We’ve barely made it out of the holiday smartphone release season, and already, rumors on 2013′s most anticipated handsets are popping up online. Today, in a story about Samsung looking to China to build out their chip business, the Korea Times made mention of the Galaxy Note III, slipping in a couple key specs on the device.
According to the Korea Times, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will come with a 6.3-inch display, up from 5.5 on the Note II, and Samsung’s recently announced eight-core Exynos 5 Octa. It may seem a little early to start attaching numbers to a device that likely won’t launch until fall 2013, but from start to finish, smartphones take a very long time to produce. It’s certainly possible that early Note III prototype devices exist inside Samsung.
Of course, anything could happen in the next nine months here. But unless something crazy happens, we’ll be seeing a lot of the Exynos 5 Octa in the year to come. And as far as a bigger display on the Note III goes, Samsung has been known for outdoing themselves. I wouldn’t put a 6.3-inch smartphone past them. If Samsung were to up the ante and release a massive 6-inch phone, would you be interested? I think I’d have to sit that one out.