The Galaxy Note III’s imminent arrival has been further confirmed thanks to a certification listing by the Bluetooth SIG.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note III has been rumoured for many months now. With the IFA event just two weeks away, it looks like the South Korean manufacturer is going through the motions of getting the device certified. The Note III recently underwent Bluetooth certification, and although the listing itself does not reveal any new information other than the fact that the model in question is heading to NTT DoCoMo, we can put together the hardware details from the numerous leaks.
The Galaxy Note III will most likely feature a 5.68-inch full-HD AMOLED display. There will be two versions of the Note III, one with the Samsung Exynos 5420 SoC and the other with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC that comes with a Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. Internal sources indicated earlier this week that the first four million units will feature with the Snapdragon 800, and around 20% to 30% of the devices manufactured afterward will feature the Exynos 5420, which features an octa-core processor. The version of the Note III with 4G LTE connectivity will be the one that will likely use the Snapdragon 800.
In terms of other hardware, there will be 3 GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, internal memory variations of 16,32 and 64 GB along with a micro-SD card slot and a 3,200 mAh battery. It has been confirmed that the Note III will come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. The device will initially be available in black and white color variations, with the pink version set to come out sometime in October.
The Galaxy Note III will be announced at the IFA next month along with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.