5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to pack Android 4.3, 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 800 CPU, report says

July 26, 2013
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A new Galaxy Note 3-related report from South Korea reveals some of the specs of the upcoming smartphone, including a 5.7-inch display.

Until recently, it was widely believed that the handset will have a 5.99-inch display but then a series of reports claimed that the handset will have a 5.7-inch screen, which is just 0.2-inch bigger than the Galaxy Note 2’s. Coincidentally, the Galaxy Note 2 has a screen that’s also just 0.2-inch bigger than its predecessor’s display.

Now MK News says that a bigger display was indeed a candidate for the third-generation Galaxy Note model, but Samsung reconsidered the design after analyzing the response its new Galaxy Mega family received – both Galaxy Mega models are extra large smartphones that have 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch displays.

In addition to display size, the publication listed several other hardware details including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3GB of RAM, LTE-Advanced support and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Even if not confirmed at this time, these specs certainly make sense for a next-gen flagship handset like the Galaxy Note 3.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is most likely going to be used alongside Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa in different Galaxy Note 3 versions. As for RAM, Samsung has just announced its 3GB RAM modules for mobile devices, saying that the first handsets to get it will launch later this year.

Furthermore, the company already has a Galaxy S4 version that supports LTE-Advanced and we expect its future flagship to also come with faster LTE on board.

Finally, since Android 4.3 is Google’s latest Android version, and since Samsung is already working with it – at least for the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition – it would make sense to see the handset to run this Jelly Bean version at launch.

On top of hardware, the Galaxy Note 3 should also feature improved multitasking features, the report said – naturally, we expect Samsung to include a variety of its own apps on top of “regular” TouchWiz features, particularly S Pen-related ones.

The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be unveiled in early September in Berlin.

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