Rumors suggest Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 will launch this September
Rumor has it that Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 will launch this September. It's expected that the company will make its official announcement for the upcoming Note 3 during the annual IFA event in Berlin. Tech site Android Geeks notes that Samsung's launch date should be poised to rival Apple's iPhone 5S release"
"Since the latest reports are showing that Apple will set the iPhone 5S release date for June, we might even see the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in flesh at IFA Berlin 2013 held between September 6 to 11. Or maybe Samsung will unveil its next-gen tablet in a separate event (just like it did with the Galaxy S3) a week before IFA Berlin, so all the media will be focusing on their new release."
That's quite different from earlier Galaxy Note 3 rumors, which suggested that the "phablet" would be announced during summer 2013. Whether it ends up being a summer or fall launch, one thing is certain: Samsung's next Galaxy Note will be released sometime this year. According to IBTimes, industry watchers have predicted that the device will pop up late in the second fiscal quarter or early in Q3. We're hoping it's the former, as we can't wait to see how it stacks up against its predecessors.
Oddly enough, we've also heard that Apple could be working on a larger iPhone -- what some are actually referring to as the "iPhablet" (others have called it the iPhone Math). While that sounds highly unlikely, it wouldn't be too shocking, given how fiercely the two companies continually attempt to outdo each other in the mobile market (leaving us to reap the glorious benefits of their smartphone smackdown).
It remains unclear whether Apple will actually beef up the size of its iPhone, but we should find out soon enough; the company will likely launch an iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 this year. In the meantime, we'll be waiting with bated breath to see which company debuts its device first. Though, the timing may not hold the greatest significance, as one is always undoubtedly better than the other, but we'll leave that one for you to decide.