Watch Out, the Galaxy Note 3 Wants a Slice of the Rumour Action Too


In the run up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, you’d have thought every rumour doing the rounds would concentrate on that device. However, another Samsung phone wants a piece of the action, and that’s the Galaxy Note III. Like the Galaxy S IV (and the iPhone 5S for that matter), its release is almost inevitable – we just don’t know when it’ll arrive.

To keep us excited, a rumour has appeared giving a few details on the Note III’s possible specification. Apparently, Samsung will increase the phone’s screen size again, going up to 5.9-inches this time. The first Galaxy Note had a 5.3-inch screen, while the Note II has a 5.5-inch display. If the rumours concerning the Galaxy S IV are correct, then it’ll be getting a 4.99-inch screen – up from 4.8-inches – so an increase for its big brother makes sense.

Additionally, the Note III could use Samsung’s new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chip, which may end up being the new processor’s debut, depending on whether the Galaxy S IV uses it or a Snapdragon 600 instead. We should also expect the S-Pen stylus to be upgraded again, and take on some of the features introduced with the Galaxy Note 8.0, such as the ability to tap the Android keys below the display.

All of this is rumour from an anonymous source, so it should be treated as nothing more than speculation at this stage. We’re a while away from seeing it too, as the Galaxy Note II first appeared in late August last year, so a similar launch date for the sequel is a possibility.

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