Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could be with users sooner rather than later, and here's an idea of what to expect from the device
Samsung’s Galaxy Note range has been a huge success, despite initial scepticism surrounding the usefulness of such big-screened devices, prompting huge speculation about the next big thing to grace the range – the Galaxy Note 3 – which was initially expected to receive its bow at MWC last month.
The device is now expected to launch in the summer, to head Apple’s next iPhone off at the proverbial pass, and we’ve taken the liberty of sorting through the sources, rumors and gossip to bring you the lowdown of what we think you can expect from the phablet.
Exynos 5 Octa
That’s right; users can expect to find Samsung’s hugely powerful new chipset driving the device. The Exynos 5 Octa features 8 processor cores, advanced power management, to get more from batteries, and the latest and greatest PowerVR series 5 GPU, giving the device enough muscle to keep up with desktops, let alone smartphones.
Even larger screen
The Galaxy Note 3’s screen is widely expected to be a 1080P Omega AMOLED screen which is rumored to measure 6+ inches. The display is certain to be pin-sharp too, with a pixel density in excess of 440PPI.
Key Lime Pie
The device’s proposed summer launch suggests that Samsung may be able to include the next iteration of Android under the hood, version 5.0 or Key Lime Pie, and users can also expect an upgraded TouchWiz to go with it.
Key Lime Pie is expected to be revealed at Google’s I/O, which takes place this May, giving Samsung plenty of time to work its magic on the software before rolling out the Note 3.
Bigger, better camera
The Galaxy Note 3 will definitely feature improved camera technology, with many sources suggesting a bump to a 12-megapixel camera is on the cards and we expect nothing less, quite frankly. There are even rumors that the device could, in fact, play host to a new 16-megapixel sensor, and if true that could elevate the device way above the competition.
The Galaxy Note 3 could feature 4GB RAM, giving it plenty of speed and multitasking nous, and we believe the device will also have a notable boost in storage too, with 128GB being discussed. Users should also expect micro SD card support too, as this has become the norm for the range
More battery life
Samsung’s Galaxy Notes are legendary for their battery life and we expect the Galaxy Note 3 to feature some serious improvements in this area. The size of the battery may not necessarily be bumped up, but the software side of things almost certainly will be, giving users even more uptime.