The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is heavily rumored to be coming to shelves later this year to replace the current Galaxy Note model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However, the Galaxy Note 3 won’t be alone this fall. In fact, the device will likely see a number of competitors emerge from the shadows in the months ahead.
For months, rumors have waged on about a new Galaxy Note, a device that is said to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a device that is likely to come with a number of improvements over the Galaxy Note 2. Rumors have suggested that the device will come with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, both different from the Galaxy Note 2 and original Galaxy Note. They’ve also pointed to a quad-core processor, either of the Exynos 5 Octa or Snapdragon 800 variety, a 13MP camera, slim design that could be around 8mm, and 3GB of RAM for multitasking.
All signs are pointing to a launch in early September with September 4th and September 6th both being mentioned as possibilities. Leaks have also suggested that Samsung may be targeting September for the Galaxy Note 3′s release.
If that does occur, and there is no reason to believe that it won’t, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will arrive right at the beginning of fall which means that it will more than likely be facing some stiff opposition from a number of competitors.
In fact, this year, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy series will be challenged more than ever as companies look to cash in on the success of the Galaxy Note series. For years now, Samsung has ruled the phablet roost. And while it should remain king in 2013, the Galaxy Note 3 won’t have it easy as it will be challenged by devices both big and small.
While there will likely be a flood of new devices, here, we take a look at the devices that we believe are the most compelling Galaxy Note 3 competitors visible on the horizon, devices that prospective Galaxy Note 3 buyers will want to be aware of before settling for Samsung’s device.