Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rumors Point to Plastic Design

The heavily rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is in the news again today as a new rumor suggests that Samsung has opted not to go with a metal design but instead has chosen to use a Samsung Galaxy S4 style design with its new phablet, a sign that the Galaxy Note 3 is likely going to be coming with a plastic form factor.

Over the past few months, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been heavily rumored to be replacing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung’s current flagship and one of the best Android smartphones on the market. In recent weeks, Galaxy Note 3 rumors have been firming up and we have started to get more of a bead on the company’s rumored phablet.

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A Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could come with a plastic design.

One feature though that has remained a bit of a mystery is the device’s design. Samsung is notorious for keeping its designs in the shadows, often all the way up until launch. The Galaxy Note 3 design situation actually has been a little more complicated than usual as not only has it not leaked out, but Samsung was rumored to be tossing around a few different designs including one made of metal.

According to SamMobile, the metal design is now out and Samsung has opted for a plastic design similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4, a choice that is likely to incur the wrath of prospective owners but the choice that is the most logical given Samsung’s past.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 followed in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its design resembling a smaller version of Samsung’s previous flagship smartphone. With the improvements that Samsung made to the Galaxy S4 design including, it should come as no surprise that the company is likely going to offer a plastic Galaxy Note 3.

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The Galaxy Note 3 could follow the Galaxy S4’s lead.


Specifics are hard to come by at this point but it appears that the bezel of the display is going to be thinner than previous models. A small but certainly a welcomed change if it does in fact occur.

Other rumored specifications of the Galaxy Note 3 include a 5.9-6-inch display, Exynos 5 Octa processor, 13MP camera, and Samsung’s TouchWiz software that has come under fire for how much storage space it takes up off the bat. Look for Samsung to attempt to solve these issues before the arrival of the Galaxy Note 3.