Samsung GALAXY Note III Coming in H2 2013 with 6.3-Inch Display, Exynos 5 Octa CPU

The smartphone is expected to be officially unveiled at IFA 2013

By Cosmin Vasile on January 17th, 2013 07:27 GMT

It looks like Samsung has big plans for its Note family of smartphones. The sequel to the already popular Galaxy Note II will be a monster when it comes with specs sheet.

The South Korean company is likely to integrate some of the best technologies created in its own R&D offices.

Word about Samsung already working on the next Galaxy Note device emerged about a month ago when several parts suppliers in South Korea claimed the smartphone would boast a huge 6.3-inch full HD (1080p) display.

But that is not all. The handset maker has just launched a new chipset last week at Consumer Electronics Show 2013, in Las Vegas.

“We have introduced the Exynos 5 Octa to appeal to Chinese clients and diversify our client base in China with better pricing and output commitment,” said a Samsung executive during the trade fair.

Dubbed Exynos 5 Octa, the new chipset accommodates two quad-core processors, which cannot be active at the same time.

According to Samsung, one quad-core will handle the most demanding applications, while the other one consumes much less energy and is active for normal tasks.

Samsung claims the new chipset is much more powerful than today’s quad-core processors and offers much better battery life.

Korean Times reports the new Exynos 5 Octa chipset will be embedded into the next Samsung Galaxy Note device. The smartphone is expected to be officially unveiled in September at IFA 2013, but sales will probably commence a few weeks later.

There’s more to it as several Asian handset makers such as ZTE and Huawei were approached by Samsung regarding the possibility of including its Exynos 5 Octa chipset into their smartphones.

If any of these big companies signs an agreement with Samsung, the South Korean company won’t bother at all that Apple decided to move away and find other hardware suppliers for its devices.
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