Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release, specs and price rumours
All the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date, specs, price and rumours in one place
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is set to be the follow up to the hugely popular Galaxy Note 2 phablet.
Interested in getting your hands on something bigger and better? Get the lowdown here before anywhere else.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Release date
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has broken cover with a suspected release date of 2013, but when can we expect to see this phablet emerge?
Samsung has said it is switching focus at the beginning of 2013 to concentrate on its OLED displays - in small, medium and large formats. Moving its staff away from LCD and onto OLED development could mean it will be ready for production much sooner than previous rumours.
We think a Q3 2013 release could be on the cards - slightly later than its 2012 Galaxy Note August release date, but developing a 6.3-inch OLED display can't be easy work!
As of early March 2013, the current rumour, which allegedly comes straight from the mouth of a Samsung 'official', says that the Korean phone-maker will launch the Galaxy Note 3 in 'the latter half of the year'. It's worth mentioning that the Galaxy Note 2 emerged at IFA 2012. The annual show takes place in September, which falls in-line neatly with that latter half of 2013 rumour.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 might be arriving earlier than previously expected with new rumours pointing to a mid-June launch.
It was thought the Galaxy Note 3 would arrive at IFA 2013 in Berlin this September, just as the Galaxy Note 2 did at the same event in 2012. However, Samsung’s profile has continually been on the up since then and the Galaxy Note range has proven one of its most popular brands. Viewed in this context a standalone event makes sense.
Fresh rumours have surfaced suggesting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will launch in the second half of 2013, with a 6-inch screen, but without a felxible dispaly.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Price
Pricing on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is yet to even be rumoured, but we think it will probably be more expensive than the Galaxy Note 2. After all, the screen is much larger.
Taking the price change between the 5-inch Galaxy Note and 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 5-inch into account, we think it could be around the £620 mark, which is a pretty hefty price to pay for a smartphone that's more a tablet, but designed to be a phone. Yep, confuses us too.