The specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III have surfaced again. South Korea’s Business Daily today published specifications it was provided by a source at Samsung.
Most of the specifications are familiar from past rumours but a few new details have emerged. The Samsung Galaxy Note III will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It will support LTE-Advanced connectivity and sport a 5.7-inch display and 3GB of RAM. A 13MP camera is also expected but was not mentioned in this report.
The report makes no mention of a Samsung Exynos 5 processor but it is still possible that Samsung will use its own processor for a variant for certain markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III will also use the same styling as the Galaxy S4, including a metallic-looking band encircling the device’s plastic casing.
The report indicated that Samsung had considered a 5.99-inch display for the Note III but that market response to the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 convinced it to go with the smaller 5.7-inch display. Thin bezels will help keep the size down even as the display grows larger than that on the Galaxy Note II.
There is additional evidence that Samsung experimented with different display sizes. The same Indian shipment tracking database that revealed the existence of a 12.2-inch Android Samsung tablet shows different variants of the Galaxy Note III (going by its model number of SM-N900) with display sizes of 5.5, 5.7 and 6.0 inches. Interestingly, the shipment dates are very recent. Could we see different variants based not only on processor but also display sizes? There certainly are quite a few model numbers kicking around now, including SM-N900AI, SM-N900P, SM-N900V, SM-N900A and SM-900R4 among others.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note III at IFA 2013 in Berlin in early September.