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Samsung Galaxy Note 3's 5.7-inch screen leaks in high-res photos

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3's 5.7-inch screen leaks in high-res photos

UPDATE: We've added two snaps comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2.

Nobody can deny that Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 has received its fair share of coverage, even though, as far as the South Korean company is concerned, keeping things a surprise would have been preferable. Unfortunately for Samsung, it would appear that secrecy has become an increasingly elusive target these days.

With IFA 2013 just around the corner, leaks are becoming more and more informative in their nature and appeal, but one thing has been missing. Namely, while we think we know plenty about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the looks of the device itself have been the one area where Samsung has managed to keep the lid firmly shut – prototype devices have been plentiful, but we haven't seen the actual device just yet. Today, this has changed at least partially, for a new set of images, sourced from somewhere within Samsung's supply chain in China, we suppose, claim to be showing us the screen that will come packed in the fully assembled Galaxy Note 3.

Looking at the screen, we're happy to report that the bezels have shrunken considerably in size from all directions in comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's predecessor. What's more, while we can't tell exactly how the device will end up looking with the frames attached, it does seem like the Note 3 will be more rectangular in shape, with less pronounced rounding at the corners. Of course, this is still every bit the Galaxy design language that we've come to expect from Sammy.

Obviously, as plausible as these may look, we'd suggest you hold on just a little longer before jumping to any conclusions.

source: ETrade Supply

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:52 19

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Buttons on thin bezels, I like that.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:31 31

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

Ok if this indeed turns out to be the REAL deal then I am a bit disappointed. Samsung better make up for it with something truly special because right now based on the leak the HTC One Max & the Sony Xperia Z1 look better.

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note III & the HTC One Max will have the same Qualcomm chipset (here in the US) so we can't talk about raw power as a differentiator. BUT we can talk about looks as a differentiator & based on the leak the HTC One Max wins there.

Also the Sony Xperia Z1 has to be considered even though it's only a 5 inch screen, because the Triluminos display is WIDELY considered better that the Super AMOLED Samsung makes. Also the Xperia Z1 has the SICK 20MP camera with the G sensor. Let's not forget that the Sony is also dust & water proof IP 55/58. Ohh I forgot to mention the Sony has the same chipset here also.

So Samsung really has to deliver in terms of features to offset it's looks because if Samsung doesn't offer anything else, then why would anyone get an uglier phone when there are WAY better looking phones like the HTC One Max & the Sony Xperia Z1 that are JUST as powerful as the bland/average looking Samsung Galaxy note III?

I really want the Samsung Galaxy Note III but if it doesn't have anything that truly distinguishes it from the others then I am going for the better looking device & like I said, Samsung is not winning anything based on looks & looks alone.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:39 25

28. piyath (Posts: 1033; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

please go.
Who cares..

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:48 14

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

Really.... that is what you are going to write? Why even take the time to type that? lol

How about YOU go & STOP clogging up the comments sections with your pointless "Who cares.." comments.

I care & that is why I posted, just like YOU care because you took the time to post. lol

Children these days....

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 15:07

73. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

When they all out in the market, let we see which of that handset will people patronizing,

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 15:56

106. adoptop70 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)

Nobody can compromise the note 3,the functionality of S pen is what will trigger the admiration of peiple over the rest contenders.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:10

93. yogesh19841984 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

who cares what they have to to release. whether it is sony or Samsung. as they are making fool people for releasing heavy specs handset, but not at all quality. htc definetly make better handset than Samsung. but I always prefer iphone

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:40 18

29. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I can agree with what you have written... But Samsungs' S-Pen is the straw the breaks the other OEM's Backs.!. With its "features" it kills.

It's so good (the S-Pen), it has its own apartment in the phone...

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:42 15

30. Kurai (unregistered)

the Z Ultra doesn't need sh*tty stylus

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:32 11

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

What it needs is better US carrier support. The Note 3 will automatically kill the sony brand by just being available. What good are Sony phones if I can't buy them on Verizon?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 18:08 4

86. mega20913 (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

I totally agree..what good will an Xperia Z Ultra do for you if you can't get it anywhere? How many people are going to pay full retail price to have one imported? In my book the Note 3 wins just based on availability

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 00:01 1

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

IF the Z Ultra had a superior camera offering and was available on VZW, I would pay full retail. But it won't and so I won't.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:32 2

45. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

just a crappy screen as the xperia z had

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:02 4

65. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

I beg to differ. Xperia ZU has the best screen of all the smart phones right now. It looks more close to nature than what any other smartphone can produce, all while being able to change the display mode to be like Samsung screen - oversaturated and vivid.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 16:05 2

81. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

You won't be saying that after all those Sony lcd's drop dead; just like on their laptops.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:44 10

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

There is a poll you can look up in Google that says most people who own a Samsung Galaxy Note & Note II don't ever use the S-Pen after the novelty stops.

So I really don't thing the S-Pen is that big of a deal anymore.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:00 17

36. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I'm a note 1 and note 2 user. I never use the stylus at all.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:04 5

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

Thank you. :-)


posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:06

39. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I only use it for Draw Something, which I rarely play as it is lol

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 14:03 5

72. gust3r3u (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)

it is called THE NOTE , take some fkin notes with a pen or do not buy , simple

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:38 4

89. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 356; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)

Well, polls are polls. I am a Note 2 user on Verizon and I will be the first to tell you that I use my S Pen very frequently. The phones that I am interested in are the Moto X, DROID Maxx, Note 3, One Maxx, and LG G2. I just love phones and have to have the latest. So, I'm willing to sit back and see what Samsung and HTC bestow upon us. This is all fun to me, guys.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 15:16 5

74. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

Don't get me wrong, but the s pen is one of the big reason to wait the gnote3 than other phablet.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 07:47 2

103. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Wow, then that spoils one of the purposes of a note doesn't it? I use to jot down notes, etc.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:08 23

40. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I LOVE my Note 2. Why? because of what it can DO, not what it looks like. For the record, I don't mind at all how it looks either.

I have played with the One and, I don't like it. I don't like the curved back and I don't care at all about the cold feeling aluminum unibody. I'll take my removable battery and SD card slot any day!

I think it's pretty safe to assume the Note 3 will look like a bigger S4. What's so bad about that? It's not a terrible looking phone either. I don't sit and stare at my phone all day, I USE it. My Note 2 hasn't failed me, and I don't see the Note 3's design being a problem either.

yes, I'd like Samsung to ditch the glossy finish, but aside from that, I love the weight and how the phone handles. I am NOT interested in a bigger heavier One.

I haven't looked at the Sony's yet, though they do look nice. I do really like that the Sony is dust and water resistant - though that's not a major issue for me.

Actually, I'd like for Samsung to deliver the Note 3 with a few LESS of the gimmicky software features.

You're going to probably put it in a case, so the design is even less of an issue.

In looking at these pics of the screen, it's better than the Note2 in every way, and I was perfectly happy with it.. can't wait for the Note 3.


posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:45 12

50. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Agree with pretty much everything you said here. +1000.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:19 3

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

You have your opinion & I have mine.

I use my phone like you do but I do care of how it looks. Do you shop just for clothing just because it works or do you care about what your clothing looks like?

Also a car, yes a car drives but do you care what it looks like? Maybe you like to drive junkyard cars.

Hey to each is own.

+1 to you.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 12:15 8

60. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

First the Z1 isn't even in the same category and 2nd, everybody except Nokia and Sony fans are PERFECTLY fine with iphone and GS4 level cameras. They will take no humps or have it a few mm thinner rather than have a 20.1 mp camera that will most likely be quite noisy since 13mp is already too many pixels for compact camera sensors, let alone phone camera sensors.

Third, it seems like the GN 3 has already won since it beats the pants off of the competition in the most important area. Samsung knows how to ride the size limits perfectly.The Note 1/Note 2 size is pretty much the absolute size that most are willing to take, that is why it was somehow a success when everybody thought it would bomb. And yes the Galaxy Mega and Xperia Ultra Z will bomb hard based on their size.

You better believe a full HD 5.7 inch Note 3 the same size as the Note 2 is a lot more appealing than say an HTC Maxx/Xperia Z ultra that is almost the same size as a Nexus 7. Really. the boom sound speakers and all these BS 20mp cameras is simply not worth the added size and Samsung won't implement them into the Note series until it is feasible without making the device too big or they won't add a really horrible looking Nokia 1020 hump until it is possible without the horrible hump.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:07 2

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

I made it PERFECTLY CLEAR that the Xperia Z1 is not in the same category. It is in the same category of BEST phones available this fall though.

Also if you REALLY think that the HTC One Max & the Xperia Z Ultra are "almost the same size as a Nexus 7" really makes me question the validity of your comment.

The Boom Sound speakers are REASON enough to pick the HTC One Max over the Samsung Galaxy Note III if the Galaxy Note III has nothing more to offer, especially after that bland as a potato leak PhoneArena just showed. I take it you have NEVER used a HTC One….right? So you comment on something you clearly know nothing about. If you have heard a HTC One you would never say what you said. I bet the Samsung Galaxy S V will have front facing speakers! What do you say?

Another thing if size really matters why are you even looking at the Note series? The Note II is already not usable with one hand so what is the difference if the HTC One Max/Sony Xperia Z Ultra are slightly bigger than the Note II? All 3 are unwieldy with one hand & a pain in the a$$ to put comfortably in your pocket. Talking about size is silly in that category unless you are talking about screen size. Really?

What the hell are you talking about noise?!? So a 20MP camera is more noisy than a 13MP camera? So that makes or breaks a phone in your book? How many decibels louder is 20MP over 13MP? Please enlighten me. Also Sony's Xperia Z1's 20MP camera HAS NO HUMP, so wat u taking about Willis?!? lol

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 15:44 5

77. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Oh just get the hell outa here SuperAndroidEvo no 1 gives a f*****k what you are saying here.

People are going to by the beast Note 3 no matter how you are convincing them to buy other phablets or phones.

"Another thing if size really matters why are you even looking at the Note series? The Note II is already not usable with one hand so what is the difference if the HTC One Max/Sony Xperia Z Ultra are slightly bigger than the Note II"

Are you freaking kidding me??????? Ultra comes in tablets category not phablet ahahahahahahha

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 17:16 4

83. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

I have used the HTC One extensively actually. I havent used a Nokia 1020 nor do I want to though. And yes, the boom sound is not worth the extra size at all in anyway whatsoever for my uses. Funny how you morons assume that no one can disagree with your opinions and when you do, somehow you must have never used the product. Please....

I am not even looking at the Note series, I might not even buy the Nexus 5 if it's bigger than the LG G2.

There goes your opinion when you say the Xperia Ultra Z is only slightly bigger than the Note 2. That thing is HUGE. And the the HTC Maxx is obvioulsy going to be huge with metal and speakers. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that.

As for the camera technology. Seriously, go get some more knowledge before you even comment. It is a commonly known fact that images are noisier when you cram a lot of megapixels onto a small sensor. You read reviews all the time where a 13mp update of an 8mp camera produces noisy images because the mp size has increased but the sensor size hasn't. And phone camera sensors are even smaller than compacts.

Please, go read a bit more about technology before you even talk to me. Amazing how moronic some people are.

As for the Xperia Z1, it is 8.3mm instead of the sleek 7.9mm Xperia Z because of the camera. Like I said, not worth it. Try reading sometime. I mentioned the hump for the 1020 and increase in thickness for the Z1.

Reading comprehension, you should learn it.

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