The size of Samsung's rumored Galaxy Note 3 has been a subject of much debate, and those keeping score can add a new column to their charts: 5.99 inches.
Previously the two most popular guesses for the Galaxy Note 3's screen size were 5.9 inches and 6.3 inches, but the latest hint of exactly 5.99 inches falls somewhere in between (though obviously much closer to 5.9 inches).
An article on the Chinese-language site news.mydrivers.com hinted at the screen size and shed light on some possible Note 3 specs: a full HD display, an eight-core Exynos Octa with a 2GHz A15 processor and a 1.7GHz A7 processor, 3GB of memory, and Android 4.2.2.
The article, published Sunday, even has a photo for accompaniment, though as SamMobile pointed out, the bezel on the device shown next to the Galaxy S4 looks a bit big and the model number in the image, i9500, doesn't match up with the model numbers of other Note devices (N7000 Galaxy Note, N7100 Galaxy Note 2, etc.).
Lost in translation?
The original report is in Chinese, and admittedly Google is having a bear of a time translating for us.
As a result, it seems something may have been lost in translation, as according to what we're seeing the original report appears to suggest that the Galaxy Note 3 will actually sport a 5.9-inch screen (which falls in line with previous Note 3 rumors) and not a 5.99-inch display like SamMobile reported yesterday.
On the other hand, for the moment we're more inclined to believe the unofficial Samsung blog than Google's often spotty translation service.
Still, we've asked SamMobile to explain this discrepancy, but so far we haven't heard back. Who knows? Maybe someone in this equation is just doing some rounding.
Previous rumors have pegged the Note 3 with everything from a square metal body to an unbreakable flexible display, so until Samsung says something officially everything said of the next Note should be considered speculative at best.