Looks like it's time for some more rumours, and this time the subject is the next iteration of Samsung's popular Galaxy Note series. The rumour comes from a report in The Korea Times that mentioned Galaxy Note III along with a couple of specifications of the device.
According to the report, Galaxy Note III will be pushing even further in terms of screen size, with a whopping 6.3-inch display. This is a considerable bump compared to the 5.5-inch screen on Galaxy Note II. Another key feature of Note III will be that it will run on the Exynos 5 Octa chip that Samsung had showcased at CES 2013.
Could the Note III be even bigger?
Samsung had unveiled the Exynos 5 Octa during CES. It is based on the ARM big.LITTLE/Cortex A-15 architecture and is designed to be a low powered, high performance mobile processor.
According to Samsung, the performance of the chip is twice than that of anything available in the market today when it comes to 3D gaming. While the company hasn't unveiled full details about the chip yet, this chip may be able to run dual quad-core setups on a 28nm process. The Exynos 5 Octa will likely also power the rumoured Galaxy S IV.
Earlier this month, a picture of the Galaxy S IV had popped up. While the legitimacy of the picture is up for debate, it is very likely that this is the next device in the Galaxy S series.
The new phone is set to feature a much thinner bezel along with a bigger screen. Also notable is the lack of buttons on the front face. This points to Samsung finally making the shift towards on-screen buttons. Overall, the design is very reminiscent of the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Premier, with a greater focus on curves at the corners. Without an official statement by Samsung, though, this could be just a fake picture.
Recently, we found out that the Galaxy S IV would not be launched before May 2013. However, since almost all the devices in the Galaxy S line have been launched around the April – June period, we expect the S IV to be announced some time in May.
It is very likely that the company will want to emulate the success of the Galaxy S III, which was launched in May last year. All everyone is waiting for now is the announcement of the phone. But thanks to the success of the S III and the Note II, it may be quite some time before the company makes an announcement.
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