HTC One’s success worries Samsung. Galaxy Note III to have an improved design?
Hailed by many reviewers as the best HTC smartphone yet, the HTC One went on sale just recently – and it looks like Samsung is worried about that. More exactly, the South Korean company is worried about the superior build quality of HTC’s new flagship smartphone. As you may already know, the One (pictured below) has an aluminum unibody design. In contrast, most Samsung flagships – including the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II – use plastic / polycarbonate designs.
Sam Mobile reports that Samsung “is planning to switch build quality for the next flagship device” – namely the Galaxy Note III, which should be officially announced in September at IFA 2013. While the original Note took design cues from the Galaxy S2, and the Note II resembles the Galaxy S3, the Note III will not follow the Galaxy S4 when it comes to looks.
Interestingly, HTC has already criticized the build quality of the Galaxy S4 – another reason for the South Korean giant to make sure the Note III will be superior from this point of view.
The Note III should sport a 5.9 inch Full HD AMOLED display, featuring an Exynos 5 Octa processor, 13MP rear camera, and possibly Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (alongside many new software enhancements).