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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to come with better build quality, as HTC One “worries” Samsung

A new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 will come with better build quality, as Samsung is "worried" about the build quality of its flagship devices, following the launch of the HTC One.
April 13, 2013
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A new report says that the next-gen Galaxy Note 3 model will not follow the “design guidelines of the Galaxy S4,” as Samsung may be exploring ways to improve the build quality of its mobile devices.

According to a Sam Mobile insider, Samsung is apparently “’worried’ about the design and build quality of [its] mobile devices,” now that the HTC One is out in the wild. Accordingly, the Galaxy Note 3 could move away from plastic, although the insider doesn’t mention exactly what changes Samsung has in mind.

Samsung is apparently only worried about what potential buyers think about the build quality of its flagship devices, Galaxy S4 included, especially when compared with the HTC One, which is made of aluminum. As for the software on top of Android – Samsung’s Nature UX interface – the company seems to believe that its software “is better than the one on HTC devices.”

However, we’ll remind you that not too long ago, Samsung made its case for plastic choices, basically saying that by using that material in favor of anything else, it’s able to produce the large number of mobile devices it needs to satisfy consumers. Therefore, it will definitely be interesting to see what material Samsung will choose for the Galaxy Note 3 especially since Sam Mobile says that an internal metal-based Galaxy S4 version was built, and it was “very popular internally.” Samsung ultimately went with plastic as it couldn’t mass-produce the metal model in time for launch.

Naturally, we’ll take everything with a pinch of salt as we’re still looking at an unconfirmed rumor, even if it does come from a publication that has been mostly right in the past about upcoming Samsung products.

The same source says the Galaxy Note 3 will feature a 6-inch FHD AMOLED display, Exynos 5 Octa processor, 13-megapixel camera, LTE and “the latest version of Android, which could be Android 5.0.”