We round up all the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors from around the web
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the hotly anticipated follow up to Samsung's Galaxy Note 2, which was launched at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Now rumors are rife that the Note 3 will be launched at the event in Barcelona at the end of February.
But what can we expect from the device and the launch?
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date rumors
The next episode in Samsung's Galaxy story is a contentious one. Many think it will be launched at Mobile World Congress, but other rumors suggest it will be held back until later in the year to launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy S4, another eagerly awaited devices from the Korean manufacturer.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was announced at Mobile World Congress 2012, alongside a larger Samsung Galaxy Note - the 10.1 tablet-style device.
Another story that supports this is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2's price has just halved on Verizon to $189, suggesting there's something bigger and better just around the corner.
However, if you're hoping to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 before anywhere else in the world, we think you'll be waiting, just as the US waited for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to hit last year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 price rumors
Now the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 price has been slashed, it paves the way for a more expensive device to appear on the scene. Enter Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
In addition to some more expensive parts, including a higer-resolution, larger screen, we expect it to retail a little higher.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 originally went on sale at T-Mobile and U.S Cellular first, with Sprint, Verizon and AT&T following later than October 2012.
The device cost $369.99 when it launched on T-Mobile,which is a pretty steep price for a smartphone, albeit a large one.
We don't think Samsung can afford to price themselves out of the market, especially with a 5-inch Nexus due to launch at a lower price point thatn the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specs and feature rumors
First up, the Samausng Galaxy Note 3 will probably feature a screen in the region of the first two devices. Although rumors suggest it will be slightly larger than the existing Note, with a high resolution 6.3-inch screen.
With an Exynos 5 Octa Processor powering the show, which was chosen to wow the Chinese markets. The processor will work as two parts, with the Cortex A15 powering apps and the A7 taking care of functions in downtime.
In terms of operating system, the Galaxy Note 3 will launch on Android Jelly Bean, which also suggests it will launch before the summer. Android Key Lime Pie isn't due to be released until Google's I/O conference at the end of May and will apparently launch with the nexus Nexus device, possibly the Nexus 5.
Naturally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is likely to come with a range of storage options. We think it will be available with 16, 32 and 64GB to account for all tastes and compete with the iPad Mini 2.
As we're talking Samsung rather than Apple, it's pretty likely there will be an external microSD card slot too, to add to that storage.