Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Details Murky as Launch Approaches

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With the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch all but confirmed for September, the company is reportedly “in trouble” thanks to production issues that are said to be centered around the device’s massive display.

Rumors have been swirling in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and its upcoming launch and while the company is still mum on the details, it’s clear that it is aiming for an arrival in September either at or around the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, Germany.

Read: Samsung Reveals Another Possible Galaxy Note 3 Feature.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be replacing the Galaxy Note 2 at some point this year.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be replacing the Galaxy Note 2 at some point this year.

As for the device itself, rumors have been swirling about its features, with whispers indicating that the device will arrive with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor of the Exynos 5 Octa or Snapdragon 800 variety, 13MP camera, and some type of design upgrade. Rumors have indicated that Samsung may be thinking about deploying several Galaxy Note 3 models including premium and cheap variants. And since its CES unveiling, there has been talk of a flexible display coming on board the Galaxy Note 3 as well.

Earlier this year, the company was reported to be having issues with its Samsung Youm, flexible display technology, and that it was unlikely to be arriving on the Galaxy Note 3. Today, a report from Asiae suggests that Samsung hasn’t made up its mind about using a flexible display on the Galaxy Note 3 and will be making a final decision by the end of August.

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The timing here does not seem to add up, given that we’ve heard production will be starting in August ahead of a September launch and release. It could be that Samsung delays the arrival of the Galaxy Note 3 but given all of the rumors and the past Galaxy Note launches at IFA, that also seems unlikely.

Instead, as the report suggests, Samsung could simply opt to use a different, non-flexible display to ensure that it gets the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launched in September.

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display rumors still have yet to settle on any specifics, there are some Galaxy Note 3 features that appear likely. Earlier this week, Samsung announced both a new Exynos 5 Octa processor and production of 3GB of RAM, both of which should find their way into the Galaxy Note 3 later this year.

Still, with rumors suggesting several Galaxy Note 3 variants, it’s at this point, impossible to nail down the Galaxy Note 3 exactly, surprising given that Samsung devices are often all but confirmed ahead of their actual launch dates.

11 Comments

  1. ckh14

    07/25/2013 at 1:07 pm

    I couldn’t care less about a flexible screen in fact I’d much rather have glass than plastic especially with the s pen .. my main issue is the apparent change from 5.99 down to 5.7 inches .. TK shin had confirmed the 5.99 inch Screen several months back… I just dart feel a .2 inch bump is enough of a change to give up my note 2 and mega 6.3 .. I mean its not like going from Note 1 to note 2 which was a huge leap in specs and s pen. the note 2 Is almost Perfect as is and will improve after 4.3 update . .. I just hope they do a mega size Version at least 5.99 inches or I’ll have to pass and save my 700 dollars until Note 4

  2. AnonymousL

    07/25/2013 at 2:34 pm

    Are you sure there has been a delay? Or is it just rumours?

  3. soldier1969

    07/25/2013 at 3:12 pm

    How hard can it be to just stretch out a Galaxy S4 to 5.7- 5.9 inches, thats basically all they are doing with the Note 3 and adding a fast cpu. Flexble display would be to die for though if they can pull it off. I’m still using my trusty Note 1 still going strong after replacing the battery 2 weeks ago that gave out.

  4. dwayne

    07/25/2013 at 4:34 pm

    I been holding onto the dream it will come with the flexible display and the octa processor lte variant. If they build the right amount of rigity into the flex display I dont think s-pen users will have any problems. In the name of the father son and holy ghost – amen!!!

  5. jpswain48

    07/25/2013 at 5:46 pm

    The Snapdragon 800 processor may be the better performing processor over the Exynos 5 octa-core, after all. The reasoning is that the Snapdragon 800 benchmarks out nearly twice as fast as the Exynos 5 which is typically using only 4 cores at a time anyway. Don’t sell me core numbers, sell me performance.

    • openfeint

      07/26/2013 at 4:33 am

      look bro . . . exynos 5 octa ‘s cortex a15 is clocked at 1.6ghz which isnt maxed out yet but it already gave a score of 28018 in antutu, and still the cortex a15 can be maxed out to 1.9 ghz as how ARM describes the certain cpu

      but snapdragon 800 is already clocked at 2.3 ghz maxed and just gave a 1900 difference from the 1.6ghz a15 . . . so what do you think will happen when the cortex a15 is maxed out?

      some samsung test with the exynos evolved octa already showed a 33000 score in an antutu test yet its still in development

  6. M Hussein

    07/25/2013 at 7:28 pm

    I think of they leave the size the same and update the guts and software they will have a winner!

  7. JDMClark

    07/25/2013 at 8:35 pm

    I really dont see why people want to go so much bigger with the Note Series. I think the Galaxy brand has reached its optimal size at 5in and the Notes shouldnt be much bigger. I have massive hands and i rarely seen someone with bigger hands than me. The Note 2 was a handfull and it was perfect. I have a GS4 now and every now and then i miss the N2′s screen size. I think ill go to the N3 when its released. I kinda liked the slightly oversized phone in my hand. I think samsung just needs to start incorporating new designs.

    • Champion Williams

      07/26/2013 at 6:47 am

      I agree 100% to JDMCLARK. I have huge hands as well and the Note series is fine at 5.7-5.9in. The only issue would be the changing of designs and removable battery.

  8. JDMClark

    07/25/2013 at 8:37 pm

    I do see a good future for the Flexible screens. I liked the demonstration where you could have a tablet and a phone in one. Solves the issue in phone size.

  9. Rounak Kayathwal

    07/26/2013 at 10:32 am

    What will be the price of this phone, i think it will be near 39000INR, what do you think?

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