo. Ergonomic wise, it's one of the best. Moreover, it's only 1year old, compared to the recycled fat brick design from nokia, since the N9 and the flat rectangle with uncomfortable sharp edges from Sony, since the Xperia S. But yes, everyone is waiting for Design 3.0 with some carbon fiber love!

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

What about battery? It should have at least 3500 mAh to power that beasty 5.7'' 1080 super amoled panel

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