It’s no secret that Samsung is planning a massive launch for September 4th. Invites suggest that it will be Episode 2 of Samsung’s 2013 Unpacked series which means that we should see a spectacle that’s on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch. And as we know, there is only one device that is worthy of that type of event, a device that is currently known as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The writing has been on the wall for months. Samsung is going to be releasing a new Samsung Galaxy Note to replace the current Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Rumors have suggested such with Galaxy Note 3 leaks seeping to the surface on a regular basis. In fact, at this point, several weeks out from its official launch, which again is set for September 4th ahead of IFA, we know quite a bit about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
For starters, we know that it will likely have a high-resolution display. Samsung introduced 1080p resolution with the Galaxy S4 and rumors have all pointed to 1080p resolution on the Galaxy Note 3. We know that it will likely have Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest, thanks to a series of benchmarks that have emerged.
Samsung itself has essentially confirmed 3GB of RAM for the device. We’ve also see AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon rumored as carriers. And who can forget the numerous leaks that suggest that the device will have a 13MP camera on board. We also now know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date has a very good chance at emerging during the latter part of September though no specific date has been mentioned.
So, current software. High-end hardware. An assortment of carriers. And a release date that is coming soon. All of these essentially confirmed and all of them important to consumers. There is one last thing though.
One of the main things that consumers worry about pre-launch is whether or not the battery life on a device is going to be up to snuff. Battery life remains one of the things that can make or break a device and it’s something that consumers of all shapes and sizes covet. Fortunately, all signs point to Samsung making sure that Galaxy Note 3 battery life lives up to consumer expectations.
Here is why consumers can expect awesome Galaxy Note 3 battery life.
Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Will Have Awesome Battery Life
Rumors suggest that Samsung will be using two processors inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Some models, likely of the LTE variety, will probably use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. Others are rumored to be using Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa CPU, the Exynos 5420. These are the first sign.
We’ve already been over what the Snapdragon 800 offers in detail. But for those that missed it, one of the integral parts of the Snapdragon 800 portfolio of features is something called Smart Cores. Smart Cores intelligently selects a single core from the quad-core processor to scale up as needed. This ensures that the processor will not overwork itself if it doesn’t have to, conserving battery life in the process. This is a step up from the Exynos 5 CPU that is found in the Galaxy Note 2.
Today Samsung, in great detail, has gone over the benefits of the new Exynos 5420 chip that it announced a few weeks ago, a chip that is almost certainly heading to the Galaxy Note 3 in some capacity. The company highlights the usefulness of the next-gen Exynos 5 Octa though it singles out battery life as one of the strengths.
The first thing that the company touts is the fact that is supports MIC or Mobile Image Compression which it says “lowers the system power required to bring photos from memory to your screen for processing.” What this means is that editing and processing photos won’t greatly affect battery life, particularly on high-resolution displays.
Like Qualcomm’s Smart Cores, the Exynos 5 Octa also switches between cores depending on usage, something that will help with performance and battery life conservation. Samsung also states that the new Exynos 5 Octa chip “provides 20% increased CPU performance over the previous version of the processor,” the processor found in the Galaxy S4.
Even further, the new Exynos 5 Octa processor packs a ARM Mali T628 GPU which the company says will deliver “significantly increases power efficiency for noticeably better battery life.” This means that things like gaming shouldn’t have a huge impact on Galaxy Note 3 battery life.
It’s clear that one or both of these processors will arrive in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and they should help to deliver fantastic performance inside Samsung’s new phablet.
But they aren’t the only reason it will have great battery life.
Helping is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note series always packs a massive battery to help offset the size and power consumption of display. With a 5.7-inch 1080p display rumored for the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung will again need to pack a massive battery on board the Galaxy Note 3.
Rumors have suggested a battery size over 3000+ mAh. That size of battery, paired with the new processing power, should help to ensure that Galaxy Note 3 users get ample battery life, even with the size and resolution changes.
A recent photo leak suggests that Samsung will be packing a massive battery in the Galaxy Note 3, something that is backed up by history.
History has shown that the Samsung Galaxy Note series is treated to fantastic battery life. Both the original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 had great battery life. So with technology where it is today and given the fact that Samsung has two Galaxy Note models under its belt, we fully expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 battery life to be fantastic.