Samsung Prepares for Galaxy Note 3 Launch

Samsung Galaxy Note III

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung’s launch of its Galaxy Note 3 may be a month from now, but the South Korean company has already invited members of the press to attend the event. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note III is said to be the largest yet among Samsung’s phablets, pushing the envelope of how big is too big for a smartphone.

The September 4 event, called Unpacked 2013 Episode 2, will be held during the IFA trade show in Berlin. The invite reads, “Note The Date,” providing a way-too-obvious reference on the event’s upcoming main attraction. Both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II were unveiled in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Several specs about the Galaxy Note 3 have been leaked before its launch, all of which indicate the new phablet would be an improvement from previous generations. This includes a 5.7-inch display with 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, either a 2.3GHz octo-core Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor or a Qualcomm Snapdraon 800 chip (depending on the market), and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Samsung Galaxy Note III

Judging from the hardware specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will be marketed as a high-end device. While Samsung has two larger phablets in the market, namely the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3, its screens are of lower resolution.

There is a lot of pressure for the new phablet to do well in sales. While its predecessor may not be as popular as the Galaxy S4 smartphone, the Galaxy Note II is among the top five handsets across all major wireless carriers in the United States.

Source: Information Week

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