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Samsung to Announce Galaxy Note 3 at This Year’s IFA in Berlin?

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According to new rumors out of Korean Times and SamMobile, Samsung is looking to showcase their upcoming Galaxy Note 3 at this year’s IFA. IFA is taking place this year during September 6-11 in Berlin, Germany. For those that don’t remember or weren’t following the launch of the Galaxy Note 2, it was unveiled at last year’s IFA, which would allow this rumor to be well received. 

From what we have seen rumored, this device could come with a gigantic 5.9″ OLED display, as well as Samsung’s new Exynos Octa processor.

Thoughts from my fellow Note cult members?

Via: SamMobile

  • Drake B

    I just want to note that I wish Samsung would add a detachable bluetooth ear phone on their phablets. One that is ready to use upon detachment and is placed within the contour shape on the side of the phablet body.

    It doesn’t need a lot of battery juice like the typical earphone because once you’re done talking with it, it will go right back on the phablet and be recharged. With regard to uncomfortableness on the ear usage this will get better during trial and error in the development stage or successive model issues or they could get it right the first time. And when competition kicks in you’ll see several awesome choices instead. There is only less time to feel uncomfortable with it if it ever. Another feature also is that you won’t look like a geek anymore.

  • everettedl

    Why would Samsung do that considering their trend of having their own release event?

  • SteveTango

    My brother-in-law is desperately waiting for this phone so he can drop his i*hone once and for all. He’s had Apple for 3+ years and cant take it anymore…


    I’m holding out for the Razr Note HD++ Maxx Xtreme GTX

  • GregSki86

    I can’t wait, been kicking myself for getting the G III instead of the Note 2 but if the G IV is looking to be a monster, can’t fathom what the Note 3 would be able to do

  • I really debated about waiting for this thing to come out but went ahead and bought a N2 last weekend. I’m completely thrilled with it. This thing is awesome and I’m pretty sure it’ll be fine until N4 time. As to the hated TW, I just installed GoLauncher and it’s problem solved.

  • Ibrick

    Christ.. I thought we were done with Samsung rumors for a while.

  • Manly Man

    I’m a man and I don’t feel that the Note 2 is made for women at all (although they can surely use one). I love the large screen for games, movies and the internet, and I feel it’s just the right size for one hand, although barely.

    I am definitely looking forward to the Note 3 but Samsung will really have to get creative for it not to feel bigger than the N2. If it feels much bigger, then I’ll pass on it. Otherwise BRING IT ON!!!

  • AlphaNoble

    I hope they don’t make the phone itself any bigger… I love my Note 2 but I honestly I don’t know if I could go any bigger. When it comes to size, ideally it would be an S4 type upgrade.

  • N8shon

    I love my Note 2, but as soon as the Note 3 comes out, I’ll be selling it and picking up the new one. It worked out well last year when I sold my Razr Maxx around Christmas time and bought the Note 2. I’ll probably be doing the same this year. It’s fun getting a new phone every Christmas!

  • DanSan

    yea i agree with a few others, i think they need to slow it down. maybe stagger the releases of phones. do it every 15 or 18 months and release a new flagship phone early year and then a larger size like the note line late year. i feel like by the time a phone gets momentum its replacement is already being announced 6 months into its cycle. the S4 and Note 2 are power houses, there is only so much more they can do without inventing new technologies. they going to just keep loading up more samsung bloatware features?

  • Mike

    I wish someone would make a quality HD phone around 4.3″ to 4.5″ that’s the sweet spot for me. I have the RAZR M and love the form factor but not the screen

  • Liderc

    At least Tim will be happy. Everyone else will still think it’s too large.

  • wm snyder

    Its the NEXT BIG HOUSE PHONE huh Tim?…I mean Thang LITERALY!!!

  • TSY87

    PLEASE redesign how the phone looks!!

  • Brent Cooper

    I love my N2 but id also like to see stylus’s in non note phones too. 5.5 is managabe one handed for me but sometimes id like to have a smaller size and still keep the stylus

  • Why are we even discussing this already?

    • Well looks like everyone already wants to talk about their Note 2’s being out of date already…

      • Welcome to the world of smartphones lol

  • Kyle Miller

    Slow down Sammy Sung. Damn!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Releasing an update to a device once a year is too fast for you?

      • Kyle Miller

        Yes. Think about it. Shelling out $299-$700+ for a phone is not fiscally responsible each year. Allow people to enjoy the product for at least two years. At this rate, you might as well not buy anything because the “newer and faster model” will be out 6 months from the previous.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          And their competition will just wait 2 years too? All mobile companies release phones at the same rate. It’s not about the Consumer it’s about keeping up with Competition. There’s always someone that needs to upgrade. Not every one is on the same upgrade cycle.

        • sarcastro

          So car manufacturers should release new models every 5-10 yrs so people can enjoy their product. Got it.

        • KL Wong

          Just skip to Note 4 if you already have a Note 2. I had a Note 1 and skipped Note 2, waiting for Note 3. Simple. Although I’d love to have the Note 2, I’m still happy with my Note 1, and the advantage of Note 2 having come out was that we all enjoyed the updates that came from the Note 2! So just be happy and stop whining. 🙂

  • PhillipCun

    i think 6″ is pushing it….. the 5.5 size is perfect IMO

    • JoshGroff

      If they can do it without increasing the size too much, it’d be nice. Would have to see when it comes out though.

      • PhillipCun

        Agreed, they need to trim as much fat as they can and more. but 5.5 to 6″ with the same dimensions of the note 2? i don’t think that’s possible. its too big of a jump, but i could be wrong.

        • Jonathan Bunch

          Lose the home button use on screen navigation and boom it would be possible! But realistically I don’t see that happening

          • jboogie1289

            But you don’t get that screen real estate once you do the on-screen button. So basically you’re aren’t getting anything, unless they remove the home button, keep the capacitive buttons but move them down further and gain about .02″. Plus minimize the bezel slightly and BOOM!!!

          • KOBALT

            Ya. Stretch it vertically like the Ip5’s horrible screen dimensions. That thing is hideous.

        • Christopher Riner

          Yeah, probably not like they did with the s4 anyways

        • JoshGroff

          I agree with you, but I think they can keep it relatively the same size.

        • Richard Yarrell

          You’re definitely wrong.

          • squiddy20

            No. You’re definitely wrong. From edge to edge, the Note 2 is 6.74 inches across. But then you have to take off an inch (at least) when taking into account the top and bottom portions of the phone featuring the earpiece and atrocious home button, leaving about 5.6 inches, far too little bezel to be structurally sound.
            Congratulations. I’ve just shown that you are incapable of simple math and estimation.

      • New_Guy

        They were able to get a bigger sceen on the S4 while decreasing the size of the phone, so this is completely plausable.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          The GS3 has a 4.8″ screen… they went to a 5″ screen with the S4. That’s doable. The Note 2 would be a 5.5″ screen to a 6″ that’s significantly bigger.

          • MentatYP

            5.5″ to 5.9″, so 0.4″ difference. Still double the 0.2″ difference on the S4 compared to S3, but not completely unrealistic. As long as the phone doesn’t grow by another 0.4″ diagonal to fit the new screen I think it’ll look fine.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Samsung are the creators of this category everyone else are the pretenders trying to copy Samsung’s every move. If you have the current Galaxy Note 2 be proud NO CURRENT DEVICE on the market today compares period. The Galaxy Note 3 will be even better definitely a first day purchase in my world. Nobody beats Samsung period.

          • squiddy20

            “Samsung are the creators of this category” Wrong. Look no further than the Dell Streak 5. It may not have had record sales, but it was THE first Android phone with a 5 inch screen, and a whole year before the release of the original Note to boot. Samsung is hardly “the creators of this category”. Idiot.

        • TheFirstUniverseKing

          The Galaxy S3 has a lot of wasted space along its bezel, whereas the Note II has a rather minimal bezel, especially along its sides to accommodate its already large screen. They’d likely have to increase the size of the phone, unless they went with a much narrower aspect ratio.

      • Christopher Riner

        Eh, its hard to do it if it won’t increase in size

    • Austin Warren

      They can easily make the screen larger without making the body bigger. example- S4

      • Fattie McDoogles

        .2″ is a lot less than .5″. Not saying it’s impossible but its unlikely that it would be the same size with that big of a screen.

    • Thomas

      I hate to be “that guy”, but that’s what she said

    • Matt

      They already went too far so it doesn’t matter anymore.

  • James

    Cool, my wife swears by her Note 2. She has to have phablet and an active stylus.

    • Alan

      Same here. My lady friend has to have the Note.

      • I too have a lady friend.

        • I too have a friend.

          • TheFirstUniverseKing

            I have something.

          • Zuz

            I wish I had something : (

          • Austin Warren

            I’ll be your something.

        • I have nipples.

      • jeffy

        I have a have.

    • Austin Warren

      I find it funny when women love the Note 2 and men hate it.

      • Same. Seems everytime I see a Note it’s with a chick. My wife wants one and she has squirrel hands.

      • Warwick

        Very true, My lady just ordered one

      • easy answer: women have purses, while men just have pockets. if man bags, aka european carry-alls came into fashion, we’d be toting around 7″ tablets as phones

        • Austin Warren

          And all men don’t have pockets that can fit this phone? I have plenty of room. I’m not overweight so I’m pretty sure unless you’re wearing skinny jeans, you can fit it in pockets.

          • Alan M.

            Skinny jeans people don’t like thick phones. There seems to be a lot people who rage over thick phones around here…

          • Austin Warren

            No rage brah #allcalmoverhere

          • Bob

            Yup. Anyone who emphasizes phone thinness just screams: “I wear skinny jeans so my phones must be thin.”

          • Chuck Norris

            I am Chuck Norris and I approve this comment.

        • jboogie1289

          I have 3 coworkers, that are MALE’s, and they love it! So much that I had to have one. More than satisfied with it!!

          • maybe they are transexuals…

          • jboogie1289

            This deserves a REAL ass comment but I’m not gonna stoop that low!

      • JarJar

        Well, the Note is marketed as a feminine device. So I guess Samsung that’s how Samsung sees it.

      • Jeff

        Yup, the Note is a women’s phone.

        • Chad

          Whatchu talkin’ bout Jeff? Im a man with Sasquatch hands and I got the Note 2 because I like streaming NBA games and it also makes me super productive. Its a perfect phone for me, I went with this over the DNA it was too small…

          • Andre

            The size of your hands doesn’t matter. The Note is a women’s phone.

          • iphones are woman phones and man that would like to be woman

          • Jessica

            It’s okay, Chad, you can use whatever phone you want.

      • Argus

        Because size matters no matter what women tell you.

        • Austin Warren

          Maybe that’s why she doesn’t call me back =(

    • New_Guy

      I just ordered the Note 2 and should be in by Friday. Very excited!

      • We’re all thrilled for you! We’ve been wondering when u were gonna git that thing.

    • Richard Yarrell

      The Galaxy Note 2 is the GOLD STANDARD of technology today. The device every manufacturer is trying to catch up with as well as copying. It’s easily the BEST ultimate all purpose productivity device ever made since the inception of android period. Nothing on the market today compares period it’s not even close the NOTE 2 is in a category of it’s own. I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 on day one of launch without fail knowing full well that the NOTE3 will be the ONLY thing that can top the Note 2 in 2013.

  • Gus

    F: “Is that a Note 2 or are you just happy to see me?”
    M: “Nope, only half a Note 3.” *wink*

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I got my Note 2 late last year and I love it, so I’m good for now. But perhaps I’ll make the switch when the Note 4 comes around.

    • wm snyder

      it will be a tablet by then

      • KL Wong


  • rob281

    Anxiously waiting

  • Maybe the same thing that happened with the note 3 as what happened with the s3 and note 2, we’re the s3 in the United States had the dual core and when the note 2 came out it had the quad core.. So here is hoping the note 3 has the eight cores

  • Traded my s3 for a n2. It’s ok but a bit too big. Going back to the s4 when available. They can keep the 6inch screen.

    • JoshGroff

      I got used to it after the first week, but then again I thought of it more as a replacement for my N7 than for my G-Nex, even though it technically replaced both.

      • New_Guy

        Samsung: “You’re welcome.”

        • Fattie McDoogles

          lol well played!

  • Sunday Lacrymosa

    just imagining the specs on this already make it a day 1 purchase…but im probably gonna settle for the S4

  • Austin Warren

    I AM READY, Might be big, but hey, I like to be different.

  • Time to sell my organs. I’ll take pre-orders.

  • I would buy one sight unseen.

  • will bartlett

    I’d love it but I think the Note 2 is the last non nexus I buy…

    • Same here. Something about the Nexus line that I find sexy. Oh yeah! No TouchWiz! I would love it if they released a 5 incher Nexus or a Nexus Note!

      • will bartlett

        I actually find TW on the Note 2 just fine…i just don’t want to pay the premium for these phones much longer…

        • TouchWiz doesn’t bug me all that much but I prefer stock android WAY more.

        • i don’t mind TW on the gs3 either. you can easily replace the launcher which is the biggest offender, imho. besides, if you aren’t using the s-pen, you just have a big phone.

      • Austin Warren

        Sexy that its cheap in price. Instead having to pay $600.

      • Zuz

        I also don’t mind TW features, I just use the nova launcher on my SGS3

    • PhillipCun

      nexus 5.5 or nexus 6? please google, make 2 nexus…es… nexii?

      • Kenny Larson

        Agreed. A nexus phablet with an active digitizer would be a dream. I love my nexus 4 on ST but I would pony up if they had a Note competitor.

  • interstellarmind

    I’m going to wait for the Note 4. Hopefully all the kinks with the 8-core processor will be worked out by then.

  • Thomas

    Tim : you know I’m on board 😉