We’re used to seeing new, major smartphone releases arriving more frequently than mobile carriers will allow us to upgrade, but where Samsung is concerned, the company has two flagship-level handset outlets. Both the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note are immensely popular among hordes of Android fans, and with the South Korean vendor releasing them at different points during any given year, one only has to wait a couple of months to see a brand new Galaxy handset. With the Galaxy S4 now announced pending release next month, attentions will naturally turn to the larger, so-called “phablet” Galaxy Note III, and according to a report from Korean publication Asiae.co.kr, the device will pack an “unbreakable” display.
Many aspects of the smartphone have been improved across the board in the past few years, but, even though the likes of Apple and Samsung have sought to strengthen displays with each new device, the shattered screen is still something owners fear.
According to the report, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will release later this year, and one of the marquee features may well be an unbreakable display. Apparently, Samsung will incorporate some kind of flexible AMOLED technology in order to prevent display shattering, a problem affecting thousands of dropped devices.
The display could also, meanwhile, measure in at a whopping 5.9-inches, and one has to wonder – despite the cellular connectivity and full smartphone functionality, whether it can still, in actual fact, be categorized as smartphone. Lest we forget, the smaller tablets in the market measure in at the 7-inch mark, but with a near 6-inch offering in the form of the Note III, the “phablet” description has perhaps never been more appropriate.
In addition to being an incredibly large and robust display, it’s also expected to pack in a 1080p resolution akin to the Galaxy S4. The Exynos 5 Octa-Core processor, said to be hitting around a third of the initial Galaxy S4 shipments, will also be a feature, along with 2GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, and a larger battery, says the report.
It is thought the Note III will ship with Android 4.2.2, but with 5.0 Key Lime Pie set to be launched at Google’s I/O, it’s feasible the Note III may instead be among the first to deliver the latest firmware by default.