Galaxy Note 3: 5.68-inch display, Android 4.3 and 32GB storage in most markets, report says

August 12, 2013
    Galaxy Note 2

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    The Galaxy Note 3 leaks continue with a new report that shares more details on the phone’s specs and features.

    SamMobile, a publication that has offered accurate details about unreleased flagship Samsung products in the past, has an extensive report offering details on two versions of the handset, the SM-N900 and the SM-N9005.

    While not all pieces of the puzzle are there yet, SamMobile shares an interesting detail about the handset – apparently most markets will receive the 32GB version of the phone, with only some getting the 64GB model. No additional information is offered by its insider at this time.

    Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 3 will apparently have an overall size similar to the Galaxy Note 2’s, but it will pack a slightly bigger display – specifically, a 5.68-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display.

    Here are the specs, as listed for both handset versions:

    SM-N900

    • 5.68-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution
    • 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 5420
    • ARM Mali-T628 MP6
    • RAM unconfirmed
    • 13-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization
    • No LTE connectivity
    • 16/32/64GB of storage
    • microSD support of up to 64GB
    • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
    • 3200mAh battery

    SM-N9005

    • 5.68-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution
    • processor unconfirmed
    • GPU unconfirmed
    • 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM
    • 13-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization
    • LTE connectivity
    • 16/32/64GB of storage
    • microSD support of up to 64GB
    • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
    • 3200mAh battery

    Earlier today, we saw confirmation that the handset will come with Android 4.3 on board from launch. A second report said the handset will pack a slightly bigger battery, at 3450mAh.

    As you can see, we’re yet to have a clear picture of what the Galaxy Note 3 will have to offer, even though we see some of the same specs repeated over and over in new reports.

    The Galaxy Note 3 will be officially unveiled on September 4, during a special media event in Berlin, Germany.

    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      I wonder if they can do the same as they did with Note 2 and make the screen true rgb (instead of pentile)

      • mobilemann

        good question

      • Ivan Myring

        You gonna get one? I (probably) am

        • MasterMuffin

          Most likely not, but you’ll never know

      • Nikola Gyurov

        PenTile @ FullHD resoluton on those sizes doesnt really matter that much…

        • MasterMuffin

          that much. I don’t care, I have my 303ppi pentile S3, but many people do

    • Joey Colclough

      So that the Snapdragon 800 and the Adreno 330 confirmed for the LTE version.
      Hopefully the 32GB storage is true, considering the amount of internal memory needed for all the Samsung bells & whistles.
      But if these specs are to be believed it’s a very little jump in the battery especially as stacked batteries seem to be coming more common in using up empty space.
      Oh well 3 weeks to go till it’s all confirmed or debunked.

    • Quryous

      .

      What do you bet that we can’t get the 64, just like with the note and note 2. Couldn’t even get the 32s, either. STILL not available in the note 2. They are full of it.
      .

    • G2forme

      3200mAh for 5.7″ Full hd Display???? FAILED!

      G2 has 3000mAh for just 5.2″ FHD Display.

      • jimbo

        Then there’s Motorola with 3500mAh for 5 inch

        • G2forme

          yes i know that!

          • Abdulmajeed Zubailah

            sony has 3000mah on a 6.44 inch screen .. pretty sure samsung knows what they’re doing

      • mobilemann

        i always thought the note 2 was one of those phones that people weren’t complaining about the battery on?

        • G2forme

          i think that 3200mAh is not enough for a bigger FULL HD 5.7inches Display.

          i m sure LG G2 by far better 3000mAh Li-po plus GRAPHIC RAM battery saver for 5.2inches FULL HD Display.

        • darthHard

          note 2 had 720p, less powerful specs, and the screen wasn’t as bright

      • Ivan Myring

        You seem somewhat biased. You have a g2 in your name and profile pic

        • G2forme

          not my name.

          we are talking about 3200mAh for 5.7″FHD Display
          vs.
          3000mAh for 5.2″ FHD Display.

    • DigBick

      Boring, I want 5.99″

    • Leonard Bryan

      It would be nice to add a Xenon flash and the same touch screen tech used by Sony Xperia Zed Ultra while keeping or probably enhancing the airview functionality..

    • mobilemann

      the big question, (for me) will there be a google play edition? Should i wait? Does anyone know if the ROM scene for the other S4 variants is killer because of the GPE edition?

      If it’s like my at&t GS3, (which already has like, no one developing for it) then i will wait around for GPE, if it’s different i may not.

      • Cal Rankin

        I really don’t see any reason to make a GPE. The Note has all of the multitasking and pen support, which would be lost with vanilla Android.

        • mobilemann

          I don’t care about what reasoning you see:D There are a ton of people who hate touchwiz with a passion; it slows down, and makes android uglier in the name of data collection and making samsung “stand out”. I really really really want the hardware, but can’t stand the software, and i’m not willing to loose something like MHL or play games with roms. (no official CM10.1 or CM10.2 rom support MHL on my i747, it’s a joke)

          • Cristi13

            There are a lot of people who like touchwiz and don’t find it a resource hog. So i say we also don’t care about your reasoning :D

            • mobilemann

              Those people would be wrong:D

          • D’Ander McSullivan

            The fact that you “don’t care” about that reasoning doesn’t mean Samsung will make a GPE Note 2 just for you. I do like stock Android, but no, most people do not prefer it over TouchWiz.

            • mobilemann

              We’ll see. They will obviously continue doing GPE’s of flagships if there are sales.

            • D’Ander McSullivan

              But the Note 3 is not the main Samsung’s flagship.

            • John

              ^The S4 and the Note 3 are Samsung’s flagship phones, S4 in the smartphone tier and the Note 3 in the phablet category.

            • D’Ander McSullivan

              And the Note 10.1 in the tablet category, but that doesn’t mean they’ll release a GPE Note 10.1.

    • ckh14

      What a let down…. The specs are great and all but performance will be negligible over note 2 as it was already fast…. The screen size is such a disappointment 5.99 should have been the minimum size but I guess samsung has to have a note 4 in 9 months so I guess I’ll wait for that and keep mega 6.3 as my main device as it’s the perfect mix of tablet and phone… This sucks jk shin promised a 6 inch note 3 and here we get a smaller increase than note 2 was over note 1 ….. I’m Prolly the biggest note fan owning note 2 note 10 and note 8 but my mega is so badass I bought 2 waiting for the note 3…. guess now it’s more waiting for note 4 when they can deliver the promised 6 inch…. shame since several other companies are delivering 6 inch phones this year this was a misstep for samsung bad

      • John-Phillip Saayman

        Wow really? I mean I get it. But since when is a big screen like this a let down. All of a sudden people want huge screens. I think samsung is making the right choice. Other companies are making huge display phones but it won’t succeed. A smaller for like this is overall better for the general public.

        And like you say, you have the mega to keep you happy

        • DieElop

          Dude, choice is choice, some of us want a bigger screen, you got a problem with that. I don’t have a problem with people wanting 4.5-5 inch screens. I pay for what I want, not for you to dictate on what you want, a smaller Note. This series of phone was NEVER meant to cater to your type of consumer, the whiny bunch complaining about having a larger screen.

          • John-Phillip Saayman

            I’m not complaining about the Note’s size. But it is still bigger than the Note and Note II. SO I actually like a big screen but you can’t blame the note 3 for not jumping more than 0.2 inches

          • RaptorOO7

            You do have a choice, the Mega series is the alternative choice from Samsung. Not everyone wants a 6.3″ phone.

        • ckh14

          The whole point of the note series was to be a tablet phone mix…and yes the larger the screen the better because it would allow for much more area to utulize the s pen feature…if you dont want a 6 inch note theres always the note 2…im not really sure what poimt your making since the note series was designed from day 1 to offer large screen devices, but in 2013 5 inch plus is almost standard…uou have several mid 5 inch devices to choose from, so why question those of us who want and would utulize a full 6 inch screen? Thats like saying why do you want a fast ferrari, I want a ferrari with a ford focus engine…doesnt make much sense to me anyway

          • John-Phillip Saayman

            The point I was making is that for sales, Samsung is making a good move by not over sizing the Note. There’s always a Note 8.

            • ckh14

              I have the note 8 and 10 tablets and note 2…but there not portable or packing gsm radios…my point is they already make and sell a 5.55 inch note 2 that’s still in production and just got revamped with the s4 chips in China, which they could easily do here to accommodate those that want a smaller phone…But those of us that are wanting the 6 inch phone that was announced by samsung president are let down…I get your sales point, but in reality the note is marketef to a niche market that like large screens right…well now when the average size phone is 5 inches a 5.6 inch phone is neither niche or innovative…especially with the given competition of other tablet sized phones coming out this fall

            • John-Phillip Saayman

              Yes I see. Who knows, Samsung won’t let the 6 inch market go to waste, they will have something in that range, or if the trend continues it would be the Note 4.

      • Raaj

        Either you are full of shit or you must be blind!! To be comparing Mega with Note!!

        • ckh14

          How am I full of shit lol…I own a note 2 and 2 mega i9205s and they are faster smoother and a 6.3 inch screen…you obviously know nothing of hardware components and the differneces between generational improvements of the chipsets…mega is cortex a15 based while note s cortex a9 based…how is using and loving a fast 6.3 inch phone make me full of shit…unlike you making the comment I actually own these and make my comparisons thru use not assumption or misundertsanding cores for performamce without any actual knowledge such as yourself…raaj owned ckh14 outty

          • Raaj

            indeed you are blind and full of shit at the same time!!!

            You really need to get someone to read this review http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-mega-6-3-review-226082/
            and use that person to actually get all the facts mentioned in this review by AA into your thick skull, because you can’t read on your own, obviously!

            Galaxy mega is on a Snap 400 power efficient SoC to make that leviathan usable for a few moments of peace away from the charger. Of course you think unicorns exist and a Snap 400 is A15 based, so yea live in that little cubbyhole and believe that you landed on this earth in the arms of angels instead of you being a product of sex, like everyone else in this world!

            The phone is not smooth, not meant to have the best of features (mentioned extremely clearly by the good testers of AA), and released only for wannabes who would want to get some attention going their way because of the device in their hand – a la – You!

            No it is not entirely true, the phone does have its feature set for people whose main requirement is a phone with a bigger screen and specs are not generally on their to-do list. Overall it is for people who want a reasonable experience and be happy.

            Unlike your kind of people who think that replacing the stock silencer of a Prius with that of a Hummer would give it the skin of a Hummer – exactly full of shit. I am however really sorry that you are blind – and nobody can cure you.

            Free advice – dont reply to this or any post on here and advertise your stupidity.

            (We already know you are :D)

            • fda

              I just want to point out that you’re nerdraging at people about cell phones.

            • ckh14

              Hahahahaha sorry you can’t afford one my man but your bullshit about what some reviewer says means about as much as what you say…I actually own 2 so get of my tip… and further to put you in your place your too stupid to understand snapdragon based a15 chips that are customized by qualcomm make up the s400 s600 and s800 chips of 2013… so either your to ignorant or blind to see the benchmark results prove my statement of performance assholes like you are the problem with forums… Loud mouth inbred that speaks without first hand experience or any knowledge of what your spouting off about lol fucking loser

            • jjordan

              You both are wrong the s400 is based off cortex a7 architecture

    • Anthony Evans

      glad I went ahead and got a note 2. Note 4 should be at 5.99 or even 6

    • jjordan

      Yea im not real happy with these specs I wanted a bit bigger screen and way more battery…if ya think about it a 3200 mah battery is kinda a fail…100 more mah for a 1080p screen bump. So basically the battery life will be worse than the note 2

      • wait4weeks

        yeah kind if bummed about battery size but if samsung can implement the same optimization moto x and lg g2 with gram maybe we will see some amazing battery time. sd800 and the new exynos is supposed to be more efficient as well as radio, ram, nand, and maybe a new improved amoled screen

    • Cristi13

      Rumors are just this, rumors.

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      The 1.8 ghz octa core sounds the most interesting…

    • alreadyDisappointed

      WOW with all the competitions this year you would think samsung will step it up but if these rumors are true — it seems like a let down. I mean a 3200mah battery I think most people would perfer a slight thicker phone with a bigger battery, even the htc one max is rumored to have a 3300mah. Also I thought the other rumor was a 3450mah???

      the note 3 would at least have:
      -improve screen over the s4 (non pentile)
      -come standard with a 32gig with that new nand flash

      -3gb ram on 20nm process faster than the 800mhz standard
      -better sound optimization than lg g2
      -better camera performance than s4
      -incredible optimization like the moto x to compensate for smaller battery

      -and for the love of… PLEASE do something about touchwiz so it doesn’t lag because I don’t want to root and lose the spen functions

      • George

        “-and for the love of… PLEASE do something about touchwiz so it doesn’t lag because I don’t want to root and lose the spen functions”

        On my S4 it doesn’t lag. (i rooted the first day though but my GF has it on stock and I’ve been using it so I know)
        Although if you don’t want to lose the functions like me, root it and flash Omega ROM.
        It’s the same as stock but a bit faster and with a litle more features than stock (like long press menu button to kill current app)

      • Grman Rodriguez

        The “thick with a larger battery” argument is plausible on normal sized phones, but on phablets it would be ridiculous they are already pretty difficult to hold.

        • inReponse

          well they could keep it the same thickness as the note 2 instead of making it thinner that way they could of put like a 3600mah battery in it instead.

          • Grman Rodriguez

            How do you know? You are not an OEM or a designer to say what can be done and what can’t

            • GRmanRodrigueztheDouche

              … well for a lot of people me included- we feel that the note 2 thickness is OK and would perfer to stay with that thickness if it means a bigger battery. What does being an OEM or designer got to do with voicing out what we want. What a douche- here I’ll name myself after you RETARD

            • Grman Rodriguez

              You misunderstood me, I meant that maybe it’s difficult to put a 3600mAh on the same body of the Note.

            • mobilemann

              you didn’t know? 90% of the commenters here at AA are mechanical engineers and java masters, with contacts are all the prominent manufacturers in china.

      • leekelkel

        Rooting wouldn’t take away your S-Pen or touchwiz functionalities. Flashing a non-touchwiz ROM would. You could root your phone and flash a custom touchwiz based ROM and still retain the functionalities

        • mobilemann

          if it’s based on a ROM from your carrier etc, then you probably won’t have problems. Universal carrier roms do run into issues all the time though, if you are a nub to APN settings.

      • Ami Talley

        you dont have to root it. I just installed a different launcher (nova) on my dads note 2 and the thing looked so smooth. Touchwiz is the worst for some reason.

      • SkylaC90

        your freaking dreaming if you think Samsung could do all of that in one shot, the Note 3 will be impressive with specs and software features but that’s where it will all end.

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      People are complaining a lot. A lot of hate towards the Note 3 these days. Just go get your Z Ultra or honami or One max and get it over with. Thats obviously the phones you want.

    • RaptorOO7

      “Most Markets” will get 32GB you know that doesn’t include the US and if it does AT&T will likely pay for an exclusive or the bloatware will be so crazy on it you will be lucky to get 20GB of actual storage space.

    • Babs Oyed

      If this is true, this would be absolutely disappointing! I was really looking forward to upgrade from my Note to to a Note III with
      1. Much better battery – 4000mAh

      2. Real 1080P screen with excellent sunlight legibility

      3. 64gb internal storage version available

      4. Better camera

      5. TouchWiz optimization so it doesn’t lag.

      6. Slimmer and lighter

      • Grman Rodriguez

        1. Get real, that is impossible without making the phone a brick (don’t mention those chinese OEMs, they are not Samsung)
        2. But it is 1080p, not sure which 1080p is fake
        3. There is a 64gb version, but it will most likely have an SD card slot anyway, so why bother?
        4. You haven’t seen the camera
        5. You haven’t seen Touchwiz on 4.3
        6. You haven’t been given the dimensions

        What are you complainin about? God. I guess if you wanted a 5.9inch screen that could be a let down but all the rest is on par with what should be expected. Wanna wait another year for the Note 4? Fine. But don’t whine about it

        • theDoucheGrmanRodriguez

          Ok here we go

          1. if they stayed with the same thickness as the note 2 which most people who still own one will tell you is not too thick, than samsung can definitely put in a bigger battery. Instead samsung decided to make a thinner phablet which is already confirmed an therefore had to sacrifice some battery
          2. 1080p but is not rgb so does not have the same amount of sub-pixels. Yes at the s4 size screen people say that is neglible but who knows for the larger note 3.
          3. There are 64gb but most people can’t find it on retail. Me I like on board storage as they seem to perform better especially with the the nand bein developed.
          4. there are better camera out spec wise at least and rumor and history says we will see the same camera as the s4 albeit with ois
          5. there was lag on the s4 so we are saying there should be some optimization from it

          6. it will definitely be slimmer and lighter when has the note or galaxy line ever been different.

          wow can’t believe I actually responded to your dumbA$$

          • Grman Rodriguez

            Well pardon me, as None of what you listed is on this post and I assumed that’s what you were commenting about and not simply blabbering around

    • simpleas

      THE MOTHER OF ALL PHONES

    • 72goojman72

      Definitely getting this beast!!

    • Clarkkent113

      I own a Note 2, but I’m trying to move away from Touchwiz so I probably won’t be getting the Note 3. I’d prefer a 5″ Nexus 5, or maybe even the HTC One Max.

    • M3D1T8R

      Cool. So has Samsung fixed their moronic button layout and gotten rid of the obsolete circa 2010 physical home button yet? No? What about their generally sub-par signal reception? Doubtful, based on the S4 which manages to be slightly worse than the already poor S3.

      Too bad, all these nice specs gone to waste yet again. And so the wait continues..

    • Jaun Lombard

      Note 3: AMOLED, Stylus, 3GB RAM, removable battery, Android 4.3, multi tasking with Touchwiz and 1.8 Octa core!

      The phone is like no other phone on the market! G2 and Z Ultra uses same screen types, Snapdragon, 2GB RAM, Non-removable battery, Android 4.2.

      I will take the NOTE 3 because it is not the same as the rest!

    • blowntoaster

      the trolls can whine all they want.
      I like the rumored specs (screen size, battery size n all) and I think it’ll be one of 2013′s best. Take my money Samsung, I can’t wait.

      • HaHaHa

        that’s because your easily impressed —> :D <——-

        • mobilemann

          Or he wants a pretty fast large screen’d smart phone with a sd slot and removable battery.

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      Especially with the lack of clarity on exact specs, and real/proposed/pipe dreamed leaked photos of the finished product, I can’t help but reserve judgment on this device until it is closer to official. Were I to guess, the Note 3 will likely be a quite capable device, and not fail to impress…but, that’s just my .02, and I could be completely wrong.

    • superkiller

      jst read dis post.. first AR game to Google Glass is here..

      windroidblog.blogspot.in/2013/08/android-dev-brings-first-ar-game-to.html

      • SeraZR™

        Nope

    • ckh14

      I have this bad feeling that samsung is pulling an apple on us here…incrementally increasing the size and specs rather than innovating ahead of the competition…the leap from note 1 to note 2 was massive im terms of performance, hardware, and form factor…this .13inch increase is a joke…that tiny 3mm amount of extra screen will not even be noticeable…a total of around 240 whole added pixel lines wow…I agree with others that the note series is geared towards those who want a large screen tablet type phone…this just isnt it…I feel they are just prolonging the series thru incrimental size increases for a note 4 and note 5 versus actually revolutionizing the note and giving us the 6 inch note most note owners have been wanting and waiting for…samsungs own president announced 5.99 inches back in march so they obviously are working on one of that size yet are choosing not to release it…especially biting given they already have the framework in place for a 6 inch note in the mega 6.3…they could offer a 6.3 inch by simply adding the hardware and s pen slot but why do that…why give consumers what they are asking for now when they can sell note 3 then in 6 or 8 months bring out note 4 thats 6 inches like they promised us this would be amd double their money…shame as I love the note series and samsung products but this is a huge let dowm to those of us who have followed and waited for 6 or 7 months for note 3

      • abazigal

        I think that up to a certain point, it’s not feasible to expect any company to keep creating new features out of nowhere. They take time to conceptualise, playtest, implement and market.

    • Guest

      I hope VZW doesn’t Mucked this one up… I am still on my original Galaxy S and the wifey on her HTC Incredible… Been a VZW customer since before they were called Verizon Wireless and if they kill this one with release dates, bloats and disabling features like the S4, we are out!
      Beyond Tired of their BS…

    • Guest

      I hope VZW doesn’t Mucked this one up… I am still on my original Galaxy S and the wifey on her HTC Incredible… Been a VZW customer since before they were called Verizon Wireless and if they kill this one with release dates, bloats and disabling features like the S4, we are out!
      Beyond Tired of their BS…

    • Guest

      I hope VZW doesn’t Mucked this one up… I am still on my original Galaxy S and the wifey on her HTC Incredible… Been a VZW customer since before they were called Verizon Wireless and if they kill this one with release dates, bloats and disabling features like the S4, we are out!
      Beyond Tired of their BS…

      Now, about the Note… While I will agree that Battery life is very Important there is a balance you have to approach with caution. Size vs Battery Life. The screen will probably devour the life so now we have to have a spare battery on hand during the tailgates. No way I’m going to miss making my Fantasy swaps while at the game anymore…

      Having the bigger screen for video and a 13mp cam is pretty badazz but a 3GB ram, the S-pen and some good pix software… Yeah, So I’ll have an xtra batt & charger :)

    • http://www.theRoyal1.com/ dj Royal Tee

      I hope VZW doesn’t Muck this one up!!

      I am still on my original Galaxy S and the wifey on her HTC Incredible… Been a VZW customer since before they were called Verizon Wireless and if they kill this one with release dates, bloats and disabling features like the S4, we are out!
      Beyond Tired of their BS…

      Now, about the Note… While I will agree that Battery life is very Important there is a balance you have to approach with caution especially on the larger screens. Size vs Battery Life. The screen will probably devour the life so now we have to have a spare battery on hand during the tailgates. No way I’m going to miss making my Fantasy swaps while at the game anymore…

      Having the bigger screen for video and a 13mp cam is pretty badazz but a 3GB ram, the S-pen and some good pix software… Yeah, So I’ll have an xtra batt & charger :)

    • jamesinkorea

      So there will be no flexible display? LOL, you just knew Samsung was going to put the bare minimum in there to sell this piece of %%% phone.

      • Keg Man

        they said you wont see flexible displays till 2014

    • lol@ these morons

      Good lord! You morons are actually fighting over phones that haven’t came out yet?? Lol, “Damn I’m glad I actually have a life unlike these losers!!” Lol

    • Storage wars

      2.32gb of ram not 3gb and no sign of a 64gb model and at least 9gb of bloatware eating in to the 32gb on board storage… More bullshit from Samsung…. Sod the pixels and 4k ramp up the storage

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