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Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says

A couple of new Galaxy Note 3 reports have hit the web, with one showing alleged pictures of a prototype unit, and with another claiming that the first batch of units is already shipped for R&D purposes. Read on for more details!
June 9, 2013
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A prototype of the next Galaxy Note flagship handset has been spotted in the wild one publication says, while a different source claims that the device is shipping for R&D purposes.

From the looks of it, Sam Mobile and TechTastic handled the device shown in the images below, which is said to be a Galaxy Note 3 prototype. According to the first site, this isn’t the Galaxy Mega 6.3 “because of the corners, high resolution display and bezel.”

The device is apparently packing a Full HD screen, but S Pen functions have not been confirmed yet.

The second source says the handset has been “shipped in very low quantities for R&D purposes” – TechTastic’s report isn’t specifically talking about the device shown in the images in the following gallery though – and that it’s supposed to hit the BLUetooth SIG in the very near future. Apparently the handset has model number SM-N900, dropping a zero from the recently spotted SM-N9000 model number that was seen on a web page on Samsung’s website a few days ago.

The smartphone is rumored to pack a 5.99-inch Full HD display, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 13-megapixel camera, LTE, 802.11ac, S Pen and Android 4.2.2 with TouchWiz on top.

TechTastic also says that it can confirm the Galaxy Camera 2 (EK-GN120) and the Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced (SHV-E330S), two other products that are apparently in the works and rumored to arrive soon. Both devices have been seen in previous rumors.

Galaxy Note 3

While these reports seem legitimate, we’re still going to advise you to take everything with a grain of salt, as nothing is confirmed yet. We’ll be back with more details on the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Camera 2 and Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced as soon as we have them.

Let us know what device gets your blood boiling down below!