Galaxy Note 3 display leak shows reduced bezel, 5.68-inch size

Also looks like a Galaxy Note

As we approach Galaxy Note 3 launch day, a new leak has given us our closest look yet at the phone — or at least part of it.

ETradeSupply managed to track down what it says is the display assembly from the upcoming handset, which they say has a 5.68-inch diagonal measurement — in line with earlier rumors. Besides the obvious similarities to both the Galaxy S4 and Note 2, the site spotted slimmed-down horizontal bezels — just 2.2mm, it says — suggesting that the Note 3 might not be much bigger than its predecessor.

The leak also appears to confirms the traditional Samsung three-button layout, along with the use of a brushed metal-like texture on the front of the darker model.

Stick with us in the run up to Samsung Unpacked 2013 Ep. 2, which kicks off next Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Source: ETradeSupply

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  • Anyone want to be a slightly used GN2?
  • If you are a current Galaxy Note 2 owner moving to the NEXT Iteration makes the BEST sense The Galaxy Note 2 is the GOLD standard of technology today the device all manufacturers are trying to currently copy at all levels. Samsung changed the game with the Galaxy Note products hands down nothing else in the industry compares. The Galaxy Note 3; 5.7 inch 1080p Super Amoled full Hd screen 384 pixels per inch, Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 ghz with industry first 3gb of ram, 3450mAh battery, 32gb/64gb internal storage, with capabilities of 64gb sdcard, 13.1 megapixel camera, Android 4.3 straight out of the box, new Spen features usable on front buttons, Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung period. They made this category prominent today Everyone else are pretenders in the category created by Samsung. Posted via Android Central App on my Galaxy Note 2.
  • Hahahaha awww mannn... I started reading your comment before I looked at the username, and I thought to myself, "WOW! this guy sure gushes like that richardyarrell cheerleader I remember from years ago", and it IS you. Too funny. You're the undisputed GOLD king of hyperbolic fanbois. period. What ever happened to your original htc evo anyway? Did you give it a proper funeral?
  • I hope your speculation about the internal storage rings true. If they're still going to release the international version with just a measly 16GB, then either I won't upgrade, or I'll switch to LG Optimus G Pro which has an international 32GB version. As much as possible, I'd still want to stick to the Note series, though
  • Lg will be right behind them with lg g2 pro. Watch Posted via Android Central App
  • And it will still have a fraction of the functionality of the Note line. Posted via Android Central App
  • Ugh this phone. Actually it's just Samsung... When will they make some changes. HTC ONE ~ Android Central App
  • They seem to be selling plenty of units with their current set up tbf. Via a cool AC App on a great Nexus 4
  • Why would they, unlike HTC their phones sell like crazy. No reason to fix what isn't broken.* *Not that it matters but I currently own an HTC, but I'm not blind to Samsung's current success.
  • Next year. This year is a tweener year, next year all those SGS3s come off contract and they will need to grab the public's attention again. I am sure it will not be as great a design as the One is, but it will certainly be something different
  • Samsung is and has been doing just fine. Sales and market share standing proves the total dominance of Samsung. Samsung 42% market share of the entire android platform.
    Lg 6%
    Huawei 5% Everyone else NOT MENTIONED are below 5 market share on the android platform including the Nexus line products. Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung period. Posted via Android Central App on my Galaxy Note 2.
  • How much are they paying you... Seems like you got a lot riding on Samsung lol. Are you going to switch over to Tizen soon? Posted via Android Central App
  • This is mostly in part due to the low end carriers like metro pcs who sell so many low low end lg and huawei phones
  • Obviously it's not "nothing beats Samsung period" it's nobody beats Samsung's marketing. There isn't a better phone on the market today than the HTC One.
  • Non removable battery with no SD card support is the best now. All hail Apple and HTC for dumbing smart phones down.
  • The ONE is the best phone on the market....for you. For me, I like the S4's screen, removable battery, and sd card slot. Also, I can't stand Sense. I rocked the OG Evo, then the Evo 3D (which was the worst phone I ever had), so I know HTC and Sense pretty well. I have been with Samsung since the S2 and haven't looked back. Sorry HTC ONE, you're a distant second. Check the score board if you need proof.
  • This is what I've been waiting for. Well, not this leak per say, but this phone. Everytime I see that commercial for "upgrade my phone already", the one where the guy is afraid to answer his phone cause his screen is broken. Bandages all on his fingers. I think of myself. Posted via Android Central App
  • This or the Nexus 5.
  • This.
  • Note 3 Google Play Edition...and I'm in.
  • I don't think that will ever happen, because one of the main features of the note 3 or the note line in general is the S Pen, and in order for the S pen to have full functionality you need all the software that Samsung puts in it.
  • That makes sense...Oh well..
  • No it's Touch Wiz lol (OK being silly here)
    I would like to see what the specs are on the final product. The Mrs is waiting for this I think her phone will be traded in if all the specs and features surpases ther S4
  • Perhaps the Google edition of the Note 3 could have a slightly modified version of Android that has support for the S Pen, similar to how the GE HTC One has the Beats Audio functionality. Posted via Android Central App
  • I have the note II and was happy to ditch all the Samsung software for Cyanogen. The pen works fine but I didn't need the majority of the touchwiz bullshit.
  • This. TouchWiz is an insult to anyone who has owned a smartphone since 2001 Posted via Android Central App
  • Geez, I sure wish there was something you could put over it so you wouldn't have to see it. Posted via Android Central App
  • That would be too extreme. Specially considering the batterylife of N4 I currently own. Compared to my previous GN2, this is near to half the batterylife I live with now.
  • I am excited. Thus, my wife will be angry because I want this thing. Especially if it stays that black!
  • I never owned a galaxy note, but I rarely hear bad things about it like the s4...but a comment was left saying Samsung will never change... What needs to be drastically overhauled on the note series... They even said brush metal material which might mean better look overall instead of shiny plastic.. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1!!! LOL. Same in my house my man!
  • I already brought the subject to my wife (wife rolls eyes). I'll win out eventually. I just need to wear the wall down.
  • Am I interpreting these comments correctly? You guys need your wife's permission to buy a new phone? Seriously?
  • For me and my wife, a brand new smartphone is a big purchase. I would be mad if my wife brought home a $200 pair of shoes without talking to me about it.
  • Sublimaze, one of the most important things in marriage is communication. I'm sure you'll learn about it after you get out of high school.
  • The Note 2 was not enough for me to move up to from my Note 1. Can't wait for this to come out. Posted via the Amazing Android Central App (Patent Pending)
  • As a note 2 user I would be concerned about even smaller bezels. I already have occasional problems with accidental touches on the sides while using. Posted via Android Central App
  • Seems the horizontal bezels are significantly smaller, not the vertical.
  • I can't tell that for sure from the picture, but the vertical sure doesn't need to be any smaller. Bigger, in fact, would be quite welcome. I'm always triggering something on the bottom of the screen whenever I try to hit the buttons below the screen. Either a bigger bottom bezel, or free thumb shrinkage.
  • The only thing i have a problem with is that the media and marketing will probably call 5.68 inches 5.7. I KNOW it's not a big deal but i dont understand why they dont just call it what it is.
  • Tell that to your 1tb hard drive Posted via Android Central App
  • For the same reason you would ; ) jk man
  • I'll stick with Samsung over HTCrap. It's amazing how my dad is on his 3rd HTC One already and now the wireless charging stopped working on this one. My girlfriend is on her 4th HTC DNA! Nothing but problems with their devices. While the body of the phone seems to be of higher quality, I'm positive the internals besides the SoC and processor are a much cheaper quality. I've had Samsung phones since the Droid Charge and never have had a problem. The Note 3 will happily replace my Note 2.
  • I'm pretty sure the HTC One doesn't have wireless charging. Posted via Android Central App
  • Um you sir are an idiot the Htc one doesn't even have wireless charging sooooo who are you trying to fool? Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol opps. Meant the wireless charging on the DNA. Shit's junk!
  • Are you sure you aren't receiving some money from Samsung? If you are going to bash another product, at least get your stories straight.
  • I wish I was coming out my contract in time for this phone. I'm a S3 owner, so the S5 is the one for me next year
  • I am on my origial HTC Thunderbolt waiting for the phone that has all I want to come out. It still works fine. A little slow but I have never had to replace it. But I won't get a phone that doesn't have at LEAST 32 GB internal memory AND an SD card slot. I'd love a removeable battery but I'd concede to not having one since there are those external battery chargers I can carry just like another battery. This might just be the ticket. The only thing that concerns me is the size. I will have to handle it in person first.
  • So go with the honami Posted via Android Central App
  • Verizon doesn't have honami phones.
  • I upgraded from the Bolt to a Note 2 last Christmas. It was a great move. The phone's speed blows the Bolt away, and I was surprised at how easy the Note 2 is for me to carry. Don't get me wrong; it's a beast, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I feared. Plus, the difference in battery life is like night and day.
  • Its like note2 Posted via Android Central App
  • Gosh dernit Samsung...stop with the stupid buttons
  • Some of us like a physical home button :) Posted via Android Central App
  • THIS^
  • Lots of room for Verizon logos,I hope to see at least four.
  • I can't wait to play with one of these things Posted via Android Central App on my S4
  • Buy this for say... $800 sell my note 2 for .... $400. $400 ain't bad since the subsidized price will be $300 anyway
  • The note 2 won't sell for $400 man... More like 250-365 on ebay... $400 is steep Posted via Android Central App
  • I still don't know.. I love my Note2 .. I'm a Samsung fan.. But after the GS3 and the Note2... I can't do touchwiz anymore unless it's completely revamped. When i use my mom's Gs4.. I feel like its more of the same thing... As i left htc due to sense (at the time) just being long in the tooth.. I'm feeling the same about Samsung... I just don't want to leave cause they are the only ones giving me the hardware I need.. Good battery life and removable memory and a great screen.. Cant find this on any other OEM.. Posted via Android Central App
  • Has anyone heard any tidbits on pricing?
  • I'm looking forward to this being released. The Note 2 is still my favorite, but if this has enough updates to it, I'll jump. Posted via Android Central App
  • Thought I'd wait for this phone but sheet playing with the HTC one I gave up. No regrets. Posted via Android Central App