Although the Galaxy S series is rightly considered Samsung’s flagship smartphone range, the Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ has risen to prominence in the past couple of years, forging a new market of high-end devices with incredibly large displays. The Galaxy Note II was well-received when it first released towards the latter stages of 2012, and with the Galaxy S4 now well into its life cycle, focus on the third Note has been strong during the last month or two. The current word on the Web is that the device will be significantly thinner than its predecessor, with 3GB of RAM packed into both the reported 3G-only and 4G LTE variants.
It has long since been assumed that Samsung will release two different models of the Galaxy Note 3, with earlier information suggesting that the 3G model would only offer 2GB of RAM. The LTE variant, it was said, would house 3GB of RAM to keep things ticking over smoothly, but it now appears that both models will sport the same memory.
As well as the 3 gigs of RAM, the Galaxy Note 3 will supposedly measure with a mere 8mm depth, while weighing in at a slimline 183 grams. Although this is around the same weight as the Galaxy Note 2, it does shave 1.4mm off the thickness of the current model, and while that may not seem much in the grand scheme of things, in smartphone terms, it’s a noticeable difference.
From what’s been said, the device could be showcased as soon as September 4th, unveiling – around the time Berlin’s IFA kicks off. Although big screens don’t float everybody’s boat – the Galaxy Note 3 is purported to pack a display somewhere around 5.9-inch mark – interest in this forthcoming device is bound to be high.
As well as a thinner body, plenty of RAM and display real estate to match, the Galaxy Note 3 could also pack in the same octa-core chip used in the Galaxy S4. Samsung has been known to interchange hardware between its two main devices, so this is would not be a massive surprise. But we’re somewhat convinced that Samsung will do something new in the processor department, at least.
Whatever the case may be, we’ll keep you updated here at Redmond Pie, so make sure you stay tuned to our coverage!