A blurrycam snap purporting to show Samsung’s next Galaxy Note handset has cropped up online, months ahead of its mooted due date in September.
Sourced by Chinese site MyDrivers, the image shows a handset with expansive dimensions that appear to corroborate long-standing chatter that the Galaxy Note 3 will pack a 5.9-inch or six-inch display.
The Note 3, which is pictured next to a Galaxy S4, also appears to retain the nature-inspired curved design of the current-gen Note and the last two Galaxy S phones.
This appears to debunk rumours – which, in fairness, always seemed pretty shakily founded to us – based on earlier leaked photos that the Note 3 would see Samsung adopt a boxier look this time around.
Keen-eyed Samsung-watchers will also notice that the Note 3 in the pictures, or whatever it is we’re actually looking at, features a black exterior.
That would appear to indicate that the pebble blue colourway that Samsung debuted with the Galaxy S3 and used for the Note 2 will be ditched for the next iteration of its phablet.
According to the site, the Note 3's spec sheet will take in a quad-core Exynos 5410 Octa processor, a full HD display and will run Android Jelly Bean out of the box rather than the next, as-yet-unconfirmed Key Lime Pie version of Google’s platform.