Rumors regarding highly anticipated devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 might be a dime a dozen, especially with less than a month left to its formal intro, but when a website with Sam Mobile’s track record publishes a spec sheet based on a trusted insider’s tip, we have to listen up.
And while I advise you to keep that salt shaker nearby, I’m also about 98% certain all of the newly reported info will prove spot-on. Without further ado, here’s what we know of the GNote 3 in a nutshell.
First off, there will likely be at least two variants of the third-gen phablet, carrying the SM-N900 and SM-N9005 model numbers. The former is tipped to pack an octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz, but no LTE speeds, so that’s the “international” variant.
As for the N9005, that’s bound to land in North America and probably some European markets too, although oddly Sam Mobile is yet to receive confirmation of the CPU/GPU combo. Then again, it’s not a big secret Samsung plans to equip it with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, paired with an Adreno 330 GPU.
Moving on, it seems those wild rumors about 3 GB of RAM being crammed inside the Note 3 were real. As were the whispers about a 13 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization making this a (mild) contender for Nokia’s Lumia 1020.
As far as the display is concerned, Sammy will not look to push the size envelope too much, upping GNote 2’s ante with less than 0.2 inches (i.e. 5.68, up from 5.5). That may be disappointing for some, but if you ask me 5.9 or 6 inches would have been too much for such a mainstream device. And besides, the resolution will be 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (aka Full HD) and so the pixel density will be stunningly high – 387 ppi.
On the software side of things, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will apparently come pre-loaded, whereas the rumor about a 3,450 mAh battery doesn’t seem to be getting traction. Instead, the Note 3 is now expected to pack a slightly smaller 3,200 mAh ticker.
Finally, the storage options will be the traditional three (16, 32 and 64 GB), which will be expandable via a microSD card slot. Thoughts anyone? Impressed? Not so much? We’re all ears.
Via [Sam Mobile]