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.