Speculation about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been picking up pace in recent weeks, as we near its rumoured September announcement. Of course, it comes as little surprise that there is so much excitement for Samsung's third generation phablet model, given the millions of sales and critical acclaim achieved by the current Galaxy Note 2 model.
Several months ago, some of the first rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 suggested that the device will sport an aluminium casing and a flexible display. In recent weeks though, information about the device’s specifications has revealed that this is unlikely to be the case. Recently, GSM Arena has reported on the latest information regarding the specifications of the Galaxy Note 3 which has been leaked by a Korean publication. It claims that four separate versions of the handset will hit the market.
The first is likely to be the higher end of the four, and is expected to include an unbreakable AMOLED display, 13 megapixel camera and a number of exclusive specifications.
The second version of the Galaxy Note 3 will also come with
the same 13 megapixel camera but a standard AMOLED touchscreen, and the source
has suggested that this model is likely to be the international version of the
phone. Further reading on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available on our website, along with price comparison of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
A third instalment of the series is rumoured to come with the same 13 megapixel camera and plastic casing, but instead of an AMOLED display it will utilise an LCD panel. With pressure on Samsung's display production facilities as a result of the success of the Galaxy S4, utilising an LCD touchscreen will mean that ample numbers of the handset will be produced after it has been announced. Additionally, this will likely mean that the handset will carry more affordable price tag.
The fourth version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is also claims to come with a plastic body and LCD display. However, the specifications of the camera are set to be downgraded with a resolution of 8 megapixels. It is likely that this handset will essentially be a budget version, which would be a welcome addition to the phablet niche, as the majority of such devices come with a hefty price tag.
September 4th is rumoured to be the announcement date for the Galaxy Note 3, which is two days ahead of the IFA expo in Berlin. Because this is such a high profile smartphone release, we expect more information about the potential features of the Galaxy Note 3 to be revealed in the coming weeks, so we will of course keep you posted when we hear more.