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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to launch earlier because of weaker Samsung Galaxy S4 sales?

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:14

Last month, Samsung's top mobile executive, J.K. Shin, confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note III would be unveiled in September at the IFA show in Berlin; but there is speculation that because of weakening sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4, that the next iteration of Samsung's phablet series could end up being made available earlier, in July or August...

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posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:32 3

4. shy2papa (Posts: 335; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

That wont help if its made of plastic and has a bigger screen more then 5.5inch, #justSaying

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:07 8

13. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I think you're wrong, I accidentally dropped my iPhone 5 yesterday on carpet; it basically shattered into about a BILLION dust particles. It was so bad that I couldn't pick up the remains with my hands or even sweep-up the mess, I had to get a vacuum to suck up my shattered iPhone 5. So, I'm beginning to realize that, although, that glass design is practical and aesthetically beautiful for us girls, especially since I used it from time to time as a mirror while putting on my lipstick and ruby-red rouge, I just don't think I would do the glass thing again. So, I'm thinking of going with the Galaxy Note 3 but, it's good to know that there are other options coming from Sony and HTC. Anyone know what would be the major differences between the aforementioned Mega-screened smart phones, i.e., HTC T6, XPERIA ZU and the Galaxy Note 3 (Although, I think the 3 has an advantage since it already has two previous models that they've built on)???

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 17:58 1

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Do people actually believe, and take you serious? I can't believe you got 6 green thumbs for that blatant lie. Shattered into basically dust after being dropped on carpet? And 6 people actually bought that line...SMDH. You're the new wendyGarrett.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:39 3

5. wendygarett (unregistered)

Or maybe Samsung afraid note 3 being overshadowed by another competitor who keep on showing the leak recently? Just like gs4 overshadowed by someone :)

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:24

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

And what competitor would that be?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:39 3

26. wendygarett (unregistered)

DeFiNiTeLy aPpLe RiGhT?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:03 2

41. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Definitely NOT APPLE, Paul Reynolds, Electronics Editor for Consumer Reports announced just yesterday on CBS This Morning that "iPhone 5 has dropped to 4th-to-6th place, depending on the cell carrier." Further adding that, "Apple has fallen behing in innovation as far as hardware goes." He also gave top spot, Consumer Reports Choice for Best Smartphone Top Ranking, to the Samsung Galaxy S4 which ranks #1 across all major cell carriers 'across the board'.

This segment was probably in anticipation of Consumer Reports' upcoming issue "Best Mobile Devices".

Here's a link to the segment (copy & paste into your browser)


posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:12 3

43. wendygarett (unregistered)

Why are you so overreacting my comments? You sound panic and insecure, even the Chinese phone Huawei p6 make a better device than Samsung, it's metal, yet emotion ui show no shutter lag compare to the sluggish touchwiz...

showing the supportive document like this uncontrolly to make yourself better? and deny the fact that Samsung false hype fail, will just show your fanboyism :)

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:27 3

46. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Look my little chopstick (and, I say that endearingly), there's no panic on this end, I simply pointed out the facts as they were made public yesterday. Consumer Reports seems to have a different view on what's going on in the mobile industry and, all of it, supported by its' own factual data. If anyone is "panicked!!" it's probably all of the Apple iPhone die-hards who are truely panicked and holding on to hope that, somehow, the next iPhone will NOT be a major disappointment (again). It's not my fault that, according to Paul Reynolds, Electronic Editor for Consumer Reports, the iPhone 5 "ranks 4th-to-6th place depending on cell carrier." I hope your next iPhone is not (again) a major let-down but, if it is, you'll have solace in knowing that you won't be alone and, therefore, all of you can "panic" [together] :)

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:05 1

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I would think so since you're back to being an iOS fan

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:08

58. wendygarett (unregistered)

aNd I aM dUmB :)

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:40

49. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I know this is slightly off-topic but, how did you get so big, brown and massive??

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:45

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I believe in takin care of myself. I simply work out 5 days a week, weights and cardio, and I eat healthy...most of the time. As fat as the brown part goes, I credit my parents who both have beautiful smooth dark brown skin tones. I'm a techie that looks nothing like the prototypical techie I guess.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 12:47

72. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Impressive fitness. And true, you may not have a typical look, but you still sound just like every other apple lover.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 14:40

74. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I love android too bro

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 20:52 1

76. roscuthiii (Posts: 2235; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Hell, a buddy of mine wins strongman competitions and just happens to be a Magic: The Gathering geek.

Just goes to show... Can't judge a book by the cover.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 15:53

80. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Exactly ros. Tech is my hobby, taking care of myself is my passion.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:35 2

24. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

that would be SONY

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:40 1

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

No I think the HTC One inspired T6 is what they maybe afraid of. The HTC One itself is having GREAT success.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:44 1

31. wendygarett (unregistered)

You can't see the sucess of Sony because you live in america, but in Europe and commonwealth country, people is actually rocking Xperia z if you ask me :)


posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:20 2

45. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)

I currently have a family in the three EU country's and people from that countries still love Apple and Samsung.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:41 3

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

There will be no early launch for several reasons

- we are still underway the unstoppable Galaxy S4 marketing machinery, it would be foolish to release the Note III and somewhat counter that marketing effort with the Note III's
- the Note family is an entirely different product line for a different market segment, so S4 sales shouldn't really afftect it's release date
- earlier release would mean a 9 month gap between the Note III and the S4, that's too much
- the HTC, Nokia and Sony phablets are not yet ready so there is no rush, plus Samsung has a headstart cause it's not their first in the segment, so the best thing is wait for them to announce their big smartphones than steal the show with a genuine smartphab
- any decision to get an early release must be made 6 months earlier minimum for cost-efficiency, 6 months ago projects were 100M S4s

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:23 4

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 24499; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Bone Samsung launches phones every couple months dude. And unless you work for them, you really can only speculate. All we can do is wait and see.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:44

54. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You forget about Huawei and a bunch of chinese manufacturers who's yearning for grabbing some piece of pie from samsung's playground.
And sony may be the first one to drag some attention from samsung.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:41

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

It seems all smartphone manufacturers release multiple flagship models a year

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:48 1

8. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Now Samsung felt the heat in the smartphone competition is getting hotter every year. Samsung should stop using the plastic back cover and new design if they wanted to sell more phones.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:49 1

9. FlushGordon (unregistered)

I just hope it'll be Snapdragon 800-equipped

FK Exynos Octa, never heard anything positive about it

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:56

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Samsung is working hard on the 5420, the next version of the Octa, but I don't think it will be ready in time. In all reality, A15 is a 22nm manufacturing architecture that produces too much heat on 28nm (see Tegra4). So an advanced 2GHz+ A15 will likely be included in the S4 next year, alongside with a flexible screen. And that will easily outperform what rivals offer today.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:27

21. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Of course a phone released next year will easily outperform the rivals from today, its called evolution.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:43

53. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

you read little
but the truth is that samsung may ditch exynos if they fail in comparison with snap 800.
Maybe intel will release something mind-boggling.

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