Samsung’s hugely anticipated follow-up to the Galaxy Note 2 will feature a much-improved camera and a blazing fast processor, sources abreast of matters claim.
According to a report on ZDNet Korea, the Galaxy Note 3 will up the ante in the imaging stakes with a 13-megapixel camera, bringing it in line with the recently launched Galaxy S4.
The Note 3 will also reportedly pack Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 chipset, which features four 2.3GHz cores and is said to be twice as fast as the current crop of quad-core processors.
Moreover, it promises advanced multimedia capabilities with video playback in Ultra High-Definition (2560 x 2048) and 7.1 stereo sound support.
Assuming the intel is accurate, Samsung’s decision to pick Qualcomm’s processor over its own Exynos number is almost certainly driven by the fact the Snapdragon 800 comes with an integrated LTE chip as well as support for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
The S-giant is still facing considerable difficulties in mass-producing its new eight-core system-on-chip with built-in LTE support, which forced it to equip the international version of the Galaxy S4 with the 4G-capable Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU.
Samsung is widely tipped to officially lift the lid on the Galaxy Note 3 in September, possibly at the IFA 2013 expo, or at one of its privately held Unpacked events.
Stay tuned as we bring you more Galaxy Note 3 news in the weeks to come.
Source: ZDNet Korea via Android Authority