Is Samsung’s 5.9in octo-core phablet the Galaxy Note 3?

Is Samsung’s 5.9in octo-core phablet the Galaxy Note 3?The rumour mill has painted a fairly vivid picture of the imminent Samsung Galaxy S IV, so much so that there’ll (probably) be few surprises at the March 14 launch event. Incidentally, that’s one week from today. Excited?

Not forgetting Samsung’s other flagship, the Galaxy Note, we’re hearing that the third installment in the phablet series might have a 5.9in display.

With so much focus on the Samsung Galaxy S IV, it’s been fairly quiet on the Galaxy Note 3 front to date, however a couple of independent rumours (one, two) tipped the display size to weigh in at 6.3in.

Well, not so – according to The Korea Times. They’ve been jawing with an unsurprisingly anonymous Samsung exec, who couldn’t resist teasing a 5.9in Galaxy device for “the latter half of the year”.

As for specs, we're told to expect Samsung’s in-house Exynos Octa octo-core processor, however flexible tech won’t feature as Sammo is “having difficulty coping with demand.”

It’s probably fair to credit the Samsung Galaxy Notes with encouraging the trend for larger devices. The original 5.3in Samsung Galaxy Note was mocked for its outrageous size, but 5in (give or take) has become the new norm for flagships.

If the past two years have taught us anything, expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to launch at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

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Pondlife  Mar. 7, 2013 at 14:35

Hardly surprising N3 speculation is a bit more limited as it's not expected til autumn.

Dougal1709  Mar. 7, 2013 at 15:47

I have a note 2. I'm not sure a phone could get even a tiny bit bigger and still fit in my pocket,

Drake2727  Mar. 9, 2013 at 01:09

I just want to note that I wish Samsung would add a detachable bluetooth ear phone on their phablets. One that is ready to use upon detachment and is placed within the contour shape on the side of the phablet body.
It doesn’t need a lot of battery juice like the typical earphone because once you’re done talking with it, it will go right back on the phablet and be recharged. With regard to uncomfortableness on the ear usage this will get better during trial and error in the development stage or successive model issues or they could get it right the first time. And when competition kicks in you’ll see several awesome choices instead. There is only less time to feel uncomfortable with it if it ever. Another feature also is that you won’t look like a geek anymore.

Pondlife  Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:20

Well that beats Matt's idea of making phones out of cheese....

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