The Samsung Galaxy Note III Could Be an Absolute Beast

By Sam Gibbs on at

We've heard quite a few rumours touting the incoming Samsung Galaxy Note III's physical stature, but not a heck of a lot about the internals. If this report by notorious Samsung-leaker SamMobile is to be believed, the Note III will be a full HD 5.7-inch octa-core-packing beast.

Two variants are rumoured here, just like the Galaxy S4, with an octa-core Exynos version clocked at 1.8GHz, and probably a Snapdragon-wielding version for LTE-using countries.

Either way, it looks like the guts will clip along supported by 3GB of RAM, as we've heard before; a 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation; up to 64GB of built-in storage with a microSD slot, and Jelly Bean 4.3 from the off.

The whole lot will be powered by a large 3,200mAh battery, which gives us hope that it will last more than five minutes at full burn. The interesting thing is that Samsung's apparently pulled the same trick it managed with the Galaxy S4, in that the Note III will be the same physical size as the Note II, just with a bigger screen, which is good, because the Note II was big enough already.

I still can't say I'm enamoured with phablets, but they sell in their droves, and with specs like that you simply can't argue. We'll find out whether all this is true or not at IFA on September 4th, so until then, serve with a mountain of seasoning. [SamMobile]