Given the success of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the increasing popularity of phablet smartphones it comes as no surprise to hear that speculation and anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is beginning to hot up.
In recent months, there have been plenty of rumours about the device’s features. It's currently believed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sport the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS, Qualcomm’s powerful new Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 13 megapixel camera and the Galaxy Note's trademark S-Pen stylus. Of course, the device’s touchscreen is likely to be its standout feature, and is anticipated to be larger than that of the 5.5 inch super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is believed that the phone will sport a touchscreen measuring between 5.7 and 6 inches. Because previous Galaxy Note and Galaxy S models utilised super AMOLED displays, it is expected that this will also be the case with the Galaxy Note 3.
However, Android Authority has recently reported that new
rumours have suggested that a separate version of the Galaxy Note 3 may be released with an LCD touchscreen panel. The website reports that the reason for
this would be the huge demand for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung's OLED TVs putting
pressure on Samsung's display manufacturing capabilities. This may have left
the company unable to produce ample numbers of Galaxy Note 3 handsets with super
AMOLED displays, so by launching another version with an LCD panel it would
mean that the company would be able to ship the required numbers of the phone
after its announcement. However, this is only a rumour and not official
information from Samsung, so may be unfounded. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 contract offers from UK networks will be listed on our website when the phone has been released.
After all, there was a similar rumour regarding the Samsung Galaxy S4, but the device was launched with a super AMOLED display on all handsets. If Samsung is indeed struggling to produce enough super AMOLED displays for the Galaxy Note 3, it would be able to outsource production of touch screens to other companies like Sharp, of which Samsung is a shareholder.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be announced in September, so we are likely to hear more information regarding its touchscreen and other features in the coming weeks. When we hear more will be sure to keep you updated.