Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to highlight Android 4.3 & a 1.6GHz processor

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    Rumors about the next Samsung Galaxy Note 3 seem to have no rest. Recently, the device has been spotted in AnTuTu benchmark with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and 1.6GHz Exynos 5 chip-based processor. The next Note phablet version is likely for official launch sometime in Q3 this year. The device, which is referred to as GT–N7200 in the benchmark, is probably to tout a 5.99-inch edge-to-edge screen among many other nice features.

    The proposed Galaxy Note variant could score lower than the Galaxy S4 in AnTuTu benchmark, however. Its under-clocking 1.6GHz processor may be a reason for such a development. But, analysts are of the view that Samsung may add an over-clocking processor to the device when its final version is available. ‘Notes typically have overclocked chipsets compared to their Galaxy S counterparts, so we expect the finished product to be clocked higher than 1.6GHz,” writes GSM Arena.

    The current Galaxy S4 is getting power from a 1.9GHz processor, meaning that a 1.6GHz processor for Galaxy Note 3 will certainly be poor. Samsung may most possibly roll out the new Note phablet version with a better processor that has higher clocking speed. It is essential that the Note 3, equipped with a quad core processor, 1080p and larger display and heavy camera, should get power from better cloaking speeds.

    Going further, the new Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sport a 5.9-inch 1080p display. And, it will imitate a similar and overall design cue of the Galaxy S4 as part of Samsung’s decision to keep all its major smartphones identical in design. The software is going to be the rumored next Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is said to debut on a new Nexus device that may come out of cover before the Galaxy Note 3. 3GB RAM is likely to add extra power to the device’s processor, at the same time, rumors suggest.

    When it comes to pricing and availability, much is not currently known about the device. The new Note variant will certainly be priced like a flagship, but it can only be expected for official release at IFA 2013. Samsung may soon bring the gadget to stores and it will be the next major product from the South Korean tech maker.

    “What’s more likely is that Samsung will create a unique launch event for the Note 3 just as it did for the Galaxy S4,” says Know Your Mobile. The Note is of course one of the prominent devices for Samsung. It has been selling hugely over last years. Indeed, the huge success of Note series is the major catalyst behind the tech makers’ overall shift to 5-inch phones as their flagships this year.

    By the way, Samsung has begun shipping its other massive Android phones the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 in some markets. The devices were expected for release in U.K. in May. But they are now announced for June and July releases in the country. Famous U.K. retailer Clove says that initial stock of the I9205 16GB model is expected in July 2013, even if the exact date is not exposed. Users can even put pre-orders for the gadgets.

    The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a huge smartphone with a 6.3 inch HD display (1280 x 720) and a 1.7 GHz dual core processor for neat performance. It has connectivity options like 4G, GPS and GLONASS. It is set for release at £459. Its young brother the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is also mounting almost the same specs and features, but is sporting a bit smaller display. Anyway, both the devices are to raise a bit challenge to the Galaxy Note, though it is set to have a quad core processor, heavy camera and more.