And then again, like a wild Snorlax, yet another rumor surfaces over the interwebz, another epic story about the legendary Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This weird half smartphone half tablet thingy was so rumored in the last few months that I’m wondering if it will ever hit the shelves in my life time. Samsung’s marketing department is playing with our nerves, teasing us to death, don’t you think?
This time, we have images and some benchmarks of the phablet, which has to compete with other Android high end devices, like the “soon to come” flagship Motorola Moto X, the love child of Google and Hello Moto.
The Chinese website Weibo just released 2 photos of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3, revealing its ample display and some of the internal components. The dubious thing is that in 2013, the tech paparazzi used an old Nokia dumb phone for taking pictures, as they appear to be of very low quality and they are not very plausible, failing to reveal any actual details of the Note 3. So, you must take them at face value, there’s no guarantee whatsoever that you’re laying your greedy geeky eyes on the “real thing”.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date should be just a month from now, so it’ expected for more leaks to hit the web in the following weeks.
Along with these pictures, we have a more interesting thing, the GFX benchmark of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which reveals significant details about the beast. According to the benchmark, the device tested is codenamed hltelgt (the Android version is SM-N900L) and features a 1920 x 1080 resolution touchscreen, the Note 3 will be powered by a 2.3 GHz quad core CPU, running on the famous Snapdragon 800 SoC, with Adreno 330GPU graphics and pre-loaded with Android 4.3 JellyBean. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 official launch date is expected to be in early September at IFA 2013, so stick around for more news as they happen.