Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hit the shelves in September last year, and just within a month five million units were sold. Samsung basically dominates the Android market with its cheap and diversified range of Android smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was a huge success and the manufacturer is about to come up with its successor, the Galaxy Note 3.
Consumers have been expecting a lot from Galaxy Note 3, and emerging rumors just spice up their anticipation with a new claim daily. However, relying on some trusted reports, sources and photos that surfaced on the internet in the past couple of months, Galaxy Note 3 specifications and release date can be estimated. An official unveil event is to take place at IFA 2013 at Berlin from 6-11 September.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs Note 3
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 flaunted the usual plastic skin of Samsung smartphones, slim in its width and light in weight. Reportedly, Samsung considered variable skins for Note 3. The plastic coat seemed to dissatisfy consumers, who expect a metallic feel with their smartphone. The Korean tech was working on a metallic chassis, a plastic build (same as Galaxy S4) and a relatively different design.
However, it finally decided to stick to a plastic chassis, owing to the immense consumer satisfaction with design, display and specs of the newly launched Galaxy S4. Note 3 will lightly diminish in size than its predecessor. The smartphone is likely to measure 8mm in depth and 183gm in weight. The successor will compactly shed off 1.4mm thickness, but will flaunt a display greater by .4 inches than that of its predecessor. It will be facilitated with S-AMOLED capacitive display at an HD resolution (1080*1920).
Recently, SamMobile has been utilizing a metal-like band around the surface perimeters of its smartphones. This renders the devices with a polished look and semi-metallic feel. Hence, Note 3 is likely to endorse a polish metal-like bezel as well. Moreover, it is being rumored that Note 3 will be presented with a larger quantity of admirable accessories, than what its predecessor had.
OS and Processor
Plenty of contradictory rumors surfaced regarding the processor and OS of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Initially, it was highly expected to debut with Android v5.0 Key Lime Pie, but the rumor was vigorously shattered when Google did not come up even with a tit-bit of Key Lime Pie at I/O Conference on June 10. But Google is likely to come up with a mildly upgraded version of Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2. Jelly Bean v4.3 is supposed to arrive in July-August. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to run on this upgraded Jelly Bean version that supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors @ 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU have been proposed for Note 3. The smartphone is likely to arrive with an S-Pen stylus. Note 2 featured Quad-core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, Exynos Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and Mali-400 MP GPU. So, Note 3 will be more powerful than its predecessor.
RAM and storage
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to feature 3GB RAM and will be available in three variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Note 2 featured 2GB of RAM, so its successor would observe much of an improvement with regard to internal storage capacity.
Galaxy Note 3 is likely to feature a 13MP camera whereas Note 2 possessed an 8MP camera. The camera will be facilitated with utility specifications, such as LED flash, simultaneous HD image and video recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, image stabilization and smile detection. Other advanced camera specifications like Eye Scroll, Eye Pause and a 2MP secondary camera are to be present in Note 3.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is currently available at $299 on-contract. Galaxy Note 3 is likely to bear an on-contract price tag of $350. If you want to buy it off-contract, then you may have to pay about $650.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is likely to surface at IFA 2013 and will be available from September-October. Samsung manages to surprise and satisfy its fans with its Android smartphones. Samsung Note 3 is supposed to abide by its fans’ expectations as well. iPhone 5S, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One Max and HTC T6 are supposed competitors of the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 3.