I wasn’t too impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Note II when I spent some time with the device, but that’s only because I was hoping that it would be more than it was. There is no doubt that the Galaxy Note II is a great device, and Samsung has many devoted fans waiting for an update to the device, especially since no other manufacturer has really delved into the “phablet” (as much as I hate that word) market.
Though we’ve discussed the rumors that Samsung might finally switch to metal when designing the Galaxy Note 3, we still don’t know whether the change will actually happen. However, courtesy of the usually reliable SamMobile, we have an extensive list of the probable Galaxy Note 3 specifications.
The highlight of the list is the even larger 5.68-inch HD 1080p SuperAMOLED display, which will supposedly fit into a device the same size as the Note II thanks to thinner bezels. The processor for the international version is said to be the Exynos 5 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, though the LTE device’s processor isn’t known. The Galaxy Note 3 should also include 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and 3,200mAh battery.
Software will be Samsung’s highly customized version of Android 4.3, stored on either 16, 32, or 64GB of internal storage with the option of microSD expandability. It is obviously reasonable to expect the Note 3 to include all of the Galaxy S4’s software features, although we don’t know whether it will include any new software features added.
Samsung seems set to announce the Galaxy Note 3 on September 4 in Berlin, so we will have to wait about a month to see what it really looks like. Of course, SamMobile has generally been very accurate and reliable, and so if this is any indication, the Galaxy Note 3 is set to be something of a beast on paper. I’m still not a fan of Samsung’s software, and the plastic design may or may not stay, but there isn’t much I would change on this rumored spec sheet.[SamMobile]