U.K. carrier Three to launch Samsung Galaxy Note III on Sep 16, Sony Xperia Z1 on September 24th

U.K. carrier Three to launch Samsung Galaxy Note III on Sep 16, Sony Xperia Z1 on September 24th
A leaked inventory systems screen for U.K. carrier Three shows that the mobile operator plans on launching the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Note III on September 16th. The next iteration of Samsung's phablet line is expected to be introduced at the Samsung Unpacked event on September 4th in Berlin, just a couple of days before the IFA 2013 show is to begin.

The latest rumors have the device sporting a 5.7 inch display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 which works out to a pixel density of 386ppi. The first 4 million units are expected to be powered by a quad-core Qualcom Snapdragon 800 CPU while 20% to 30% of the production afterward will be powered by the Exynos 5420 octa-core CPU. 3GB of RAM is inside while a 13MP camera is on board. There is some talk about 4K video recording, but that just might have to wait until next year.

Besides the inclusion of the Samsung Galaxy Note III on the carrier's inventory sheet, you might have noticed the Sony Xperia Z1. Another highly anticipated model, the camera-centric handset is supposed to be the first of a new line of phones called "One Sony". According to the leaked inventory document, the Sony Xperia Z1 will launch via Three U.K. on September 24th. Like the Samsung Galaxy Note III, the Xperia Z1 is also expected to be unveiled on September 4th during a pre-IFA event in Berlin.

The highlight of this phone is the 20.7MP rear camera using Sony G Lens, f/2.0 aperture for low-light photography, and Sony's BIONZ imaging processor, used on the company's point and shoot cameras. A 5 inch Triluminos display keeps things looking bright and vivid. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is powering the phone which should come in black, white and purple.

So there it is. Three U.K. will apparently launch the Samsung Galaxy Note III on September 16th and the Sony Xperia Z1 on September 24th. And even if you're not a Three customer, you might want to plan on your own mobile operator receiving either model around the same time period. Plan accordingly!

source: Engadget

Related phones

Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)
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. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, if for some reason I need to flee the country in the next month and take asylum in the UK, at least I know what wireless carrier I'll be choosing!

2. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

thats great this will be SONY's earliest Release ever after announcemenet.... keep it up Sony the hype is already increasing day by day

5. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Last year's Xperia T was also available where I live by the end of September, after an IFA 2012 presentation.

26. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

But the real question is this worldwide or just few countries.

3. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Note 3, Im ready!!

4. frazaco11

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Is Nokia smart at all ,why delay the lunch of 1020 this late,25th Sep.? Sales will definitely reduce as the big boys ( note 3,z1)enter marke. Maybe nokia is not after all.

6. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

sales will reduce?? huh? as if it is selling like hotcakes???

7. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

@Wicpromd, your supper funny. A phone that is struggling to sale already. As if one has to die twice to be confirmed dead. Note 3 will sale more than all the Lumias mentioned above. Note 3 will always sale. Samsung are smart enough.

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so sales ow mean everything, love how people change there tune when its in favor of there beloved brand lets overlook the fact the 1020 is a niche product and the note 3 is the most over hyped product in years with many building it up as the phablet to end all others. just because it sells more then others doesnt equal to better samsung learnt from apple, unify the range and market them to death. and there marketing works, there's proof on here everyday for example your comment.

9. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

shut the f**k up boy.. note 3 will be much much much better phone than your 1020 or maybe the future lumia phablet despite any marketing works that samsung will do.. save for the camera part.. hell yeah honestly i love 100% nokia phone from the past likes N series.. but they decided go with wp makes me wanna puke..

10. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im not sure your supposed to be on the internet unsupervised kid, i mean your comment is straight from the mind of a 8 year old angry little fanboy. and please state as a phone and serving everday use how the note 3 is a '' much much much better phone'' then the 1020. apart from the fact the note 3 isnt even out so your have no idea what it will be like everyday. face facts kid for everyday use all phones are on equal footing. just because our so childish you cant face another os been around and gaining traction.you say nothing that really adds to this. marketing is the key to samsungs success in the general market and just like with apple the shine will start to wear off. HTC and sony are bring some excellent devices out and so are nokia in the wp8 area. you cant begin to construct a real comment so you shout your tiny mouth off with lines like ''shut the f**k up boy'' your another keyboard warrior. take your own advice and shut up.

18. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Maybe because he's like me. I will pick Note2 over 1020 any day, so Note 3 will also kill 1020 any day ;)

23. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

The fact is note 3 will be better product, also Lumia 1020 is a great product too and your right on the part stating that for everyday use, all phones are almost equal. But smartphones purpose is not just making calls and sms or some browsing. Android is the the most advanced OS to date . You cant deny that fact, not saying WP a bad OS though. currently WP cant win over Android because WP missing alot of basic features. apart from camera there isnt any key feature that can attract people to Lumia 1020. Besides WP app/games collection is still kinda weak compared to Android & iOS. Dont get me wrong I am not saying WP has no games and apps besides it have most apps and games. Still kinda small collection compared to play store and app store the thing is that Android app store has wide variety of choices you get every thing you wanted at least something similar. play store always has something to satisfy your need. So the thing is that note 3 with Android will be primary choice of most people. oh by the way note 3 is a phablet the comparison should be with rumoured nokia phablet.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well said+1 ™

25. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Kind of disconcerting to see that at least ten people approve of virulent hate-mongering on this page... ...you stay classy, PhoneArena!

27. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

coz we know that guy is an annoying wp fans.. no need to be polite to someone like that...

28. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

and what are you? some raging little muppet begging the green and having no real opinion. and considering i have an s4 how am i a wp fan, ohh thats right anyone not humping samsungs leg 24/7 and hating all others are classed as that. besides im sure your the raging kid that had a tantrum and said he was never coming bck to this site yet here you are. predictable

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Correction - The Sony Z1 is the most over hyped phone of the year. The design is so damn plain I honestly don't see what's to "gorgeous" about it, has the same S800 as new flagships have, and Sony's UI is just... no. I'd pick a HTC One over the Z1 any day. And don't get me started on the Z Ultra.

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What other processors do you expect this phone to have?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Tegra4 Omap5 Exynos5 A15s™

21. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Sony (Ericsson)'s been using Snapdragon processors since 2010 (Xperia X10).


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well it looks much better than those fugly curves and unbalanced rear back, when you try to text leaving it flat it's awkward. Plain and simple with sharp edges devices look way much better than those phones like S3 S4 I phones. Even Ubuntu Edge and L925 have the same design, along with Lg G1. You are saying that TVs with curves look better than rectangular! Nexus 10 is an fugly looking design like HTC One, curves. ™

20. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I agree that they look better, most of Sony's phones didn't have rounded edges and no one had a problem with that. Haters would deny that they look better, some of them came up with stuff like "brick phone" (previous article).

24. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well what to expect it holds most powerful chipset made by Qualcomm. Mist Sony come with Qualcomm processor. Its faster and deliver high end performance so best for flagships nothing wrong there. and i personally love Sony UI which is alot more close to android stock UI. and true it is the very over hyped well what to expect it holds a great 20mp camera (should wait for official samples though) and best display currently available on the market waterproof and premium design i myself thinks it as a gorgeous device. You see beauty differ from eyes to eyes. Beauty in my eyes may be ugly in yours. So... I hope you understand what i meant

11. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Now I'm a tech junkie and all for the best, but is it really time for 3GB of RAM? Maybe it is and I'm just not sure, but my devices all seem fine with 2GB. Oh well, time must march on I suppose.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I can easily eat up the 2G on my S3. Not given that I'm rooted and with no apps running I'm at about 450MB, when I mult-task, I hit 1.6GBs out of 1.8GB total. So yes, faster 3GB RAM is a nice welcome.

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm with you, man. Seems excessive to me at this point, but I agree with your last statement too.

19. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

People here arguying about lumias and note 3. Of course note 3 is better and will outsell the nokia lumia. Windows phone arent popular among average consumer. People go for the popular phones only tech junkies know about these lumia phones. And yea sales determine the success of a company.

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Y don't our u.s. Carriers never have a release date??

30. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Now if only a carrier besides ATT / Tmobile would get Sony phones in the states.

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