The big phone for the end year is coming in two days. That is the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 blend – The Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The executive vice president of Samsung Lee Youngh-hee revealed that the Samsung’s flagship phone will be announced ahead of IFA consumer electronics fair on 4th September in Berlin.
Other sources reveal that the phone could be available in UK and Taiwan by 26th September; and therefore it is expected to be in Africa two to four weeks later. Other than increased hardware specs and Android 4.3 (also expected to be in Note 2 real soon), the phone is to have a lot of Galaxy S4 features and Note 2’s S-pen capabilities. The increased screen size may not increase the phone’s overall size.
One thing that Samsung has resisted is the call for better quality casing. Note 3 is still expected to come in plastic cover though consumers have called on Samsung several times to upgrade the body casing to aluminium or glass. The shape of the handset could also reflect that of Note 2, although the corners have been seen to be less rounded. Also the phone will be slightly thinner than Note 2.
Leaks suggest that Note 3 will feature 5.68-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM,13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. The International version of the handset is said to support LTE 2100/1800/850/1600/800Mhz, WCDMA 2100/1900/900/850Mhz and GSM 1900/1800/900/850 Mhz frequencies; which means the phone will be on most networks across the globe. Two International variants could be available as SM-N900 and SM-N9005. The CPU is likely to be Snapdragon 800 clocking 2.3GHz, and an Adreno 330 GPU.
Prices seen suggest that the phone could launch at a higher price of Kshs 80,000 ($900). Note 2 Launched at Kshs. 61,000.
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