We are all expecting Samsung to announce (and subsequently release) the Galaxy Note 3 later in the year. But as of now we have yet to see anything official come from Samsung. Instead, what we have been dealing with in terms of the phablet have been leaks and rumors. It seemed as if we were getting a look at the Note 3 earlier in the week, but that was later shown to be nothing more than a clone device.

Anyway, with that in mind, it does appear as if Samsung is testing out a few prototypes for the Galaxy Note 3. Specifically, it was said that Samsung is currently testing three prototype models. The first of the three is one that is based off the design of the GALAXY S 4. We have yet to see an in-the-wild style image of this model, however the folks at concept-phones have recently shared the mockup seen above.

The remaining two prototypes are one that is sporting a completely new design and one that features a flexible display. That last one is obviously interesting sounding, however we must remember that the news of the prototypes is based on rumor and speculation. Simply put, nothing is official until we hear it direct from Samsung. Other Galaxy Note 3 details we have heard touch on the material that will be used and also the display size.

Gone are the rumors of the Note 3 having an 6.3-inch display. Today we are hearing the phablet will launch with a 5.99-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Shifting over to the materials and we have seen talk of everything from aluminum as well as other premium materials that would replace the use of plastic. Otherwise, the Note 3 rumors have also touched on the handset having 3GB of RAM along with an Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor and an unveil set to take place during IFA.

[via GottaBeMobile]