Rumor: Galaxy Note III to use the same build as the S4 (S3) again

After a awesome day from Google’s IO 2013, here is some bad news for all Galaxy Note fans. According to the insider of SamMobile, not only Samsung dropped the Flexible Displays for the Galaxy Note III but now has also dropped the renewed metal design. Yes Samsung did it again milking, milking and milking the Galaxy S3 (2012) design line! From what he heard internally is that the Galaxy Note III has same design as the Galaxy S4. This is because of the high expected amount. Samsung can not make the metal body right on time!

Our question… So Samsung why don’t you delay the Galaxy Note III like Apple delayed the iPhone? Oh yes to make more money, sorry… (Like you did with the S4 with the what-looks-like-brushed-aluminium-but-is-actually-plastic “band” around the outside of the device.)

Okay, maybe we have posted too much bad news about the Galaxy Note III, so now it’s time for some good news. The bezel of the screen isn’t that thick like previous Note devices, it’s more like the S4. The Galaxy Note III is rumoured to have an Octa-Core processor: Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7. 13 megapixel back camera, 2 megapixel front camera, latest version of Android, Samsung’s own TouchWiz and of course a 5.99” Full HD AMOLED display! Still unhappy? We do understand that when you see HTC One or the new Lumia 925. The perfect combination HTC One build / hardware from Samsung and Android OS.

Let’s hope our insider isn’t right this time, but sadly most of the time he is.

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gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Yep. Typical Galaxy Bloat-ware right?

exo_23
4 years 2 months ago
exo_23

At least replace the faux metal with real metal..

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Yes. The frame should be metal and the back cover should be plastic, just like the Nokia 925 did!

pgehlot
4 years 2 months ago
pgehlot

ONE DAY WILL COME WHEN SIZE OF NOTE WILL EQUAL TO 11″ NETBOOK. Every new version increasing one inch.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Edge to Edge should be nice to see.

RaptorOO7
4 years 2 months ago
RaptorOO7
I have never had an issue with the polycarbonate materials, the whining over metal devices is stupid. Look at the lovely apple phones if you don’t put them in a case they look like shit within a month, don’t put them in a case and they are toast once they hit the ground. Don’t buy AppleCare+ you are SOL and pay $250+ to get it repaired. I want Samsung to focus on releasing a HIGH END GN3. 32/64GB memory options, yes 64GB in the USA 3GB of RAM to offset the hog that their TW Nature UI/UX has become and… Read more »
gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Plastic is not beautiful and it’s more durable than metal! Though metal-chassis fans hates the Galaxy S plasticky chasiss build. 😆

heinriker
4 years 2 months ago
heinriker

Samesung just never fails to disappoint does it…Yes I noticed the Same in the name, not bothered enough to fix it.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

same thing goes for Apple….

heinriker
4 years 2 months ago
heinriker

Well that’s already a given. I expect better from Samsung.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

yet they’re still ‘innovating’ the smartphone era with ‘gimmicky features’.

vbx
4 years 2 months ago
vbx

Who cares. Most people will use the book-case to protect their phones anyways.

The only issue is, the S4 / S3 design is TOO CURVY. Looks mad ugly yo.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Bookcase? You meant plastic covers right? 😆

Nothing wrong with the rounded corners though, except the plastic build…

Exzanon
4 years 2 months ago
Exzanon

1 of the devices i think i would buy , after my cayanogenmode on Galaxy SIII , nice 1 samsung i will buy this baby with a pure tast of android !!

larry
4 years 2 months ago
larry

if samsung galaxy note 3 has not metal body, i will leave this brand for htc, the plastic is enough.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Good for you. Go buy a HTC One or Sony Xperia Z. Go for it!

SenorSjon
4 years 2 months ago
SenorSjon

I understand the 6″ (get lost with 5,99 :P) screen also has a diamnond matrix, while the Note2 has RGB. With the extra inch, there should be enough space to make a RGB fullHD screen.
S4 has diamond pentile and S3 regular pentile. I own the S4 now and the screen is very nice (auto setting is a bit dim for my taste).

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Rumoured Galaxy Note 3 may have the diamond pixel arrangement like the GS4. Don’t know how’s it going to work on a 5.99″ phablet!!

vavrorvav
4 years 2 months ago
vavrorvav

16GB only on paper, with fu*king bloatware+software only half of that will be available

dello
4 years 2 months ago
dello

much more i like this freaking rumored than the soap-bar design^^ glad Giant is a wake

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Cool story for Samsung

vavrorvav
4 years 2 months ago
vavrorvav

I am pretty sure i will skip sgn3 and maybe, MAYBE, i will go for sgn4, nothing will be better in sgn3, at least nothing you will be able to notice, reallife performance will be same and if somebody tells me that 1080p and stronger quadcore will be super duper excellent all i can give you is my middle finger, those are just numbers, only for people who are hungry for the best parameters

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Don’t bother waiting for the Note [4]. Just wait for the Galaxy S[5] instead. 🙂

rynne
4 years 2 months ago
rynne
Hello everyone! This is my 1st post here. I want to ask a topic-related question that might seem stupid, but still – don’t flame please. Well… Some pretext. My last nice phone was the Sony Erricson w800. (Google it and feel the retro! 🙂 Then I got cheaper stuff, because I rarely use a phone. When this whole smartphone thing unleashed I observed, but still didn’t see the necessity. After some time I decided to buy stuff anyways. A Lumia 900. While until today I think it is the best-looking smartphone there is – the whole experience was a letdown.… Read more »
gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Still a rumour dude. Did you not read the title of this article???

vavrorvav
4 years 2 months ago
vavrorvav

Nobody can help you now, you will have to wait for official release to be 100% sure how it would look like, we have to wait

And when it comes to touchwiz, samsung and google released sgs4 yesterday with native android (without touchwiz) and they MIGHT do that for note3 too, nobody knows, so to sum it up, only time will show

darooz
4 years 2 months ago
darooz

im glad about the s4 design.
if you think plastic is too fragile. buy a case like casemate rough hybrid. i have that case on my note 1 and its really protective.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Great, thanks!

AquilaSol
4 years 2 months ago
AquilaSol
A, Do we really want a 5.5″ metal frame? There’s this thing called gravity. Why do you think more and more supercars go the polycarbonate route? WEIGHT. Hell, you’d need a suitcase to carry it if it went Metal… B, Learn a lesson from the Asus TF201. It had SERIOUS WiFi and GPS issues because of… An all-metal frame! Imagine what that’ll do to your 3G/LTE…. C, HTC One Build? HELL NO. No MicroSD, No removable Battery… How about the HTC HD2 build instead? At least that has 21st century options! No microSD, bloody hell what is this, Apple? D,… Read more »
vslsnks
4 years 2 months ago
vslsnks

(y)
+1

anozawa
4 years 2 months ago
anozawa

Amen !

SimsP
4 years 2 months ago
SimsP
And this is BAD news? Well I didn’t believe Samsung would use metal. It would be stupid to do this. Why? Look at HTC One. This describes best why metal is not a really good choice for mobile devices. Plus: If you think about how much the Note 2 already weights and you put an aluminium body on top you will get a smartphone with no less than 200g weight, rather more. For me this would be a nogo. And what is so innovative about aluminium? I mean it’s possible to build cars with cornered wheels but does it make… Read more »
psm321
4 years 2 months ago
psm321

Well said!

malik nayair
4 years 2 months ago
malik nayair

love the plastic design…have dropped my s3 from about 7 feet nothing happened…my friend dropped iphone 4s from about 3.5 feet and now a big dent at the bottom
love samsung….keep it up (drops were accedential)

Barton
4 years 2 months ago
Barton

“HTC One build”? You mean no removable battery, no memory expansion and one point in repairability score on ifixit? No, thanks.

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

I hate rumours but I have to say this:

uh……….Why Samsung?

Too much power hungry cash cow??

What happened with the option no.2 [all-out metal design]?

So sticking with option one is their last resort. Using GS4’s design polycarbonate [PLASTIC] chassis design yet again for their best phablet. Repetition is at hand, and please don’t become like APPLE!

psm321
4 years 2 months ago
psm321

They’re avoiding becoming Apple by continuing on their current course and not listening to people who are more concerned about fashion than functionality.

themask007
4 years 2 months ago
themask007

Great comment. Ditto

dello
4 years 2 months ago
dello

what the hell i knew it^^ as i say Note 3 comes with the spoon & plate design, accept the fact,,

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

Seems that they lied again to it’s loyal customers…

ryarrell
4 years 2 months ago
ryarrell

What matter most is their loyal customers will line up to purchase the Note 3 on day one. You will be buying the iphone which in today’s world of technology is so far behind the curve it’s pretty comical.

anozawa
4 years 2 months ago
anozawa

Apple can produce metal Unibody, HTC can produce metal Unibody….Samsung can’t? I don’t buy it.
I still think Samsung prefers plastic than metal.

anozawa
4 years 2 months ago
anozawa

Don’t get me wrong. I prefer plastic too. Lighter and feels nicer to hold.
I hate the coldness feel of aluminum.

My next phone will be Note 3 for sure no matter what.

sorg
4 years 2 months ago
sorg

Unibody in HTC One? Check iFixit teardown – it’s NOT unibody at all. Plastic frame with metal covers.

shishtox
4 years 2 months ago
shishtox

where did you see that M8, it the first thing in the teardown tech-specs that it’s All-aluminum unibody construction

vbx
4 years 2 months ago
vbx

Uh, heard of the Galaxy Tab 7.7? It’s all metal for the most part.

Steef
4 years 2 months ago
Steef

Sure it will. The Galaxy S4 has set the design standard for this year from Samsung so the Note III will likely have the same design language.
We can expect a new design standard in May next year I think.

ryarrell
4 years 2 months ago
ryarrell
BAD NEWS THIS IS NOT. The Galaxy Note 3 might not come with the expected flexible display as expected but that’s definitely okay in my mind. The Galaxy Note 3 will have a CURVED unbreakable 6 inch 1080p display with better diamond pixels that are in the S4. It will also have the 8 core Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 2.3ghz as well as the 8 core Gpu Mali T450 which in my mind is perfectly fine. It will have aNDROID 4.3 Jellybean, and a 4200mAh battery, 13/16 meg camera, and 2.0/3.0 front facing camera, 32gb internal storage, new milti… Read more »
dello
4 years 2 months ago
dello

the only thing i like to see is remove the home button and replace it with the Samsung logo^^

gtone339
4 years 2 months ago
gtone339

or….replace it with a capacitive button instead!

psm321
4 years 2 months ago
psm321

Or… replace it with more real (physical) buttons! (sorry, I’m a fan. Only reason I just bought and an S4 is they’re the only flagship that still bothers to retain at least one button, but more would be nicer)

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