Galaxy Note 3 tipped to arrive with Samsung’s familiar plastic design

May 16, 2013
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Samsung still hasn't offered any official details on the Galaxy Note 3, however the rumors continue to surface. This later round of rumors deals with the build quality. Despite hopes of seeing the Note 3 roll-out with an improved build quality, it is looking like Samsung is going to continue the plastic trend.

This latest bit is coming by way of SamMobile who note that Samsung has "dropped the renewed metal design." Further details show the Galaxy Note 3 will be sporting the same design of the GALAXY S 4. But again, this is all still rumor at this point in time. The interesting part of the design choice seems to be in the why.

It is being reported that Samsung feels that if they went with the metal body, they would not be able to keep up with demand. Additionally, just like the reports of the metal body going away, it is now looking like Samsung has also dropped plans to use a flexible display.

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Touching on some of the earlier rumors involving the specs. So far it is looking like the Galaxy Note 3 will be arriving with an octa-core processor that will consists of a 1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 and a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7. Despite some earlier reports, it looks like the Galaxy Note 3 display size has settled at 5.99 inches, which in this case will be a Full HD AMOLED.

Aside from the display and processor, the Galaxy Note 3 has been tipped to have 3GB of RAM, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera along with the latest version of TouchWiz and the latest version of Android. So how about it, anyone waiting for the Note 3 to arrive?

SOURCE: SamMobile


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  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    I was hopping for metallic body and S800…. guess i will wait some more time for what i want…

    • hohopig

      You mean a metallic body made of soft metal? :P

      • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

        yes, made of mercury would be nice, its my favorite metal

      • hohopig

        :P nice sarcasm. Indeed why not, then it will be so hot that it melts in your hand even at room temperature. :P

        Personally, stay AWAY from aluminium as it is a horrible material to use as casing when it is shaved to mere millimetre.

  • Adi

    Yeah none of this would surprise me. As a happy first gen Note user, however, all I would really be looking for in any future replacement model is the usual upgrades to the screen and internals. Dont need more than that. To woo potential new users, however, it would be nice of Samsung to do something a bit different.

  • Christopher Robert

    I don’t mind the plastic back, It makes getting the battery in and out easy and I use a case anyway so i never touch it.

  • Charles Sweeney

    I am defanitely waiting for the N3

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      It’ll be too big

      • hohopig

        only if you have a REALLY REALLY small hand. If my wife can use note 2 comfortably, I don’t see it as much of a problem .. and in fact I don’t hear MUCH complaint in real life from people who uses Note 2. So to each its own, but user of Note 2 ARE perfectly fine with the size.

  • odemata

    I don’t mind the wait. Since getting the Note 2 I doubt I could go back to anything else lesser. The battery life is a big consideration and this has been the first smartphone i’ve own to go just about 2 days on a single charge. I would look at the coming Nexus phones but if it doesn’t have a comparable battery life then forget it. Regarding the plastic, I don’t mind. I’m sure plastic is better for singal reception as many metal encased phones or devices usually run into such a problem. Other than that I wouldn’t mind seeing a stock android version like the S4, now that would be lovely!

  • hohopig

    Well nothing wrong with plastic, not when it is as shatter proof and scratch resistant as it has been. AND aluminium being such a soft metal dents easily, even when anodized.

    Only slightly disappointing aspect is the plastic bendable display, or the lack of. But was not really expecting it anyway since it is early days still.

  • bgrigor

    I don’t understand the fascination with metal for phones. Plastic has much fewer issues and I’m OK with the build quality of my Galaxy Note. So bring on those 8 cores and 3 GB of RAM and 13 MP camera and HD display and wrap them all in nice pliable, cushioned plastic…I’ll be very happy.