The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was one of the finest smartphones of 2012. It remained on top of the smartphone sales chart in 2012 for quite some time. So, there is a huge anticipation going on around the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. Although Samsung has not yet confirmed anything over the release of Galaxy Note 3, the success of Note 2 would probably convince Samsung to bring out the third generation Galaxy Note. However, it is also not confirmed if Galaxy Note 3 would be called the same or be tagged with a different caption.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was unveiled in August 2012 and released a month later. Sources suggest that Galaxy note 3 would be unveiled at international Funkausstellung Berlin at early September this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was prepared with plastic like former flagships of Samsung and weighed only 6.46 oz with slimmer corners. The smartphone possessed touch sensitive back and navigation buttons on either sides of the menu button. Reportedly, Samsung is focusing on three prototype layouts for its upcoming flagships, specifically for its Note 3. Note 3 may be similar with Galaxy S4, possessing a metal-like band over its entire surface perimeters and miss out the touch sensitive buttons on either sides of the menu button. However, sources reveal that Samsung is experimenting with flexible touch screen and metal chassis for the Galaxy Note 3.
Galaxy Note 2 bore an S-AMOLED capacitive touch screen display of 5.5 inches of 720*1280 pixels resolution under 267 ppi density. Note 3 may be possessing a 5.99 or 6.0 inches display of super HD resolution. Pixel density of Note 2 was lower than S3. But probably, Samsung won’t do the same this time with an augmented display dimension in its Note 3. Either, it will be similar to that of S4 or may be higher than that. Note 3 is being rumored to feature similar diamond pixel structure as that of S4. But reportedly, Samsung is concentrating on OLED display, which might be incorporated into the Galaxy Note 3.
Galaxy Note 2 possessed an 8MP camera of 3264×2448 pixels resolution featuring LED flash, autofocus, simultaneous HD image and video recording, dual shot, smile and face detection, touch focus, image stabilization and geo-tagging. Note 3 is likely to possess a 13MP camera of 4128 x 3096 pixels resolution with similar specs as that of S4.
Galaxy S4 featured 2GB RAM with a card slot capacitated with 64GB storage. It was released in three variants of 64GB, 32GB and 16GB. Note 3 may be possessing a 3GB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ran on Android Jelly Bean v.4.1.1 and was powered by Exynos 4412 Quad, MALI 400, 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 Quad Core processor. Galaxy Note 3 may possess an Exynos 5 octa-core processor, MALI 450 8 core graphics. The 5-octa is featured with quad core 2.0 GHz Cortex A15 ARM 28nm processor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 operated on Android Jelly Bean v.4.1.1. Note 3 is likely to carry the latest version of Android Jelly Bean v.4.2.2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was carried by Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell, Telus, SaskTel, Mobilicity, WIND, Videotron and Sprint Nextel. Currently, it is available at an on-contract price of $299.99 and an off-contract price of $649. However, these rates may vary according to the carrier, retailer and contract. Price of Galaxy Note 3 is a bit hard to estimate but probably its pricing would be around $700.
There has been no official announcement by Samsung over its Galaxy Note 3. Recently, the Korean tech announced the Samsung Galaxy Mega that would be available in two variants of 6.3 inches and 5.8 inches. The tinnier model would hit the shelves by 27th May, whereas the larger variant would arrive on June 17. But rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 don’t seem to slow down. If released in September this year, Apple iPhone 5S can be expected to be its competitor. Apple is likely to bring out the iPhone 5S and iPad 5 by September-October this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 performed well at the smartphone market. So, users have certainly increased their expectations over its successor. But official statements from Samsung still remain unavailable. Samsung has always managed to please its customers via its innovation. Galaxy Note 3 is likely to feature an absolutely new set of features. Reports reveal that Note 3 would be quite different to the previous Galaxy models by Samsung and may be marketed under a different name. Specs featured in Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 was considerably augmented in the Galaxy S4. But it seems that Samsung is planning something distant and new with the Galaxy Note 3 and probably an innovative set of features would be introduced into the model rather than augmented follow-ups of its predecessors.
Samsung is currently concentrating on altering its flagships’ display and construction base. So, Galaxy Note 3 may arrive a bit later than expected but bring along a new exciting range of modules.