The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, despite likely being months away from a release, cannot stay out of the rumor mill and today, several more rumors have surfaced in regards to its display, processor and release date though they don’t stray off the beaten path and instead, showcase the same features that we’ve heard about already.
Over the past few months, rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s successor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, have sprung up on a seemingly regular basis, with whispers pointing to a larger-screened device that sports a faster processor and a release date that should come at some point in the second half of the year. Specifically, rumors have almost unanimously suggested that the Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 5.99-inch display, Exynos 5 Octa octo-core processor, and a release sometime after a September launch.
Today, the notoriously hit or miss Digitimes has chimed in with its own information claiming that Samsung is planning on releasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in the second half of the year, no specifics given, and it will be coming with a 5.99-inch full HD 1080p display like the Galaxy S4 along with a Exynos 5 Octa octo-core processor.
No other specifications are mentioned but these line up with just about everything we have heard about the incoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device that has some big shoes to fill thanks to the previous two Galaxy Note models.
Of course, rumors have also suggested that Samsung has yet to zero in on a specific design for the Galaxy Note 3. Evidently, there are three prototypes that Samsung is trying to decide between. One, a new design different from other devices. Two, a design that offers a flexible unbreakable display and three, a design that lines up with the Galaxy S4.
Samsung is rumored to be announcing the device in September, either at, or shortly before the IFA conference in Berlin where the company has announced the past two Galaxy Note models. No specific launch date has been mentioned though if it does occur in September, a release date would likely not come until October.
The company typically announces a device about a month or so before the actual release date arrives, particularly in the United States where carriers like Verizon are often far behind the curve.