Galaxy Note 3 launch details may be announced at MWC in Barcelona
Word is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be launching at Mobile World Congress this month in Barcelona, Spain. If Samsung were to unveil its upcoming "phablet," we could probably expect to see the device on store shelves as early as late spring or early summer. It would be a little unusual, however, since the Galaxy Note 2 feels like it just launched yesterday--well, October 2012, to be exact.
If the Galaxy Note 3 is going to continue the trend of increasing in size as the Note 2 did with the original Note, we might believe the rumors that the Galaxy Note 3 will be a 6.3-inch display device. That's not to say we're a fan--the current Galaxy Note 2 seems to be as big as we could possibly ever accept--but manufacturers like Huawei seem to think that pushing into 6-inch-plus territory is O.K.
In terms of specs, the rumors say the Galaxy Note 3 will, on top of having a 6.3-inch 1080p display with 350ppi, have an S Pen with Wacom digitizer, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor, 2GB RAM and Mali-T604 GPU, 64GB on-board storage, 3300 mAh battery and so forth. Some of these rumored specs are entirely unbelievable and make the Galaxy Note 3 seem more like a mini computer than a smartphone, but perhaps that's the idea, isn't it? One would also imagine that with a display an inch over the current model, we'd get a battery much larger than just 3300 mAh. We should take these rumors with a grain of salt, undoubtedly.
Let us know what you think about the coming Galaxy Note 3 based on what we've heard so far. Would you be willing to carry around a device that's just about in tablet range? Remember, the very first Galaxy Tab was a 7-inch device, making it portable enough for a tablet, but hardly ideal for a smartphone. We'll find out soon enough at MWC, I guess.