On September 4, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics should make official the next device in its popular Galaxy Note series (namely the Galaxy Note III), and some more info on what the handset will pack in terms of hardware specs has emerged.At least two flavors of the device will arrive on the market, featuring model numbers SM-N900 and SM-N9005, with different processors inside, and each targeted at various markets out there.
According to a recent article on SamMobile, both Galaxy Note III iterations will arrive on the market with a 5.68-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED touchscreen display.
However, the SM-N900 is said to sport a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Exynos 5420 processor inside, paired with an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, and with an unconfirmed amount of RAM.
As for the SM-N9005, it remains to be seen what processor and GPU it will sport, though it appears confirmed to arrive on shelves with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM.
Both flavors of the upcoming mobile phone are said to have a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with Optical Image Stabilization capabilities. Although not mentioned, a front camera should also be included in the package.
Apparently, Samsung is planning on releasing each smartphone model in three different versions, depending on the amount of internal memory, namely 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. A microSD memory card slot will also be present inside the device.
Only the SM-N9005 flavor of Galaxy Note III will offer support for LTE connectivity, though both of them will be released with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean loaded on top right from the start. A 3200 mAh battery is said to power the phone.
Although Samsung is said to plan the release of three different capacity versions of the handset, it appears that the 32GB model will be pushed to most markets, while the larger 64GB variant will land on shelves only in select countries.
One other interesting detail on the upcoming smartphone is the fact that it will feature the same dimensions as the Galaxy Note II, despite its larger screen.
Nothing has been officially unveiled on the handset for the time being, so stay tuned to learn more on it when Samsung makes it official at IFA 2013 in Berlin.