In late 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 arrived in the United States to replace the original Samsung Galaxy Note which had arrived earlier in the year. With only a few months under its belt, there is already talk of a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 successor in the form of a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device that is rumored to be out sometime later this year.
By the time the AT&T Galaxy Note model arrived in early 2012 though, it was clear that Samsung had a bit of a hit on its hands and a nice compliment to the Samsung Galaxy S series which Samsung has touted as its flagship. In the U.S. though, the device only arrived on AT&T and later, on T-Mobile, leaving customers waiting for arrivals on other carriers like Sprint and Verizon.
Later in the year, the Galaxy Note series followed in the path of the Samsung Galaxy S series and arrived on multiple carriers in the U.S. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the most current Galaxy Note, is currently available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, far more carriers than the original.
However, despite only being out a few months, the Galaxy Note 2 is already rumored to be getting replaced. Rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have sprouted up already, months ahead a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launch. The early timing is something that we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the success of the past two Galaxy Note models is likely to blame.
Even though it’s extremely early in the year, already, we’ve heard a number of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Quite a bit actually, Here now, we delve into everything we’ve heard so far about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, its release date, its features and more.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date
Maybe the most sought after piece of information in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and really any rumored device, is the release date. With it being so early in the year, we still haven’t heard anything specific about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date. However, we have heard quite a bit about the Galaxy Note 3 launch date.
At this point, based on the rumors and the past, September 1st through September 5th are looking like the best possibilities for a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch date.
In the United States, this could mean a release similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. In the U.S., despite being announced in August, the Galaxy Note 2 arrived during October and November with the latest arrival the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 which touched down on November 29th
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Design
So far, we haven’t heard anything about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 design nor have we seen any suspected leaks. This is normal as Samsung typically keeps its device designs closely guarded in the months ahead of their launch.
This year, we caught glimpses of the Samsung Galaxy S4 prior to its launch, but only a couple of days before the actual launch event. In the months preceding the announcement, we saw a number of fakes emerge.
As we have theorized, based on the Samsung Galaxy S4 design, Samsung will likely opt to use its familiar plastic design with the Galaxy Note 3, and possibly make some tweaks to its design like it did with the Galaxy S4.
Two possible tweaks include making the Galaxy Note 3 slimmer than the Galaxy Note 2 and also, making it more lightweight. One of the bigger drawbacks of the Galaxy Note 2 is its 180 grams weight, which is about 70 grams heavier than the iPhone 5.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Display
The Galaxy Note 3 could have a 1080p display, like the Galaxy S4.
One of the more unique aspects about the Samsung Galaxy Note series is the screen size. Instead of a typical 5-inch or below display size, the Samsung Galaxy Note series features massive displays. The original Galaxy Note, for example, had a 5.3-inch display while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 received a boost up to 5.5-inches. And while a massive Galaxy Note 3 display is expected, we still don’t have a bead on just how big it might be.
Early rumors in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 suggested that the device would either have a 6.3-inch display or a 5.9-inch display, the latter of which brought to the surface by Korea Times. However, recent developments have thrown a wrench into those rumors as Samsung is reportedly planning launches of two, lower-end devices with screen sizes of 5.8 and 6.3-inches.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is gearing up to release two devices called the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. The devices will be using dual-core processors, sport 8MP cameras, and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is said to have a 7.9mm design, just like the Galaxy S4.
While these aren’t confirmed yet, they appear likely as they have been rumored for quite some time, originally under the name Galaxy Fonblet. If these screen sizes are accurate, it’s unclear where they leave the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display that was thought to be of equal size.
via: gotta be mobile