Note 3 to be mass-produced starting August (obviously). To come with 5.7-inch display?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 24, 2013

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Summer is here, and with it the wave of leaks, rumors, and speculation concerning the hottest Android device of the season, the Galaxy Note.

The latest piece of fodder for the rumor mill concerns the supposed start of the manufacturing process for the successor to the Galaxy Note 2. According to an insider quoted by the Korean site ETNews, Samsung’s upstream suppliers should begin receiving orders for components for the Note 3 starting in August. The info comes from a report discussing the drop in component orders from Samsung, caused by the lower than expected demand for the Galaxy S4, which left Sammy’s suppliers with unused inventory.

Unfortunately, this latest report doesn’t really tell us anything new. Like the Galaxy Note 2 last year, the Note 3 is likely to launch ahead of IFA 2013, which takes place in Berlin in early September. The device should then be made available in the following weeks. So it’s only obvious that Samsung would begin ordering components for the Note 3 in August, given the time required for suppliers to deliver them and for Samsung to assemble and ship the final product.

“Just” 5.7-inch?

Another morsel of info concerning the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 3 comes from noted leaker of all things mobile @evleaks:

The Note 2 features a 5.5-inch display. How likely is that Samsung would increase the screen size of the Note 3 with just 0.2-inch? Previous rumors stated that the Note 3 would boast a 5.99-inch panel. However, we should keep in mind that Samsung already launched the Mega 5.8 and 6.3 devices. It’s possible that the Korean smartphone maker decided to keep the Note within a smaller size range, and leave the 6+ inch displays for the Mega line.

Moreover, a modest 0.2-inch increase would allow Samsung to keep the size of the Note 3 similar to the Note 2’s, or even make it more compact, like it did with the Galaxy S4, which is smaller than its predecessor.

The person behind the @evleaks Twitter account has consistently revealed genuine information on upcoming devices, though their track record is not, by any means, spotless. In other words, don’t take it for granted.

What do you want to see in the Note 3? Do you prefer a larger display or is 5.7-inch enough?

  • Well if the device would be of 5.7-inch then it will give a decent look & a standard phablet, It was the Samsung who invented this market so they know the customer & user more than any other company in the market.

  • Zt Zati

    Come on..
    I prefer bigger is better..
    Note is bigger family, ofcourse i want something bigger..
    i think 6.0 is perfect for note 3..

  • Bakirsaad200

    5.7 would be perfect.i hope they finde a New design Tod fita 6 inch display in the note 2’s body. Bigger screen is always better but i dont know if i would be able Tod carry a big phone like the mega 6.3

    • Farbod

      lol even if the note 2 didnt have bezels (top and bottom too) it wouldnt get to 6 inches :p
      (if you want no wider than 16:9)

    • Heathenkill Reyna

      Sorry typing and driving dnt wrk lol

  • benassigram

    yeah i have the note 2 it is 5.5 and i think 5.7 WOULD be almost perfect .. but mostly if that overall size didn’t really change to much, small bezels an such.
    since the iPhone came out i have always thought to myself the next big step in phones an such would be an all over display screen with none or hardly any bezel. who cares how you would make it practical i’m sure it could be done in a way.
    It would be some real tony start type shit!

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      Totally agree, the 5.7 is a surprise but would be really nice with a very thin bezel and a cool beautiful design.

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    Well, 1080p (4k would rock too) resolution on a 5.7″ screen would be great. If you want a bigger screen size,get a Mega, or a Note 8.

    Currently we have a choice of 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.7, 4, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 5.0, 5.3, 5.5, 5.8, 6.3, 7.0, 7.7, 8.0, 8.9, and 10.1 inch screen size from Samsung. Of course, not all are smart phones, and the tablets need to be used as VOIP or Video calls. It would seem that there should be one to fit anyone’s particular wants.

    • Anonymousfella

      4k sounds awesome on a device but wont be practical…there would be serious battery life issues!

      • EvenInTheDarkestHour

        That’s why they put in the fusion core with the water cooling system!

        Seriously, we’ve read about battery drain from larger screens, higher resolutions, louder speakers, higher resolution, and it always works out in the end. Well, for the most part. But, 1080 will look stunning.

      • john

        And try to fit 4K movies on that small SD card!
        Wanna stream 4k videos 4G? Get ready to mortgage your house on phone payment. lol

  • Heathenkill Reyna

    5.7 is ok but cmon from the original note of 5.0 and note 2 being 5.5 I would be expecting nothing less than 5.9 for note 3

    • Rockwell mellow

      They have to stop somewhere…

    • Farbod

      the first note was 5.3″


    If they make it 5.7″ that’ll suck! I’d like to see a minimum of 5.99

    • Why will it suck?

      • Mark SCHOTTEN

        I didn’t say “it will suck.” The note 3 will be awesome no matter what. I said “that’ll suck.” Because. 0.2 inches larger isn’t much larger.

  • Josh

    Damn! Too small. When will the 50.0-inch note come out?

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  • noc007

    I would like to see it released ASAP with the same or better S4 hardware. I’m pretty sure the latter is a given. I’m limping along with a crappy phone and the wife’s Note2 has me drooling

    • mobilemann

      i would like to see this with an AOSP version!

      here’s hoping that trend continues. This will be my next.

  • Whatever is the size I have not much influence to change it. Just make sure FM is not sacrificed as s4 did , and also I want 32 or 64 gb. I expect everything that is on s4 to be in my NOTE3.

    • Robert Hickey

      You know the note 3 will have all s4 features plus a few extra goodies.

  • MITM

    Id like it at 5.5 again… but I have my eye on the HTC One Max which is rumored as 5.9 in

  • Melody J

    Noo I want it to be bigger . I might just wait for Samsung to release another mega that has flagship specs instead of waiting for the Note 3 :-(

  • john

    I think bigger screen size would be fairly useable given enough decrease in bezel.

  • nishantsirohi123

    5.7 is not bad
    because the mega range already is there

    besides they should manage the same shell size

    and perhaps bigger battery

    but octa core is kind of useless

    • fadilkarim

      Yeah the mega range is out there but the megas aren’t an alternative to the note series because the mega is a mid range device.

      Definitely a bigger battery

      And octacore offers a bit of battery saving but performance wise, it isnt thatdifferent from its snapdragon counterpart.

      • nishantsirohi123

        if you compare the battery back up of the octa-core variant and the quad core variant of the S4 on GSM arena
        the octa-core consumes more battery

  • Steve

    How about a battery that lasts at least a full day with heavy usage? No, that’s just Crazy talk. People would rather have a paper thin Phone with a battery life of fourteen seconds.