Jan, 16 2013

Thanks once again to The Korea Times, we might have our first inkling of what to expect from the next Galaxy Note. What will no doubt launch as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is said to once again up the screen size from the 5.5-inch display of the Note 2 to a massive 6.3 inches, enough to steal back biggest phone status from Huawei’s 6.1-inch Ascend Mate.

But if the gigantic display wasn’t enough, the Note 3 could be among the first to feature Samsung’s recently announced Exynos 5 Octa, the eight-core ARM Cortex-A15/Cortex-A7 hybrid based on big.LITTLE technology. Quite simply, when the Note 3 launches, likely in the fall of 2013, it will feature one of the most powerful hardware compliments found on in a smartphone to date (unless something bigger and better comes along by then).

Here’s hoping Samsung moves towards a bevel-less design in order to cut down on overall device size. Samsung has done a good job of making previous Note handsets feel manageable, but when screen size borders on that of a 7-inch tablet, pocket-ability  and one-handed use becomes compromised. It will be interesting to see how Samsung tackles the issue while providing the rumored world-class hardware.

[via EuroDroid]

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