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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 specs include 5.99-inch display, Exynos 5 Octa CPU and 3GB of RAM

A new Galaxy Note 3 rumor lists certain specs and features for the unannounced handset and provides a purported image of the device. But can it be trusted?
April 28, 2013
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Galaxy S4 (left) vs Galaxy Note 2 (right)

A new rumor reveals certain specs for the upcoming third-generation Galaxy Note model, although we’re yet to see the device confirmed by Samsung.

The report mentions the display, processor and RAM for the Galaxy Note 3, but also other specs details, as follows :

  • 5.99-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Exynos 5410 Octa processor with 2.0GHz quad-core A15 CPU and 1.7GHz quad-core A7 CPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • microSD support
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Chinese site MyDrivers also provides an image (see below) of two Samsung handsets. What appears to be the Galaxy Note 2 sits on the right side of a bigger model, supposedly the Galaxy Note 3. The image also appears to reveal the model number for this purported Galaxy Note 3 model, I9500, which is really puzzling.


The Galaxy Note has model number GT-N7000, while the Galaxy Note 2 has model number GT-N7100, so I9500 doesn’t make any sense considering especially considering that GT-I9500 happens to be the model number for the international version of the recently launched Galaxy S4.

We’ll also remind you that Samsung has already announced a couple of smartphones that are bigger than the Galaxy Note 2. These are the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3, part of a new Galaxy subfamily of devices.

In addition to the top image from our Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2 comparison, the following picture helps us visualize the size difference between the new Megas, the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4. When looking at all these images, it seems clear that the unspecified Samsung model in the image provided by MyDrivers isn’t one of the Megas, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the Galaxy Note 3 either.

Image Credit: PhoneArena


The Chinese site also seems to suggest that the new Galaxy Note 3 could be made official in mid-June, which is a lot earlier than expected. Previous rumors indicated that Samsung would unveil the handset at IFA 2013 in September, the same event where the previous Notes were announced.

That said, we’ll hold firmly to our grain of salt when going this new Galaxy Note 3 rumor, as there’s no way of confirming any of the details in this new Galaxy Note 3 rumor yet.

What would you like to see from the Galaxy Note 3?