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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will not feature flexible display or metal design

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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Samsung has reportedly abandoned the metal design and flexible screen for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will greatly resemble the Samsung Galaxy S4, say SamMobile sources, and will do away with the rumoured flexible display and metal body.

A metal body had been reportedly on the cards for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 prototypes, but has been sidelined due to issues with getting the device out on time.

It isn’t known why Samsung has abandoned its plans to introduce a flexible display for the Galaxy Note 3, perhaps also due to production timing issues.

Any mention of an official Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date is still in the wind, but when it does launch, consumers can expect to see the smartphone looks like a supersized, stylus wielding version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rumours

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumoured to sport a reduced bezel, plastic casing and shape similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Tipped to play host to a 5.99-inch Full HD AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will include a digitiser that allows it to function with the stylus.

The Note 3 could add an inch to the Samsung flagship’s screen, which could make it a little large for the average user’s hand. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch screen, while the original Samsung Galaxy Note handset had a screen size of 5.3-inches.

The Samsung Galaxy Note will add an inch to the Samsung flagship’s screen, but add the Samsung S Pen stylus that made the Galaxy Note range a success.

Reportedly packing the eight-core processor missing in the UK edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could have a 13-megapixel camera in the rear and 2-megapixels up front.

Running the latest version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Note 3 will have Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with the new features showcased by the Samsung Galaxy S4.

If you’re not enthralled by the sound of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, read why Samsung is ruining Android.

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Andy

May 16, 2013, 5:26 pm

Samsung has not taken any risks since the release of the original Note in 2011. Their phones are beginning to bore me in terms of design and build quality and I will definitely not be buying the Note 3 after owning the Note & Note 2. Yes they are still selling bucket loads of S4's which is great for them but I wonder if they have perhaps peaked???

vectorious

May 16, 2013, 9:49 pm

How many times can you say the same thing?

"Tipped to play host to a 5.99-inch Full HD AMOLED display"

"The Note 3 could add an inch to the Samsung flagship’s screen"

"The Samsung Galaxy Note will add an inch to the Samsung flagship’s screen"

OK I think we get the message!

Elissa

May 17, 2013, 1:00 am

Wow, you owned a Note & Note 2. You obviously may need a change. I
will be getting the Note 3 even if plastic, you have to put a case on
them anyway. I need something large due to my eyesight. I love the S pen
idea too as I am clumsy with touch screens. There will always be a need
for this style of device.

Doyahn

May 17, 2013, 6:14 am

I highly doubt that Samsung would make the Notes 5.55 inch screen any bigger. If they do maybe 5.65 or even 5.7 but 5.99 is pushing it. At that point it might as well be a tablet. There would also be no point for the Tab series or the Note 8. Just my opinion.

JPSwain

May 17, 2013, 9:05 am

Samsung increased screen size and decreased form factor from Note 1 to Note 2. I can guarantee the overall size of the Note 3 will actually be equal to or less than the Note 2 by reducing bezel dimensions. I'll buy the Note 3 for the incredible specs. For those who think Samsung Galaxy series of phone have peaked, I can tell you it's just beginning. Multi-core processors, 3+ gigs of ram, dual operating systems, 64 bit protocol is on the way. Your desktop and laptop , are obsolete.

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