Here's another one for the list of features to look for next week on the anticipated announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. A source has revealed that the new phablet will be able to shoot videos in 4K, something which may placate would-be buyers who were greeted by a disappointing news yesterday.
The Galaxy Note III is expected to house top of the line hardware: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 1080p Full HD display, 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3 GB of RAM, 3450 mAh battery, and, of course, the Wacom-certified S Pen that gives Samsung's Note line its distinct flavor. Unfortunately, it has been said that Samsung will be skipping out on providing Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to go with its 13 megapixel rear camera. Although it is not yet confirmed, it could deal a blow to the expectations of many, especially those who love using smartphones as life companions.
That discouraging rumor might just be offset by this new one. Samsung's next phablet will be capable of shooting video in 4K UHD, that is, with a resolution of 3840x2160. That's quite an impressive claim for a smartphone camera and we'll have to wait just a few more days to see if it matches reality. We'll also have to wait and see if the rumored absence of an OIS will handicap the feature.
Still in the realm of multimedia, the Galaxy Note III is also said to be capable of 24 bit/192 kHz Hi-Fi audio playback, surpassing the quality of CDs. No OIS, 4K video, above CD-quality audio, pink color option. The Samsung Galaxy Note III is starting to sound too good to be true. Let's just hope that least majority of these rumored features will indeed pan out when September 4 comes around.