A phablet thought to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 5.9-inch screen sometime in the second half of the year, according to the latest gossip doing the rounds. It seems the next device in the range is already in the works, while it should serve as a reminder that the S4 launch is just about a week away.
Speculation has it that the Galaxy Note 3 (or whatever it will be called) should bring along an AMOLED display, something that the company seems to have an affinity for in recent times. And in fact, the South Korean manufacturer has just purchased a small stake in Sharp (3.08 percent to be exact). This amounts to an investment of approximately 10.4 billion yen and goes towards LCD display panels.
Besides this basic information, a little more is ‘known’ about the device. It should draw its processing power from the in-house eight-core Exynos 5 Octa CPU which was announced a while ago. It was previously believed that this chipset would make it to the next Note device, adding a little more credibility to the latest rumor.
This piece of gossip goes on to put out the flames regarding a foldable and twistable display to be featured. Now it is thought the phablet won’t have a flexible screen as there seem to be some issues with the production of the same. This push on the phone-tablet hybrid could be an attempt to sell as many devices as possible in order for the South Korean OEM to maintain its ranking in the cut-throat industry.
Unwired View is reporting that a Samsung official has anonymously spoken to The Korea Times hinting that the conglomerate has set up to release a 5.9-inch phablet, which may or may not slot into the Note series, seeing as how said official didn’t drop any names. Earlier there was talk of a 5.8-inch Fonblet as well as a Galaxy Player?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 still remains a device confined to the realm of speculation. Whether it will indeed run on an 8-core processor or feature a 5.9-inch screen is yet to be officially confirmed, but we can expect some coy questions at the company’s March 14 event.