The rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have been flying around more and more as we are now into 2013. When Samsung released the first version of the Note some people said that it was too big. However it surprised these people and it did go on to become one of the best-selling devices of 2012. Samsung then went on to launch an even larger version with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors
Samsung also have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and this has continued to sell well, while so has the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and in November it sold around 2 million units. Now there are more rumours about the successor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung have been working on flexible technology for their upcoming devices, which may be on the shelves in just months, if The Sun newspaper is correct. They said that Samsung are trying to reduce the outlay for LCD displays as they are making the move to organic light emitting diodes, which are known to you and me as OLED. They are concentrating on flexible tech, which can be twisted and bent; Samsung should reveal these this year.
It is possible that Samsung could reveal the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 before the predecessor to it reaches the age of one. However at the moment Samsung have not said anything about the launch dates for the device.
While most of the makers of smartphones are concentrating on making their devices smaller, Samsung are taking a different approach with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
It is thought that the device will be coming with a screen of 6.3 inches and this could put much closer to tablet sizes than some may like. Companies have revealed 7-inch tablets, including the Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini which is less than an inch bigger after all. It has also been rumoured that the display would come with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p.
Samsung have been talking about the Octa 5 Exynos processor which will come with 8 cores. This is said to be a replacement for the Exynos 4 quad core processor which is in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This is said to provide huge gains for power usage and performance.
The Exynos 5 Octa combines the 28nm 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A15 processor, this has seen an update to the 1.6GHz Cortex A15 processor in the Google Nexus 10, along with a quad core 1.2GHx quad core Cortex processor.
Samsung said that the whole idea of their processor was that when the device was doing lightweight things such as when the owner was browsing the web or calling, the more powerful cores would be disabled. They could then be re-enabled when and if they were needed. They would allow power efficiency to be around 70% better than the Exynos 4 quad core that is found in the Samsung Galaxy S3 processor.
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was released in 2012 the device had a price tag of £550 so we may see the updated device with a similar price tag. On the other hand if the handset comes with a screen that is larger, you could expect it to come in at around $600.