As we near Samsung’s official Galaxy Note 3 unveiling event set for Sept 4th in Berlin, more leaks of the device have begun coming out of the woodwork.
First up, the actual display/digitizer of the device has been pictured from 3rd party parts supplier ETrade Supply, giving us a good look at, not only the shape of the upcoming phablet, but also a quick comparison with the previous Galaxy Note 2. You’ll notice a much more rectangular shape this time around, while the Note 3 still very much falls in line with Samsung’s current Galaxy design cues.
Overall, the size increase appears to be minimal, but since these are 2 separate images placed side by side, it’s not exactly to scale. What we can accurately judge is how the bezels have shrunk around the sides and along the top/bottom, allowing Samsung to increase the display size (rumored to be 5.7 inches, up from last year’s 5.5 inches), while keeping the overall size of the device closer to the the previous generation Note.
Accessories makers are also getting the jump on the Note 3 where Amazon is showing a few listings before an official announcement could even be made. The first listing shows a $10 extended battery pack from Hyperion for the Note 3, which curiously mentions compatibility with the Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T versions of the device, but not T-Mobile. You can also find an $11 TPU case from InventCase tailor-made specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
It seems we already have a good idea of what to expect from the next-gen Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as far as looks and rumored hardware — 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 3,300mAh battery — now we’ll just have to see what new additions Samsung introduces on the software side of things. Who’s hyped for this big fella?
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