Samsung is ready to start production of the Galaxy Note 3 in a matter of weeks, reports suggest, ahead of the phablet’s likely debut in September.
According to an unnamed spokesperson from Samsung’s Wireless Business Division, the tech giant is preparing to start "placing [parts] orders for follow-up models, such as Galaxy Note 3, from August”.
Assuming Samsung’s emissary, who was speaking to ET News, is telling the truth that would give the gadget-maker a maximum window of around a month and a half to ready enough devices for the Note 3’s increasingly nailed-on launch at the IFA event in Berlin.
Details of Samsung’s plans for the handset come as Sony today unveiled a me-too phablet, dubbed the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, that emulates the Note range’s stylus support and expansive dimensions.
Samsung is expected to attempt to differentiate its next phablet challenger from rivals' efforts with more stylus optimised apps and fingerprint-scanning technology.
Industry rumbles also indicate that the Note 3 could swap earlier models’ plastic construction for premium materials.