Samsung Galaxy Note III design revealed through leaked sketches, Xenon flash in tow
Samsung is widely expected to announce the next Galaxy Note phablet at the beginning of September. Yesterday we heard that the company is going to hold a press conference on September 3, and that’s almost certainly where the Galaxy Note III will first see the light of day.
Today we get a taste of what the superphone will look like, thanks to a couple of sketches that are said to be taken right from its user manual. These were sent to Sim Only Radar earlier, and sure enough they depict a device with Samsung’s trademark design for the past couple of years, the one you see in basically all its recent phones.
Alongside the sketches came some new information about specs too. Interestingly, it looks like the Galaxy Note III will sport a Xenon flash, something that’s still incredibly rare in the smartphone world. This, otherwise known as a “proper flash”, will help tremendously with low-light image capture and should differentiate the next Galaxy Note from its many competitors. Furthermore, the handset will sport a dedicated camera button too, something that Samsung really isn’t known for. The rear camera will be a 13 MP unit.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III will also have a 5.7-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, and it will run Android Jelly Bean from day one (though whether that will be version 4.2 or 4.3 is still up in the air at this point). Chipset-wise, we can once again expect multiple versions of the superphone. There will be at least two – one featuring Samsung’s own Exynos ‘octa-core’ CPU, and the other using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz.