Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 6.3in screen and eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 6.3in screen and eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor?Samsung's Galaxy Note – the original “phablet” – was big, and its successor, the Galaxy Note 2, is even bigger.

So imagine our surprise to hear talk that the Galaxy Note 3 is supposedly going to be even bigger still, with a 6.3in screen size, and more importantly potentially with Samsung's new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor.

It's the Korea Times that's touting claims of the super-size Galaxy Note 3's credentials, repeating a rumour we first heard mentioned (from the same source) a month ago. It does temper the excitement somewhat, though, with the news that the hand-stretching handset is only likely to appear sometime “later this year”.

Samsung is said to be sniffing around ambitious Chinese duo Huawei and ZTE to make up for the possibility of lost business as a result of the continued efforts by Apple to find an alternative chip supplier.

“We have introduced the Exynos 5 Octa to appeal to Chinese clients and diversify our client base in China with better pricing and output commitment,” a senior Samsung executive was reported as saying during CES 2013 last week.

Huawei signalled its intentions at CES to take a big slice of the phablet pie with the mammoth 6.1in Ascend Mate, but Samsung's own Galaxy Note 3 would top even that screen size – assuming the rumours are true.

Aside from the obvious boost in power and performance, the Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor is also set to deliver improved battery life through better efficiency. Growing bigger hands, sadly, is your own problem.

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BEEPBEEP123  Jan. 17, 2013 at 18:47

What are they gonna do with 8 cores though? Quad core handles 3d games easily, what other need will there be for 4 more bloody core?!

123techno  Jan. 17, 2013 at 18:54

Yes please! And if your hands are tiny, use both of them at the same time. X)

Pondlife  Jan. 17, 2013 at 18:58

If it's the same processor mentioned recently then only four are high power ones same as current quads, and the other four are for lower power use. GPU should be handling much of the 3d part anyway.

mightyforest  Jan. 17, 2013 at 23:09

anyone with big pockets

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 23:57

anyone with big pockets
And deep ones to buy the thing in the first place :p.

mightyforest  Jan. 18, 2013 at 08:10

does 6.3" actually appeal to anyone? in a phone size way before any comments are made :)

Pondlife  Jan. 18, 2013 at 16:01

Appeals to 123techno apparently, guess if they can make it fit in similar size phone to previous models it could appeal to owners of those too

ian2606  Jan. 19, 2013 at 00:57

I have the original Note and would be interested in this phone at that size....1 inch more across the diagonal isn't much bigger and if they have the screen to the edge as Samsung showed it could be roughly same size as my Note 1....
I don't use my computer much now as my phone will do most things I want. I watch music video's, youtube and surf internet (mobot) all on phone and the bigger screen is great for that....Also love the S-pen, use most of the time as its very accurate and keeps the screen clear of fingerprints.......

mightyforest  Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:48

dom joly trigger happy tv springs to mind "helllooo"


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