The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release is likely set for shortly after September based on a plethora of rumors, and the latest comment from a company insider lines up with what we’ve been hearing.
Samsung is as predictable as Apple when it comes to the Galaxy Note launches, which is why a September Galaxy Note 3 launch, with a swift release are expected. Samsung typically overshadows the IFA trade show in Berlin with an Unpacked event, similar to the one used to launch the Galaxy S4 earlier this year. Once again, all signs are pointing to a larger screen for the Galaxy Note 3, and a launch at the IFA 2013 event in September.
This week fresh news from Korean news publication ETNews points to Galaxy Note 3 production kicking off in August, which would support a September reveal and a Galaxy Note 3 release date soon after. A Samsung Wireless insider told the publication;
“Since we will start placing orders for follow-up models, such as Galaxy Note III, from August, the impact to suppliers will be minimal.”
The comment comes in response to rumors that Samsung is reducing orders for Galaxy S4 parts tied to a decrease in sales.
Samsung’s most recent event saw the introduction of three new Samsung Galaxy S4 models, and as we predicted it did not include a Galaxy Note 3 announcement.
We are already seeing a wide number of alleged Galaxy Note 3 photos leaked, which all show a larger device. The most recent Galaxy Note 3 photo bears a resemblance to the Galaxy S4 design.
Alongside the avalanche of photos, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specs leaked out. While these are not official, they do paint a picture of what we can expect from a new Samsung Galaxy Note. While it is early to see full Galaxy Note 3, if these photos are legit, they are likely prototypes. As Note 3 production starts, the number of photo leaks will likely increase.
We are hearing from multiple sources that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will arrive with a 5.7-inch to 5.9 inch 1080P full HD display packed inside a body with Galaxy S4 inspired looks. The Galaxy Note 3 will likely feature a 13MP camera, which may even include a small optical zoom and or optical image stabilization according to one rumor.
If the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 enters production in August, Samsung could deliver a release soon after the September reveal. With the Samsung Galaxy S4, the company was able to speed up a U.S. release to shortly after the International release, a sign that the Galaxy Note 3 release could come fast, at least for AT&T customers.