Purported Samsung Galaxy Note 3 prototype leaks again, shows same huge proportions

June 11, 2013

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 prototype leaks are on a roll, as today it’s time to look at yet another purported shot of the monster device. Most likely not a retail version, the latest leak show a behemoth display encased in a rectangular-shaped bezel that reminds of the good old Galaxy S2.

    Just like the pictures surfaced two days ago, this Galaxy Note 3 prototype seems to have a 5.99-inch large screen, which looks awfully large next to other cellphones. As seen in the picture below, the device is almost twice as long as a legacy Nokia phone and way longer than another Samsung prototype (on the right).

    Considering the squared corners that are unlike Samsung’s recent design choices for flagship devices, this is most likely a fake shell used by Samsung to test Galaxy Note 3’s internal parts.

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    The smartphone is rumored to pack a 5.99-inch Full HD display and a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU. A healthy 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera and S Pen capabilities are also expected. On top of that, we should see Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as the main platform with TouchWiz on top.

    However, this alleged Galaxy Note 3 prototype can’t be confirmed at this time, so the traditional grain of salt is in order. Would you purchase a Note model that big if these rumors become reality?

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    • Jaime Lefebvre

      5.99″ seems to be getting a bit large. 5.5″ was just right on the Note 2. I can only guess that they are trying to differentiate from the Galaxy 4, as the line continues.

      • Timmy

        Was thinking the same thing. I like my Note 1 and held off on the Note 2 because I wanted to see what the Note 3 would bring to the table. If you want a big honkin device you can get the Mega. The Note line needs to stop at no more than 5.7″ and preferably stay at 5.5″ if possible.

        • Barry J

          Nah, I’d say the note needs to grow bigger in size to accommodate the larger battery and more demanding processors that will be coming our way from this year onwards. 6/6.3 should be the bare minimum size for the note 3, 5.7 is way too small.

          • Jason Bailey

            I think 6″ is going to be just about the sweet spot. Trimming the bezels would give you 5.7″ or so so a 6″ device would be very marginally bigger than the existing note 2

    • Jaime Lefebvre

      5.99″ seems to be getting a bit large. 5.5″ was just right on the Note 2. I can only guess that they are trying to differentiate from the Galaxy 4, as the line continues.

      • Timmy

        Was thinking the same thing. I like my Note 1 and held off on the Note 2 because I wanted to see what the Note 3 would bring to the table. If you want a big honkin device you can get the Mega. The Note line needs to stop at no more than 5.7″ and preferably stay at 5.5″ if possible.

        • Barry J

          Nah, I’d say the note needs to grow bigger in size to accommodate the larger battery and more demanding processors that will be coming our way from this year onwards. 6/6.3 should be the bare minimum size for the note 3, 5.7 is way too small.

          • Jason Bailey

            I think 6″ is going to be just about the sweet spot. Trimming the bezels would give you 5.7″ or so so a 6″ device would be very marginally bigger than the existing note 2

    • Bullydogger

      absolutely i will, bring it on….

    • Bullydogger

      absolutely i will, bring it on….

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Those corners are throwing me off I dont think this is a samsung product. Also notice the tool bar atop the screen is black not “S4 style” and identical to the sony Z on the right. Personaly not buying samsung after HTC and Sony rumors anyone else?

      • sourabh

        yes you are

      • hoggleboggle

        unless they offer stylus support they won’t even get onto my list for consideration.

        • ethibault

          it would be foolish on Samsung poart not to support the S-pen, they have invested a lot in building a niche model of their own, not to keep it alive would be stupid when the offer MEGA range for non-S-pen lovers and moreover all of their competitors are issueing big screen models without S-pen equivalents like Huawei, HTC etc.

          • MasterMuffin

            I think that you misunderstood what he meant. He (most likely) meant that he won’t even consider Sony or HTC phablets if they don’t offer stylus with them.

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          Seeing their all rumored to have pen input even brush and pencile input. I would say my argument is still tbe same with or withought the pen :-)

      • Ivan Budiutama

        Actually it will be very interesting to see what Note 3 will offer. Note 2, and Samsung specific S-Pen so far is still the best choice on Phablet that really differentiate the line between Phablet and Phone (aside the size). Surely, Sony rumored Togari with Neonode’s MultiSensing (assuming they will come with their own Stylus) might be something very interesting to wait. But nothing is confirmed just yet. Let’s not forget Samsung’s great adaptation on newest Android version that is a big plus. Also Togari’s (or ZU’s) new display tech: Triluminos, will be as great as their power consumption level which is still unknown to date (In comparison, TFT used by Z/ZL is by far a very power hungry display tech).

        my only bad feeling about Note 3 (based on S4) is the bloatware. Yes S4 is an awesome device, no doubt about it, but we are talking about Android, where any OEM’s unique features are available either by 3rd party app or custom ROM-ing. I personally prefer a total control of what the feature(s) I want and what I don’t want. Especially when the features consume much of your storage.

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          I totally agree

        • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

          Rooted my Note 2 and got rid of all the unwanted bloatware, kept only the stuff I wanted. I still run the stock Samsung ROM (I kinda like some of the TouchWiz features), it’s just cleaned out of all the cruft. I fully expect to be able to do this on a Note 3 shortly after it’s released.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Those corners are throwing me off I dont think this is a samsung product. Also notice the tool bar atop the screen is black not “S4 style” and identical to the sony Z on the right. Personaly not buying samsung after HTC and Sony rumors anyone else?

      • sourabh

        yes you are

      • hoggleboggle

        unless they offer stylus support they won’t even get onto my list for consideration.

        • ethibault

          it would be foolish on Samsung poart not to support the S-pen, they have invested a lot in building a niche model of their own, not to keep it alive would be stupid when the offer MEGA range for non-S-pen lovers and moreover all of their competitors are issueing big screen models without S-pen equivalents like Huawei, HTC etc.

          • MasterMuffin

            I think that you misunderstood what he meant. He (most likely) meant that he won’t even consider Sony or HTC phablets if they don’t offer stylus with them.

            • ethibault

              ok you ae right thanks

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          Seeing their all rumored to have pen input even brush and pencile input. I would say my argument is still tbe same with or withought the pen :-)

      • Ivan Budiutama

        Actually it will be very interesting to see what Note 3 will offer. Note 2, and Samsung specific S-Pen so far is still the best choice on Phablet that really differentiate the line between Phablet and Phone (aside the size). Surely, Sony rumored Togari with Neonode’s MultiSensing (assuming they will come with their own Stylus) might be something very interesting to wait. But nothing is confirmed just yet. Let’s not forget Samsung’s great adaptation on newest Android version that is a big plus. Also Togari’s (or ZU’s) new display tech: Triluminos, will be as great as their power consumption level which is still unknown to date (In comparison, TFT used by Z/ZL is by far a very power hungry display tech).

        my only bad feeling about Note 3 (based on S4) is the bloatware. Yes S4 is an awesome device, no doubt about it, but we are talking about Android, where any OEM’s unique features are available either by 3rd party app or custom ROM-ing. I personally prefer a total control of what the feature(s) I want and what I don’t want. Especially when the features consume much of your storage.

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          I totally agree

        • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

          Rooted my Note 2 and got rid of all the unwanted bloatware, kept only the stuff I wanted. I still run the stock Samsung ROM (I kinda like some of the TouchWiz features), it’s just cleaned out of all the cruft. I fully expect to be able to do this on a Note 3 shortly after it’s released.

      • starsofsound

        How does it feel to be an island, man?

    • paulmurza

      Yeah I guess they want to diferentiate from s4 but why didn’t they kept the proportions. s3 4.8, note 2 5.5=> s4 5 inch, note 3 5.7 inch

    • paulmurza

      Yeah I guess they want to diferentiate from s4 but why didn’t they kept the proportions. s3 4.8, note 2 5.5=> s4 5 inch, note 3 5.7 inch

    • paulmurza

      And Gilles you couldn’t understand anything, this phone doesn’t have note 3 case, samsung is just putting an neutral case on top to hide the note 3′s design.

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        I know that, my argument is based on all agregated rumors. I’ll buy it if its better then HTC and Sony but I’m a 100% sure note 3 will fall dead third not in sales but quality. Lets see if im right and I can “understand” LoL

        • Barry J

          I think you’ll be wrong Gilles, but who knows.

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Well Barry you got a bet lets see what happens :-)

    • paulmurza

      And Gilles you couldn’t understand anything, this phone doesn’t have note 3 case, samsung is just putting an neutral case on top to hide the note 3′s design.

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        I know that, my argument is based on all agregated rumors. I’ll buy it if its better then HTC and Sony but I’m a 100% sure note 3 will fall dead third not in sales but quality. Lets see if im right and I can “understand” LoL

        • Barry J

          I think you’ll be wrong Gilles, but who knows.

    • Rohan Thota

      they finally came back to the rectangular design ! :D
      but thats a really huge phone !

    • Rohan Thota

      they finally came back to the rectangular design ! :D
      but thats a really huge phone !

    • ethibault

      Well I just bought a Note II, even though the specs look impressive, I cannot change smartphone every 4 months.

      On top of that the odds are that the price will be up at least at the beginning.

      I fear a little bit of the full HD resolution, will it not make the caracters smaller ?
      I wear [not google though :-(( ] glasses so it could be an issue.

      besides I did not appreciate Samsung removed the radio chip in the Note II LTE, because I like to listen to the radio without eating my data plan.

      And apart from that the Note II seems a great phone I have not made the most of yet.

    • ethibault

      Well I just bought a Note II, even though the specs look impressive, I cannot change smartphone every 4 months.

      On top of that the odds are that the price will be up at least at the beginning.

      I fear a little bit of the full HD resolution, will it not make the caracters smaller ?
      I wear [not google though :-(( ] glasses so it could be an issue.

      besides I did not appreciate Samsung removed the radio chip in the Note II LTE, because I like to listen to the radio without eating my data plan.

      And apart from that the Note II seems a great phone I have not made the most of yet.

    • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

      5.99″ is a perfect compromise, especially if the overall device size doesn’t change too much. There’s just about enough room for a 6″ screen on the existing Note 2 case if the bezels are made smaller and the corners squared a bit, so I don’t see why the final Note 3 would have to be any larger than a Note 2 if that screen size rumor is accurate.

      I love my Note 2, mostly because of the S-Pen and the features of TouchWiz I decided to keep.

    • http://www.friendlyphotozone.com/ Friendly Photo Zone

      5.99″ is a perfect compromise, especially if the overall device size doesn’t change too much. There’s just about enough room for a 6″ screen on the existing Note 2 case if the bezels are made smaller and the corners squared a bit, so I don’t see why the final Note 3 would have to be any larger than a Note 2 if that screen size rumor is accurate.

      I love my Note 2, mostly because of the S-Pen and the features of TouchWiz I decided to keep.

    • SeraZR™

      wonder who uses the phone on the left? :D

    • SeraZR™

      wonder who uses the phone on the left? :D

    • João Pedro Santos

      ” That thing is huge! ”
      That’s what she said!

    • João Pedro Santos

      ” That thing is huge! ”
      That’s what she said!

    • karsdroid

      heck yes, sign me up

    • karsdroid

      heck yes, sign me up

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