Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is on-track for a summer reveal
The next iteration of Samsung’s rapidly growing Galaxy Note range is on track for the summer, according to rumor, which could put the device squarely on a collision course with Apple’s next iPhone, which has been tentatively scheduled for a summer launch.
The Galaxy Note 3, which follows in the footsteps of the wildly successful Galaxy Note and Note 2, is apparently on target for a summer 2013 reveal, and Samsung is supposedly preparing to roll the device out to users shortly thereafter, sticking with its tried and tested September launch cycle.
The device was initially expected to be shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but failed to materialize at the conference, which largely lacked spark, leading to speculation as to when users would finally get to catch a glimpse of the new phablet, but now rumors are beginning to point to a separate event the week leading up to IFA, which kicks off on September 6 in Berlin.
Despite speculation, the decision to launch the device in August/September isn’t likely to be motivated by Apple’s iPhone 5S launch, but the knock-on effect of stealing some of the Cupertino company’s limelight is something which will almost certainly bring smiles to a number of boardroom occupants at Samsung’s Suwon headquarters, owing to the company’s increasingly acrimonious relationship with the world’s biggest tech company.
The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to feature some serious hardware including Samsung’s 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 4GB RAM and a 6-inch 1080P Omega AMOLED screen. Rumors also point to the upcoming phablet rocking a whopping 5000mAh battery and 12-megapixel camera too, raising the bar significantly over the Note 2 and heaping further pressure on Apple, which now isn’t expected to launch its iPhone 6 until March 2014.
The Galaxy Note 3 isn’t Samsung’s only high profile launch for 2013 either. The company is set to drop the curtain on its highly anticipated Galaxy S4 at an event on March 14th – and the device has generated levels of buzz previously unseen in non-Apple devices in the run-up to its launch, prompting speculation as to whether we’re finally beginning to see a changing of the guard in the smartphone world.