Today, Samsung’s upcoming and highly anticipated third Galaxy Note smartphone has leaked in the wild. Following a successful Galaxy Note II release, we’re getting our first look at the upcoming 5.99-inch Galaxy Note 3, or at least a prototype of some sort. One that’s obviously being covered in a protective shell to disguise the design and identity of the device. Which is nothing new. Read on for more details and thoughts.

We’ve heard a lot of different reports and rumors regarding Samsung’s plans, but nothing has been concrete up until today. This is our first actual image of the upcoming phablet, and it looks just as expected. Rumors have the Note III coming in with a 5.99-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display and some other top-tier specs, but the design still looks eerily familiar.

Just like the Galaxy S 4 and GS3 before it, this leak comes by way of a device having some sort of case around it to hide the shape and final design cues, so we’re not getting the full picture today. However, we can clearly see that Samsung will be sticking to their familiar plastic design, and that massive dedicated home button. Nothing new here folks.

Rumors point towards a 5.99-inch 1080p HD display and Qualcomm’s impressive new Snapdragon 800 series 2.3 GHz quad-core chip. The S-Pen style is a given, and then a 13 megapixel camera will be on board. Then of course we’ll be getting the latest version of Android. Either 4.2 or 4.3 Jelly Bean if Google drops it by then, and it’s expected to be announced at IFA 2013 in Berlin in early September.

We can expect more pictures and details to make their way public soon enough so stay tuned.

SOURCE: TechTastic

  • Richard Yarrell

    This is fine for me. Note 3 all the way.

  • BOB

    Expected thinner bezels, doesn’t look like the s4, looks more like the s2, meh

    • It has thinner bezels. The device is hidden in a case to hide the shape and true identity. Expect thin GS 4 or thinner bezels here.

      • BOB

        Was thinking it might be in a case, hope so. Now for some photo leaks of the HTC One Max 🙂

  • sbusiso v khuzwayo

    Hope it drops by November so when I upgrade in December I don’t buy old tech

  • GNote

    I don’t know; I don’t see a port for the S-Pen.

  • Androidexpertyo

    Looks like the Optimus G altered abit… i wouldnt trust the leak due to the square form samsung likes to make their phones well rounded and alot cleaner looking than this… if this is true ill be very dissapointed