Further details of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have emerged, ahead of the anticipated arrival of the phone-maker’s third-generation phablet in September.
According to Korean site Hankyung, the Note 3 will come packing 3GB of RAM, triple that of the original Galaxy Note.
Combined with the quad-core processor that’s also mooted to be on board, either a Snapdragon 800 chipset or an Exynos 5 Octa, this ought to make for improved multi-tasking and slicker response to touch and stylus inputs.
A separate report from The Korean Economic Daily, discloses that the Note 3 will also be a trimmer bit of kit than its predecessor and ought to come in at 8mm thick and weigh a featherlight 183g.
By way of comparison, that’s 2mm thicker than its nearest rival, the mammoth 6.5-inch screen-toting Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which is surely at the very edge of the phablet/tablet divide. However, with Sony’s effort coming in at 222g, the Galaxy Note 3 is substantially lighter.
Earlier leaks from Samsung’s supply chain indicate that the Note 3’s spec sheet will take in a six-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, a 13-megapixel camera and version 4.2.2 of Android out of the box, augmented with some stylus-optimised tweaks and apps.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Note 3 on September 4th at a special press call on the eve of Berlin’s IFA tech get-together.
Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra, which also offers stylus support, is set to hit shop shelves around the same time, setting up an intriguing battle for your phablet dollar in the run up to Christmas.