Purported Galaxy Note 3 sketches, specs, and new AnTuTu benchmark revealed

July 17, 2013
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A couple of Galaxy Note 3 sketches reportedly coming from the handset’s user manual have hit the web revealing some of the device’s specs, while a new purported AnTuTu benchmark result for the handset has also surfaced.

Dutch publication Sim Only Radar has received the images below from a tipster who said they originate from the official Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) manual.

Galaxy Note 3

Purported Galaxy Note 3 sketch | Image Credit: Sim Only Radar

One of the images contains a list of specs for the handset, which mentions the following:

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor / Exynosy 5 Octa processor
  • 13-megapixel with auto-focus, 1080p video recording and Xenon Flash
  • AGPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB, USB OTG support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/a
  • Android Jelly Bean (unspecified version)

If the sketches are real, the Galaxy Note 3 could feature a dedicated camera button – some rumors claimed that the phone will come with advanced camera functions such as optical image stabilization. Otherwise, the device shown in these images seems to be similar to the Galaxy S4 when it comes to overall design.

Galaxy Note 3

Purported Galaxy Note 3 sketch | Image Credit: Sim Only Radar

Additionally, Android Spin has apparently found a new AnTuTu benchmark result for the SM-N900. According to the image below, an SM-N900 handset powered by a 1.9GHz processor (could be an Exynos 5 Octa chip) and running Android 4.2.2 scored 33082 in the benchmark test.

Galaxy Note 3

Purported AnTuTu benchmark for Galaxy Note 3 | Image Credit: Android Spin

A previous purported AnTuTu benchmark of the Galaxy Note 3 showed a score of almost 28000 for the device – at the time however, the device had a different model number (GT-N7200) and packed a 1.6GHz CPH and ran Android 4.3, according to that particular rumor.

Naturally, we’ll label today’s Galaxy Note 3 news as just unconfirmed rumors at this point, as such images and benchmarks can always be doctored, so make sure you take them with the appropriate amount of salt. We’ll be back with more details about the handset once we have them.

Thanks, Josh!

Comments

  • Drizzle

    So… Same design?

    • weed

      As unfortunate as that may be, at least you can use it where you are, when you need it. The buyers will have no choice but to get this, Sony is not serious about competing with Samsung in this segment and Htc the same. One omits the led flash and the other the card slot, who will buy from clowns like that, it’s hard to take them seriously when they do things like that for no good reason. If only Ascend Mate had 1080p and decent performance….

  • Greg Cardall

    I’m really hoping the 5.7 inch screen is legit – it seems like it will be. The Note 2 was pretty much at the max I’d want a phone to be in size, so if it were going to be the rumored 5.99, I was probably going to pass. But now, I’m putting all my pennies in my spending jar…

    • Jason Bailey

      Sony have leapfrogged Samsung with the Ultra. I understand why some many people the 5.5 or 5.7 inch device, but they could easily offer different sizes of the same device for different tastes. I hope the ultra does well and Samsung comer back to the table with a direct competitor. The mega 6.3 is their closest offering, and while its passable I want something that size with top notch specs and stylus support.

      • Jaun Lombard

        If they offer different sizes then EVERYBODY will say Samsung is Diluting the brand! Can’t please all the peeps!

        • Jason Bailey

          True but as long as they sell I don’t think samsung would care what everyone thought of them :-)

  • Guest

    Hahaha Samsung is getting like Apple day by day…same design, suing (LG unpac

    • Jaun Lombard

      again..correction…they only laid a complaint!

  • Benjamin Pavel

    Hahaha Samsung is getting like Apple day by day…same design with every new phone, suing (LG unpack), fanboyism etc. :D

    • Jaun Lombard

      Correction…they are not suing LG…only laid a complaint!

  • Lee

    League of Doppelgangers a.k.a. galaxies.I mean Comeon.Sammy is dragging the design way too far.

  • Wolverine

    What a crappy small screen, was hoping for a bigger screen in the realm of 6-6.4 inches, f*** the idiots that keep saying ”Oh screen is way too big….” Shut da fuq up!

    • deadpenguins

      Wouldn’t it be easier (and cheaper) to just stick a sock in your pants?

      • MasterMuffin

        Apply cold water to burned areas :D

      • Wolverine

        Adamantium, Bub. ‘Nuff said!

        • Jason Bailey

          I absolutely agree. I am now firmly looking at getting a Xperia Z Ultra, despite its limitations.

          I hope next year will see some 7″ small bezelled designs. Hell they could almost fit a 7″ screen in the ultra now if they trimmed the top and bottom bezels.

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Unless they pull the carrier exclusivity card like the experia Z.

  • Jaime

    The xenon flash is even more awesome… And its not mencioned on the article.

    • needa

      13-megapixel with auto-focus, 1080p video recording and Xenon Flash

      • le_lutin

        AUTO-FOCUS!!!!

  • jamesinkorea

    I’m done with this crappy POS plastic phone. Its got a ridiculously boring design and the specs are the same as the HTC One Maxx and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Unfortunately for Samsung, its competitors have beautiful designs. Samsung must think its customers are dumb and will blindly buy this because it the next Note. They are wrong. I hope the new Note fails miserably.

    • weed

      Z ULTRA is the one who will fail. Note 3 it’s a success by default because the Z Ultra sux so much. Samsung could make this out of Styrofoam and it would still outsell the Ultra. Because Samsung is not retarded enough to omit critical components, they have become number one by making complete products, no idea why it’s so hard for Sony to do the same, they must be stupid, simple as that.

      • brendan soliwoda

        Get the Phuck outta here. The Xperia has a bigger 1080p screen (like the Note III will have) with a triluminos display with X-reality, has the latest snapdragon processor and the latest version of android, has a nice design made out of better materials the galaxies, and has input from multiple writing utensils other than a stylus. Yea, it may not have a better camera or bigger battery, but so what. Try using facts to argue your point other than speaking out of your ass.

        • Wolverine

          Leave the Note 3 to all the anti-big sheep which it seems to have attracted, the Z Ultra is for folk like us that really do want to carry one device big enough to be a powerful smartphone with the convenience of a tablet. If the Z Ultra had the Lumia 1020′s camera, that would have been the deal breaker but I’m not complaining.

        • Jaun Lombard

          Yes you can use multiple utensils as a stylus…but you need to keep your palm in the air while you right! The Note 2 (which is older than the z Ultra) actually allows you to rest your hand on the phone while writing without detecting your palm! Thus its like righting on paper (ease of use…)

          “Yea, it may not have a better camera or bigger battery, but so what.” Well the Note 3 might not have a bigger screen, but so what (see how I used your own argument against you ;) )

          The Note 3 will have the latest Android version and will have a great processor, plus it will have a bigger battery!

          PLUS the Sony’s screen was said to have bad viewing angles…something AMOLED don’t suffer from!

          I still think the Z Ultra is an awesome phone, but the Note 3 will also be awesome!

          • brendan soliwoda

            Uh, the viewing angles are supposed to be great on the Z Ultra because of the triluminos display, and as a Note II owner, the display angles aren’t all that great. And i was never saying that the Note III wasn’t going to be awesome, I was just correcting a person who didn’t use logic to prove that the Note III beats the Z Ultra. The purported specs sound great, and I’m sure it’ll be a great phone, it’s just not the phone for me.

          • Jaun Lombard

            I understand that! Just hatin the people who makes, the not even released yet, Note 3 out to be a shit phone…while it might be actually the best phone in its class…just with a smaller screen and plastic…

          • brendan soliwoda

            Yea, know I know it won’t be a shit phone. Like, regardless of how I feel about it, it will still be a great phone, it just probably won’t be the phone for me. But yea, I hate people who just bash on phones with like no fact to back them up. That’s why I responded to this guy weed, because he tore down the z ultra without any facts to back it up. It’s just annoying, to say the least.

      • http://annunakimaster.blogspot.com/ AnnunakiEnvoy

        I don’t have a clear idea about the ‘Sony writing utensils’. It is high time for Sony to make some efforts to enlighten the consumers about it. Otherwise I will know only the Samsung s-pen.

    • Roberto Tomás

      I like both

    • Jaun Lombard

      What specs would have included in the Note 3? (the tech in the Note 3 will be the best tech on the market) A bigger screen…well 5.7″ is still big! Touchwiz is buggy…but you get all the extra Note features which makes the note capabilities so much better than any other phone!

      “We now have much better choices. I hope the new Note fails miserably.” You are not showing intellect when you right something like this…you should have rather said something like this:

      We have much more choices because the competition caught up to Samsung, thus Samsung might not sell that many Notes in future.

      See how I kept the argument unbiased!

  • Roberto Tomás

    no 802.11ac with the snapdragon 800 version??

  • brendan soliwoda

    Well, i wanted 5.99″ screen and since we’re only going to get the 5.7″, I’m officially jumping ship. Sammy, I did love your smartphones, the best ones I ever had, but I’m tired of the split region processors and the lack of innovation. Hello Xperia Z Ultra or One Max, you’re my new phablet.

    • Wolverine

      Totally agree, Xperia Z Ultra and One Max it is. Samsung thought they had it easy this year, riding the coat tails of 2012 and milking the S3/Note 2 all over again, it doesn’t work like that. I’m glad Sony/HTC/LG and now Huawei are pushing the limits for us size freaks and pummel Samsung left, right and centre. This will teach them about getting lazy and not studying their competitors better other than Apple.

      • Victor V.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSp8yHUDhZc

        check this thing out. I thought the xperia z ultra was tad to big for my taste, but this device would definitely make it more practical for me. The only problem i have is that I use my smartphones a lot for running, and general athletic activities. Not sure how i would carry that thing around with me while i run or hike.

        • jamesinkorea

          Now THIS is innovation by Sony. Samsung used to innovate..now they’re just complacent as they count their money all day..

          • Victor V.

            I really do want the xperia ultra z to be honest. The lack of a flash on the device makes me wary of it though. I will wait until it has been released and reviews thoroughly to make my final decision. The lack of a flash makes me wonder what other “crucial” components have been removed in order to lower the price down. I know some will think that this is not that important, but to me it is.the xperia z ultra is a the first device to make me truly consider purchasing a phablet . the ultra z is also water proof up to one meter i believe. that is definitely a nifty trick

      • brendan soliwoda

        Yea, Samsung is expecting to generate the same kind of success with the S4/Note III by sticking to the same old thing they did with the S3/Note II and as a once loyal Samsung customer, I want innovation. I’m tired of plastic, I want the same processor in the US version that the Korean version has. I want a revamped touchwiz and premium-ish build quality. As for HTC, my first 3 android phones were all by HTC and I left them because they did what Samsung is doing now and stopped wowing me. That’s why I went to Samsung, but I’ll be more than happy to return to HTC after seeing what they did with the One. And Sony has completely impressed my with their smartphone line this year so it’s gonna be touch choice between these too, although I might just get the LG Optimus G2 because it looks awesome, and in that case, i wouldn’t mind down-grading in regard to screen size.

    • Dusan

      Why are you people freaking out at rumors?

      • brendan soliwoda

        Because Rumors usually turn out to be true that’s why, and if these rumors are true, then I want nothing to do with the Note III

        • le_lutin

          90% of rumours turn out NOT to be true.

          Or so i’ve heard.

        • http://annunakimaster.blogspot.com/ AnnunakiEnvoy

          I am an expert on rumors. Rumors is made to make fun about others, to test how easy is one be fooled, to keep interest on a particular issue.

    • Grman Rodriguez

      So…big screens means more innovation?

      • brendan soliwoda

        See my response to Jaun.

    • Jaun Lombard

      So you think innovation is a bigger screen? Nice!

      • brendan soliwoda

        I didn’t say that. You’re making a correlation between two different things I said. Personally, I would prefer a bigger screen, but that does not equate innovation. Innovation for would be something like the mutli-window feature introduced in the Note II or S-Beam. I don’t see Samsung doing that anymore. They’re not taking any risks, and it doesn’t look like they’re going to do it with the Note III

        • Jaun Lombard

          I understand your argument…i just dont understand why people are hating Samsung now that much…Maybe they will surprise us…put for one I still think the Note 3 will offer more spec and software than any other phone…while being plastic!

          • brendan soliwoda

            For me, anyway, I’m just tired of the same old same old. Like, I love the fact that every year HTC delivers a completely redesigned UI and i was Samsung did the same thing. I also wish that Samsung would try to use something other than plastic because it just doesn’t feel premium to me, it feels cheap. Plus, i’m not happy that there are so many different versions of one phone. I want my phone to be water-proof, have a great camera, run the same processor here in the U.S. that it does in Korea. If the Note III surprises me, I’ll be the first to admit it and will give them another chance, but these specs just look like the same old Sammy. I hope I’m wrong, but i don’t think I am.

          • http://annunakimaster.blogspot.com/ AnnunakiEnvoy

            same old, same old…………I bet you are wrong. It will be worth the money I have already set aside for my note3.

          • brendan soliwoda

            Whatever, get the Note III, but I bet I’m not wrong because guess what? Those rumors about the Note II last year, turned out to be true, except for maybe one or two. So, don’t know what to tell you.

  • zhenxinnian

    tinyurl.com/d2tf87t tru

  • tournaflyer

    Where is the s-pen slot?

    I GOT IT! The s-pen will be combined with a bluetooth device to hold for phone calls.

  • Jaun Lombard

    AHHHH WTF people…Now everyone is crying that the Note 3 is to small and want a bigger Note!!! Go buy a Note 8.0 then! The competition will kill itself! The Sony z Ultra is too big! How big will the next Z Ultra be? 7″…then it will become a 7″ tablet!

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      I agree. The competition will go too big and will fizzle out.

  • Blowntoaster

    what a bunch of whiners. the Note should stay below 6 inches. if you want a big Note, buy the Note 8.0. Not Everyone wants to stick a flatscreen tv to their face when making calls. The Note is in Essence still a phone sized…well phone…

    The Ultra is way too big to be used as a phone, hence the bluetooth headset.
    you want a Samsung that big…then Samsung can use the Mega Range to please people in that market. just up the hardware on the top range model and whalla!

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Think 5.7 inches are gonna be fine. Hope it has thin bezels and bigger battery than the competition. Let’s face it. Many people want it for good battery life as well.

  • Bob the Chicken

    If the manual is real, why is “android” spelled as “andriod”?

  • yoni

    this if a fucking big gs4, no front speaker wtffffffffff i looks like my fucking note 2 my goddddddd i was specting something wowwwwwww omg i cant believe this, hope this leak is fucking fake, cuz ill be buying another phablet, fakkkkkkkkkkk im faking madddddddddd fak the xenon flashhhh i want a unique phone like the note 2 was….fakkkkkkkk