Despite making an amazing promise to its users anticipating their next flagship smartphone during the launch of the HTC One, HTC seems to have let everyone down with reports of delays of the phone and talk of its poor financial standing. Their recent launch of the HTC First and the Facebook Phone or FaPhone has however not overshadowed the much anticipated HTC One. Samsung, on the other hand, is the undisputed leader in the smartphone market globally and is almost unseating Apple’s iPhone in the US market. Now that they have announced their next flagship smartphone Samsung galaxy S4, we, the fans, now put our focus on their next big thing, the Note 3.
High end devices in the market – both current and upcoming – including HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, LG’s Optimus G, Droid DNA and Motorola’s X Phone have one thing in common: They are have or will have massive screens by today’s standards. What should we expect of the Note III that the Galaxy S4 does not have? What will make the phablet different from the smartphone? What are the things that will make me want to buy both the Note III and the Galaxy S4? Here is what we think:
a) Exynos 5 Octa –core Processor
Most of us were very excited when we learnt that Samsung had finally managed to fix the power and heating issues on their 8 core processors earlier this year and would be equipping their next high end devices with them. However, it was disappointing to learn that most of the Galaxy S4 smartphones will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processors and not the octa-core. What we expect now is that the Note III will come with Exynos 5 octa-core CPUs across the board since the company says that the new chips support LTE with no problems.
b) A larger 6 inch display
Soon after they launched the SIII with a 4.8 inch screen, Samsung launched the Note II with a 5.5 inch screen. Now that the company has announced the S4 with a 4.99 inch screen, we can only assume that the Note III will come with a 6 inch screen since it appears smartphones have now taken over the 5.0 to 5.9 inch screen range. Rumor is that the Note III will come with a 6 inch full HD PHOLED screen later this year, further pushing the limits of phablets.
c) Samsung S Orb Camera
The S4 will be hitting the shelves later this month and it comes with a completely re-imagined camera app that ranks it the best smartphone for still picture and video capture according to folks at xda developers. The Note III however may kick this a notch higher as it is rumored to come with Samsung’s S Orb feature that stitches images into a 360° guided panoramic shots. However, this is just a rumor, but we hope the Note III will indeed feature a new camera feature.
d) Unbreakable PHOLED display
The bigger screen that the Note III will be coming with means that there are higher chances of it breaking or getting damaged. Samsung is keen on improving the display quality and the quality and durability of the devices it makes. The Note III will supposedly feature an unbreakable screen with PHOLED technology on its full HD screen. This means that the display will be flexible, thereby making it almost impossible to break. Despite the larger screen, the Note III will not be any more power hungry than the Note II thanks to Samsung’s resolve to invest in ‘green technologies’.
As we wait for the Note III, let us hope that it will come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out-of-the-box and all of these, and more, features and specs.