Other specs said to include octa-core Exynos CPU, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel OIS camera
Samsung's has dropped a few hints that the Galaxy Note 3 will be announced on Sep. 4 in Berlin, Germany, ahead of the IFA trade show, but so far details of the device's internal specs have been difficult to pin down. Today, however, Samsung fansite SamMobile has published a partial spec sheet for the international 3G and 4G versions of the device, which are said to carry the product number SM-N900 and SM-N9005 respectively.
First, the big news -- the Galaxy Note 3 will apparently feature a 5.68-inch Full HD (1080p) SuperAMOLED display. If Samsung is able to reduce the bezel around the screen as it did on the Galaxy S4, it's likely the Note 3 will fit within the footprint of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2.
As is the case with the Galaxy S4, the international 3G version features Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa CPU. This time though it's a newer chip, the Exynos 5420, which uses ARM's beastly Mali T628 MP6 GPU. It's unclear which CPU the 4G version will use, but if Samsung once again opts for Qualcomm chip, the new Snapdragon 800 would be a good bet. Other notables include 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel OIS camera. Here's how things break down --
- Display: 5.68-inch Full HD SuperAMOLED
- Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5420 CPU at 1.8GHz with Mali-T628 MP6 GPU (3G version only, chipset for 4G version unknown)
- RAM: 3GB (4G version)
- Camera: 13-megapixel with Optical Image Stabilization
- Storage: 16/32/64GB + microSD
- OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Battery: 3,200mAh
Unsurprisingly, it's a list of bleeding-edge smartphone hardware. But given the history of the Note series -- and Samsung in general -- it'll likely be features, not specs, that set the Galaxy Note 3 apart from other phones.
However things unfold next month, we'll be live from Berlin to bring you full coverage of Samsung's next Note.