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Samsung Galaxy Note III launch date 'leaked'

Samsung Galaxy Note III launch date 'leaked'
Phablet fans out there, the next-generation of the first successful phablet Samsung Galaxy Note seems to be only days away. According to a report in technology blog AndroidGeeks, Samsung will be holding an Unpacked event on September 4 this year, just ahead of IFA 2013 in Berlin, to unveil Samsung Galaxy Note III.

The company unveiled Galaxy Note II at the same tech expo in 2012, triggering speculation that it may launch its successor at the same event this year too. The report claims that Samsung Unpacked event will be a part of IFA, with only members of the press as invitees.

Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to feature a 5.99-inch screen with stylus support. Rumours say that the South Korean manufacturer will use both SuperAMOLED as well as IPS panels for the phablet, depending on the market.

Tech grapevine also suggests that the phone will run on a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor or 1.8GHz eight-core Exynos processor. Considering that Galaxy S4 comes in both variants, Samsung using two CPU options in the upcoming flagship phablet is a possibility.

An Antutu benchmark scorecard of the unannounced Galaxy Note III has also hit the internet, showing a score of 27,914, running on Android 4.3 and powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. Other rumoured technical specifications of Galaxy Note III include 1920x1080p display resolution, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization.

A previously leaked image showed the phone with a big screen, curved edges and chrome stripe along the sides. The blogger who leaked the image posted that the display accounts for 84% of the front panel, suggesting thin bezels.

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