Aug 12 AT 3:02 PM Dustin Earley 51 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note III to launch with 5.68-inch display, 3GB RAM, Android 4.3


SamMobile, well known for providing the Internet with the best and most accurate leaks on upcoming Samsung devices, has just provided what they are claiming is a final spec sheet for the Galaxy Note III, expected to be unveiled at IFA in just under a month.

According to SamMobile, the international Note III, or SM-N900, will launch with a 5.68 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 1.8GHz Octa-core Exynos 5420, ARM Mali-T628 MP6, 13 megapixel OIS camera, up to 64GB of storage, a 3200 mAh battery and Android 4.3, which was confirmed by a DLNA certification posted earlier today. The N9005, the variant that will be closer to what we see here in the US, will have a different CPU (presumed to be a Snapdragon 800) and GPU and has been confirmed to have 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

Of interesting note on storage capacities, SamMobile says most regions will not see a 64GB version of the Note III and that 32GB will be standard. On the physical dimensions, they say that the Note III will be identical in size to the Note II, despite the larger display.

Samsung’s Note series of devices have proved to be quite popular around the globe; there’s little reason to believe the Note III won’t make a huge splash this fall. Still, with competition like a new Nexus phone, the Moto X, the LG G2, a new iPhone and its soon-to-be rival the HTC One Max, the Note III has a tough road ahead of it. Who are you placing your bets on to steal the show this fall?

Source: SamMobile

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • renz

    so when this device will actually coming out?

    • Nate B.

      I think it has to be announced first.

      • renz

        lol got downvoted just for asking? anyway i’m interested because this suppose to be first device with Exynos 5420 isn’t it? i wonder how will it compete with the likes of snapdragon 800

        • apai

          “lol got downvoted just for asking? ”
          yes, captain obvious!

        • Jedediah Sweetser

          more than likely you got downvoted because you’re not registered. There’s a stigma here on these comments/forums where the most rant heavy/angry/spiteful comments come from unregistered users. I don’t think it has to do with your question at all.

    • kr.ray.kaushik

      September 4th is the rumored date for this…!!

      • Jedediah Sweetser

        Definitely my next phone. Awhile ago i asked the community to help me buy a Chromebook for work with the ministry i belong to – i ended up buying a samsung chromebook and it’s been awesome. Lately though my wireless needs have grown as i need to include video, audio, AND great pictures for our sites and publications.

        I have a Gnex and it’s great, but some of the pics aren’t very good, and the in-phone editing is tough with a finger (Afterfocus) and i’ll be looking forward to using a stylus, as well as having a higher rez pic / screen to work from.

        I’m really glad Samsung decided to keep the physical dimensions the same, yet increase the screen size slightly – smart move on their part.

        My contract is up in January which should give this phone time to come out, and get an update out for bugs before i get it.

      • Prince77

        That is the date it is supposed to debut it, but not be released.

    • Kurtis K. Cullen

      Usually 4 weeks after launch

    • Jedediah Sweetser

      There has been a rumor for awhile now, that it will be announced at the German (Berlin?) conference in September. After that, it’s expected to hit US markets mid October according to some sources around the web.

    • Richard Yarrell

      The Nexus 5 NO CONTEST….Lg G2 NO CONTEST….Motorola X definitely NO CONTEST….Plain and Simple the GALAXY NOTE 3 will be the best thing period. Nothing will matter after September 4th…

      • squiddy20

        Dude, you’re trying to compare a phablet (Note 3) to a high mid-tier phone (Moto X and probably Nexus 5), and a smaller-than-a-Note 2 phone/phablet (barely) (the G2). That’s like trying to compare the screen size of a notebook computer with a 21″ desktop screen. Idiot.

  • MrMrMan

    My next phone. Unless it’s the Oppo Find 7.

    • SGB101

      I a oppo fan too, as much as I love my note2 I can’t see me going 3, 4 or 5.

    • JHK

      I am so looking forward to the Oppo Find 7, especially if it comes with the rumored specs.

  • TheTruthSquad

    It is not even close, it is the Note III unless Sony comes out with a deal breaker. This should be a very interesting time to buy a great phone.

    • Manoj

      LG G2 is already there to beat note 3

      • R.S

        IMO, with the momentum that Samsung has, others like HTC and Sony, have to make a competing product that’s significantly better, rather than on the same level, to get people to switch.

        I say that as a current Samsung smartphone owner who has been interested in the Xperia Ultra since it was introduced.

        • R.S

          Oops, I meant to include LG in there with HTC and Sony.

  • jerrbomb

    Not one for big phones but I would definitely consider this

  • CTown

    I don’t see how many guys can carry these around easily unless Robert Downey Jr. makes the “man-purse” socially aceptable; that’s why HTC hired him, right?

    • Jorge Eslava

      I’m not sure what you mean by that. My note 2 fits comfortably in my pockets.

    • kr.ray.kaushik

      m using Note 2 for past 1 year ..adn its perfect in size,..totally

    • jamal adam

      And if you read carefully, the article states that Sammobile are saying that the dimensions will be identical to the Note ll. That means that the phone won’t be too big but rather will use the size very wisely.

  • redraider133

    Good to see like with the s4 they are adding a larger screen without making the overall size larger!

  • Boosted06

    Love my Note 2, and I expect this to be my next phone! If the One Max actually comes to Sprint then I’ll definitely consider it, not expecting Sprint to carry it though, unfortunately. Sony Z Ultra would be nice, but there’s no way Sprint will carry it. Highly doubt any US carrier will offer the Ultra…

  • GE918

    I’ve got my money on Sammy!

  • breckdroid

    This looks like a beast! I’m very interested to see it in person. My list of potential phones keeps growing and growing.

  • K1ngdom

    Got my bets on sammy! Still gonna wait till Apple, sony, and htc releases their devices, and dont forget about nexus.

  • Hannu Leinonen

    Google Edition and soft buttons, and I’m sold.

  • Hannu Leinonen

    Google Edition and soft buttons, then I’m sold.

  • Orion78

    This or the next Nexus will be my next phone.

    • donger

      With you on this one.

  • thymeless

    Leading candidate for my next phone right here.

  • snowbdr89

    drop the tw crap and go pure android and im sold!!

    • yankeesusa

      TW on the new galaxy phones is amazing. No lag most of the times and you get all those extra features. Not to mention the spen features that work with TW. Don’t like tw then root and install an android only rom. I can almost guarantee 100% that if you put a note 2 with nothing but android and note 2 with TW about 85% of people will choose tw. That is the reason samsung continues it.Most regular users like custom ui.

      • SGB101

        I ditched touch wiz on my note2 it added nothing for me. The spen still works without TW. Put the spen is all but unless anyway on a 5.5″ device.

        TW wasn’t laggy or anything, I just find it ugly. I gave it a good 4 months, but in the end I couldn’t resist CM10.1,that I was running on my one X.

  • Mike Franklin

    I really hope they go with an aluminum or better yet ceramic body. I’m a note 1 owner and something inside me says they won’t. Not going to get my hopes up.

    • yankeesusa

      I hope so too. Although I still have a note 2 and its plastic I will never leave the house without a case and even in the house it always has a case. With aluminum it will probably still have a case but I will not feel weird using it bare.

  • junebugg

    Nice just might have to get it

  • ya ya

    Hopefully my dying note 1 will survive till then. Finally they made the perfect size. Done deal

  • Ren suzugamori

    Only in US markets? How about Asian markets like Singapore which is where I am? Will it have the LTE version?

  • Paul

    The Note 2 is the finest Android phone I’ve owned. I’ve owned a lot. I also get to play with a lot of various model phones and I always end up coming back to my Note 2 and loving it. If the Note 3 is comparable to the Note 2 there’s no doubt it’ll be a winner, despite the competition.

    • SGB101

      I think the playing field has changed since the note2 release. Before there was no competition in the phablet space, Samsung basically conceived it by making the note2,the best all round device of 2012.

      Spec for sec other devices had it beat, but for speed/size/battery combo it was number one.

      But today there are many other devices similar sizes with great spec and battery life, I think the note3 may have some competition.

      Saying all that the galaxy line up is what most want and the galaxy note now is what people think of when large phone comes to mind. A bit like ipad is to tables.

      I’m sick of saying, it’s like an ipad but an android. “a what”, then I give up and say yes an ipad, then sigh!


    How about the Indian market…will it be available here too??

  • yankeesusa

    I love my note 2 and when I switch to tmobile my sprint note 2 will become a tmobile note 2. Like someone said ” a galaxy note only gets upgraded by another note”. And if the rumors are true and the size of the phone is staying the same with just a bigger display then I will definitely be selling my note 2 to get the note 3. Sept. 4 can’t come fast enough.

  • sweet

    waiting for the beast to be announced and released

  • Prince77

    I have the Note 2. I think I will get this when is comes out.

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  • Guido

    The bigger the better, right :) Although some people may think the 5.68 inch screen for the Note 3 is a bit too big. For me, I think it would be a great thing. I love the bigger screen sizes (apart from the Galaxy Mega..)