Samsung released a new beast in the smartphone industry called the Galaxy Note in September 2011, since then many other smartphone manufacturers are trying hard to compete in this part of the smartphone world too.
Keeping in view the failure of some “phablets” of that time like Dell Streak, the critics predicted the failure of Galaxy Note but the results were surprisingly different.
Galaxy Note featured a 5.3-inch display with 285 ppi pixel density and was powered by Dual core Exynos chip coupled with 1 GB of Ram. The most interesting part of this phablet was an S-Pen stylus. Samsung was brave enough to add a stylus to the phablet and made some interesting tweaks to their software like S-Note which fully utilized the capabilities of this pen. Samsung Galaxy Note became a hit and millions of devices have been sold all around the world.
In less than a year Samsung released Galaxy Note II in August and following the footsteps of the original Note, the Galaxy Note II was even a bigger hit with more than 10 million devices sold till date.
Note II arrived in USA on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular in October and November. Note II featured a slightly bigger 5.5-inch display along with Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 processor coupled with hefty 2 GB of Ram. It also came with a new S-Pen with enhanced features.
Just after 6 months of the Note II launch, we are now hearing some rumors about the upcoming Galaxy Note III. According to the Korea Times, we could see Note III coming in the second half of this year. This seems promising as both the previous Galaxy Note phones were announced at IFA which is held every year in Berlin and as the rumor states we could see Galaxy Note III announcement at IFA in August this year.
Korea Times suggests that Galaxy Note III will have a bigger 5.9-inch 1080p AMOLED display but reports also say that Samsung won’t use a flexible display.
Note III is most likely to use Exynos 5 Octa processor as Samsung states that it is 70-percent less power hungry than a typical quad-core Cortex A15 processor which means that Galaxy Note III will not only perform better than the Note II but will have a longer battery life too.
Some other rumors claim that Samsung will make some tweaks to the pen and will be upgrading phone’s camera to 13 megapixels.
We will have to wait and see if these rumors turn out to be a reality but for now we are all excited about the Samsung Galaxy S IV which will be announced on 14 March 2013 in New York. So stay tuned for the updates!!