Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Features: 5 Potential Game Changers
Processor leaks point to a collection of great Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features that could help Samsung deliver a game-changing experience with a thin, long-lasting Galaxy Note 3 in September.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will likely be one of a handful of smartphones to use the new Snapdragon 800 processor, an incredibly powerful processor that brings some nice features to the table.
Even if you don’t pay a lot of attention to what processor is inside your smartphone, this news gives us a look at possible Galaxy Note 3 features that could deliver amazing battery life, improved gaming and other features owners may use every day.
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sold on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will use the same Snapdragon 800 processor as the newly announced LG G2. This comes from benchmarks and rumors that point to this speedy processor, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4′s Snapdragon 600 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event is set for September 4th in Berlin at the start of IFA 2013, which is where we expect Samsung will confirm some of these features and show off the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 design.
Look for a Galaxy Note 3 with a 5.7-inch 1080P HD display and possible a new S-Pen designed to deliver an enhanced user experience on the large screen.
Assuming the Samsung Galaxy note 3 uses the Snapdragon 800 processor we could see a collection of features that marry high-performance and good battery life to deliver game-changing performance.
75% Faster Charging
The Snapdragon 800 processor would bring faster charging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, deliver a full charge dramatically faster than phones not using the new processor.
This QuickCharge 2.0 feature is built-in to the 800 processor and doesn’t require a special cable, though it may need a good power source to deliver the fastest possible charging.
Better Battery Life
A leaked photos shows a massive Samsung Galaxy Note 3 battery, which should help keep the rumored 1080P display going for a while, but it could use some help to deliver the best battery life.
Enter Smart Cores in the Snapdragon 800 processor which intelligently selects a single core from the quad-core processor to scale up as needed. This processor can save power by scaling the core up and down as needed to keep performance at peak levels to deliver a good user experience as well as better overall battery life.
Always on voice control is the hot new feature with smartphones like the Moto X allowing users to simply say, “OK Google Now,” and the phone will turn on and respond to the user.
It’s possible Samsung will build this into their S-Voice service which is a Google Now replacement. S-Voice can listen when the phone is awake, but not while it is in standbye with the screen off. The Snapdragon 80 processor could make an always listening Galaxy note 3 possible without sacrificing battery life.
Faster WiFi and LTE
Users will need a newer router to take advantage of the faster WiFi speeds, but that’s an affordable upgrade. LTE Advanced is not available in the U.S. yet, but it is reportedly on the roadmap for Verizon in 2014.
If the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 arrives with a Snapdragon 800 processor and the rumored 3GB of RAM expect a powerhouse that doesn’t even flinch at day to day activities and flexes it’s muscles when it comes to gaming and multimedia.
The Snapdragon 800 processor can includes a new graphics processor that should combine with the new Open GL ES 3.0 support in Android 4.3 to open up impressive mobile gaming experiences. Users can also look forward to the possibility of wirelessly streaming to a connected display at 1080P, better sound and other enhancements.