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Rumors Point Towards the Galaxy Note 3 Launching With Android 4.3 and 3,450mAh Battery

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Only a few weeks ago, Android 4.3 was introduced to the world. As expected, the only devices to get the update so far have been Nexus devices. With a new lineup of devices hitting in the last few months of this year, we could see phones with it sooner rather than later. It’s no secret that the Galaxy Note 3 is coming soon, but could it be the first non-Nexus device to launch with Android 4.3?

As with all devices, the Note 3 had to be certified to work with DLNA devices and when it was inspected it was apparently running a build of Android 4.3. This is usually a fairly good sign that we can expect that build of Android to carry over to the retail model when it launches later this year.

To add to the Note 3 hype, Phone Arena is hearing from a source that the device will come with an absolutely massive 3,450mAh battery packed inside. For some reference, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 that launched earlier this year only has a 3,000mAh battery, making the Note 3 quite a beast.

September 4 is when we should see the Note 3 officially unveiled. Are you excited?

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Via: SamMobile | Phone Arena

  • verZion

    i’ve been extremely satisfied with my note 2. it’s the only 4G phone I’ve kept for more than 90 days. I am 100% going to buy this once it hits $400 on craigslist. i bought two note 2’s in 04/2013 for $400-$425 (Titanium Grey) on VZW… i’m hoping people buy and find them too big so i can swoop a couple up and sell these for $300… ahh, the joy’s of CL and people who buy VZW phones and can’t afford the monthly service bill :D

  • LiterofCola

    Meh, too big for my taste. (I lol’d)

    • Tyler Durden

      Aw @Tim242 will be disappointed to hear :P

  • JuAli

    Kind of surprised to see how many guys on this post loves “big things” lol

  • JuAli

    I just want to ask. Am I the only one who see the similarities with the s4 and the iPhone 5 and 4s and s3???

  • JuAli

    Nothing but a giant s4!! Lol….I pass!

  • NOTE_THIS

    SAMSUNG, give us this BEASt!!!!!
    NOTE 3 FTW!

  • Preach2k

    The GNote 3 will be my next phone. I do not know if this is the final render of the phone. I have a friend with the S4 with aluminum battery cover if. I can find it for GNote 3 I will buy it.

  • Ramont Wattie

    *squeals*

  • Rick O’Daniell

    Can’t wait to add this one to my Galaxy collection.

  • Such

    CAN’T WAIT!! My Note 2 has probably been the best phone I’ve ever owned. I can leave LTE on & still get 30-36 hours of battery life with 4-5 hours of screen on time and even then all I do is swap my battery out of the battery charger & I’m good to go.

  • Armus

    I like my note 2 but it’s s bit too big. This is going to be crazy hard to use, especially one hand

  • Paul Christopher

    This is most definitely going to be my next device. My bionic needs to be retired. It was a good phone until the last update that broke wifi and made my phone almost unresponsive with data enabled.

  • Stewie

    Has Samsung learned anything from all the lawsuits put on them by Apple? C’mon … if Apple patented the sides of the iphone, then it was done out of either pure stupidity, or to annoy them, because from the side ….

    • Payaso

      It’s a fan made render.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    My mouth literally dropped and my eyebrows furrowed when I read 3,450 mAh battery. Now comes the saliva.

  • viewthis66

    heck yeah i’m excited! this most likely will replace my GS3.

    • Payaso

      Gonna give my dad his first smart phone as the Galaxy S4 and get this!

  • ToddAwesome

    Ladies and gentlemen, my next phone.

  • TechTitan

    With the overall battery improvements in 4.3, this thing is going to be insane on battery life!

  • Tommy Thompson

    Why is everyone commenting about the mockup? IT’S NOT REAL.. It’s a fan made render that’s been out for months..

    • ericdabbs

      Who cares if its a fan made render. I actually like the render of this phone except for one thing. This phone render doesn’t really indicate where the speaker is located. Its usually on the back but I don’t really see on there. Other than that, I like it.

      • Tommy Thompson

        Read through the comments.

  • jboogie1289

    Man, c’mon with this thang!! I’m already ready!

  • Bryan Kirby

    Everyone here loves battery life, right? Well, I doubt this phone will hold a candle to the Droid Maxx (Gawd, what an awful name!), considering that it has a 3300 mAh battery, 720p resolution, and “only” a 5 inch display. Put me in the camp switching from the GNex to the Maxx.
    AND you get near stock Android plus the nice Moto X features!

    • jboogie1289

      Byeeeee!

    • Tommy Thompson

      And only on Verizon, whereas the Note 3 will be on every major carrier.

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      If the Note 3 comes out with a 3,450 mAh battery it will be larger than the MAXX battery so what exactly are you talking about not holding a candle?

      • Bryan Kirby

        The Note has a 4.5% larger battery, but is powering so many more pixels. The battery life on the Maxx, without a doubt, will be longer.

        • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

          Ahh, good point.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Actually, the Maxx has a 3500mAh battery. So, in a much smaller chassis, it has a larger battery.

          I’m sure the Note 3 will be great for phablet lovers, but Motorola is still the battery king.

  • Dave

    I’m pretty sure it was the first device that shipped with 4.1 also last year.

  • Chris512

    Every time a phone comes out that has a home button, “looks like eye-fone” comments are soon to follow. Get over it.

  • yummy

    Tasty

  • joejoe5709

    Ok hear me out because I have never said this about any Android phone ever. That looks like a giant iPhone. I ummmm… actually kind of think Apple has a case with this one. That’s really pushing it, Samsung. Then again, I’ll reserve final judgement for some hands-on shots. Press renders don’t always represent how the phone looks in person. And I’m sure it’ll be a beast of a phone. Interesting how this segment is really taking off. Who knows. Maybe in a year or two we’ll see a Nexus 6! Haha.

    • joejoe5709

      OK I’ve read some of the other comments and apparently it might be a fan render not a press render. That makes sense and I can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • PhoenixPath

    “As expected, the only devices to get the update so far have been Nexus devices.”

    GPe devices != Nexus devices, Eric…

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    I wonder if the build quality is going to be better – that’s the only thing keeping me from Samsung phones.

    I just root and rom anyway, so Touchwiz would be gone soon enough.

    • KleenDroid

      I wonder where you read your opinion.

      • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

        I’ve had a Galaxy Nexus and a Note II, but my Nexus 4 build quality wrecks both of them. I didn’t have to read it because I’ve experienced it myself.

        • joejoe5709

          Other than the glass, right?

  • EC8CH

    Ok… that looks like a huge iPhone… sorry but it does.

    • PhoenixPath

      …or … not? (Image attached is an iPhone 5)

      • EC8CH

        Yeah… look at the profile shot.

        I’m no Apple troll, but it’s pretty clear where Samsung got their inspiration for this latest design.

        • Tyler Durden

          So take a 4in design and turn it into a 6in design…….. Right

        • PhoenixPath

          …the “metal” ring, right? Doesn’t matter that the buttons are completely different or anything, but if anyone uses that metal ring, it’s a copy?

          Well, it’s an opinion I guess. We all have ‘em…

        • Tommy Thompson

          That latest design that Droid Life posted is FAN render that’s been out for months.

          • EC8CH

            So that’s a fan render and not a leak?

            Thank god because that photo is a pretty blatant copy.

          • Tommy Thompson

            Not a leak, not an actual picture of the device.

    • Tyler Durden

      Nothing like an iPhone. Don’t give Ron another reason to make an article like that again.

    • blix247

      Its the flat side with the sandwich style. It definitely resembles it from the side. The front looks pretty different, at least from my eyes.

      • TechTitan

        This isn’t a manufacturer render anyway right?

        • EC8CH

          guess not… just a fan render.

    • starnovsky

      It does. But there is nothing wrong about it. It just a flat slab with rounded angles, a very generic geometric form.

  • Mason Lammers

    Has anyone heard if it will include the infrared eye for television controls like the S4 has?

    • SA_NYC

      I googled that same thing yesterday and found unsubstantiated allegations from a couple of months ago that it would. But nothing firm. I think it’s highly likely, given that the S4 has it, but that’s just an assumption on my part. I certainly hope it turns out to be the case.

  • Ghassan Shubbar

    Hell Ya brother

  • SA_NYC

    As an owner of the Note 2 for a mere month, I’m pleasantly shocked how much I like it, even with the unnecessary physical home button and Sense or TouchWiz or whatever Sammy calls its silly skin. (You can tell how much attention I pay to that–tried routing but couldn’t get it to work with my VZW device, so gave up live with the skin.) Coming from the GNex, the battery life on the Note is absolutely incredible, and is one of the aspects I most like about the phone. (Wait, you mean I can actually keep my phone on LTE? And the battery won’t be drained in a couple of hours??) If the 3 is even better, then that’s, well, even better. I am already planning on selling my 2 and picking up the 3 as soon as it’s available. And no, I have zero use for the stylus, it’s a great phone regardless.

  • dmagicp

    Can someone please tell us that the phone is too big again? I never get tired of hearing it. /s

    • pastaguy

      This phone is too big!

    • normmcgarry

      My wife is like 5’1, 100lbs with super tiny hands and absolutely loves the massiveness of my Note 2.

      I can only imagine how I’m going to get made fun of or the jokes that are going to come from this post.

      • Tyler Durden

        5’1? Almost a legal dwarf.

      • Payaso

        So she likes big.. things.. in her hands

      • Jason James

        From your post I figured the only massive thing you’ve put in her hands was a phone? she’s missed having something big to hold while in bed

      • James Hill

        I love women with tiny hands.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    September 10th. Mark your calendars.

  • Ray Gray

    i really dont think making batteries bigger and bigger is the answer but i guess its the easy way out for OEM’s. How about some new battery tech?

    • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

      well 4.3 drastically improved my pitiful VZ GNex battery life, so bigger battery plus 4.3 might just be the riddle solved by Google

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        I just flashed a 4.3 rom on my GNex last night. So far so good. Which one are you running? I saw a few on XDA, but I dont have time to test them all.

      • Ray Gray

        4.3 with touchwiz on top who knows if that will help battery.

      • SA_NYC

        If you feel the GNex battery-life pain like I did, do yourself a favor and get a Note asap…I did a month ago when I sadly lost my day-one GNex, and literally I can’t believe how much better my smartphone existence is, simply because of the battery life on this thing (the Note 2). Coming from the GNex, it’s truly amazing. I mean like triple the battery life, no exaggeration.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Well, that’s not surprising considering it is a much more efficient processor, much more efficient cellular radio, and the battery is nearly double the capacity.
          So, I’m glad you’re happy with your device, but comparing it to a 2 year old device is not much of a comparison.

          • EC8CH

            To be fair though the GNex has always had pretty bad battery life, even compared to the competition when it launched.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Which is why I’m not disputing his claim, merely trying to make sure it is put into perspective.

            Battery life is exceptionally variable, almost to the point that comparisons are larger academic. I think that is why many of the 2013 reviews that I’ve seen don’t even have a battery life comparison. More of a “I got through a day no problem”-type impression.

    • Zach B.

      That’s the big issue with smartphones. Software tweaks only can go so far. The truth is the fundamentals of phone batteries hasn’t really changed in years, and new technologies aren’t quite yet ready for market. The only thing we can really do is shove as much battery in the nooks and crannies as possible.

      Simply speaking, the advances in cell phone/smartphone technology has greatly outpaced the advances in battery technology

  • Cody Revels

    Eh, thats too big, I dont want it. Dont care about the Notes or similar phones. Lol

  • cush2push

    I want this phone

  • jbdan

    Man sized. Looks like iPhone on side profile shot. I’ve tried the “behemoth” phone I just cannot get used to it as a “phone”

  • Warwick

    That’s a nice looking phone.

    • Guest

      Looks just like a large iphone in every respect but the home button and amount of bezel on the top and bottom. . .

      • normmcgarry

        I agree. It is pretty bad that I prefer the ugly plastic look over the iPhone ripoff look.

        • EC8CH

          Say what you want about specs, but the Moto X has nailed down a pretty great exterior hardware design that looks good, is unique, and appears to be very ergonomic.

          All the other manufactures still look like they are copying everyone else’s lead or making really weird decisions like HTC’s capacitive buttons, or LG’s back buttons.

          • normmcgarry

            I didn’t say anything about the Moto X, why did you reply to me?

          • EC8CH

            Just pointing out Samsung still apparently is fixated on following Apple’s designs, and they should follow Moto’s lead in coming up with a unique design style of their own.

          • Tyler Durden

            But the Moto X looks like a Gnex.

          • EC8CH

            The front yes (and that’s a very very good thing)
            Everything else not really.

          • Tyler Durden

            Still not “unique”.

          • EC8CH

            I’d say all of the other differences besides the front most certainly classify the Moto X’s design as unique.

          • Dave

            I’d bet the shirt off my back the GN3 destroys the MotoX in sales….that’s what companies truly care about…

          • decidedtochangename

            But not what most of us care about. Otherwise we’d all be talking about what phones sell for $0 – $100.

          • Big_EZ

            I bet the Moto X development is gonna destroy the Note 3 development….thats what most of us techies here care about. The Note 2 has decent development, just like my Bionic and RAZR MAXX, but those had locked bootloaders. My Droid X had much more development and it was looked down. A lot of devs love Motorola, and with a bootloader that I’m sure will be cracked quickly and being the first “Google inspired” phone since the OG, many will flock back to Motorola.

          • ToddAwesome

            But, “techies” are not the “many” and what have you….

          • Big_EZ

            But “techies” are the many on this site. I’m sorry if I offended you Samsung share holders.

          • ToddAwesome

            You clearly own more shares of Motorola than I do of Samsung.

          • Big_EZ

            That’s the reason I bought a Note 2, and probably a Note 3 (unless Motorola releases a 5″+ phone with microSD slot). He made a statement about sales and what companies care about. I made a statement about development and what most people on this site care about. I’m not saying he’s wrong, I’m just pointing out the fact that sales don’t matter unless it’s your pocket that’s effected.

          • ToddAwesome

            Correct, nobody is technically wrong in this argument, which is why I’m not sure why the shareholder comment had to be tossed out there, aside from being snarky.

          • oxy moron

            What an idiot…your talkin about “share holders”…but, youre on a note 3 page…tryin to sell the moto s or v or x…whatever one it is with last years internals…

          • Big_EZ

            I’m not trying to sell anyone anything. I only commented on the Moto X because someone else brought it up in a Note 3 article. They are both going to be great (if you think the X is last year’s specs then your the idiot) I love the Note 2, I just wish it had more development (100% working AOSP) the Moto X is going to be more developer friendly and have more development than the Notes. However, I do think the Note 3 will have more sales (which I don’t care about since it doesn’t effect me) I only made that comment because I don’t understand the point of bringing up another phone in a Note 3 thread.

          • Tyler Durden

            That’s like %1 of the smartphone users. Not that many people care about rooting, ROMs, development, etc

          • ToddAwesome

            1% may be high.

          • Big_EZ

            But most people on this site do. I feel sorry if I offended you Samsung share holders, or anyone who has to have the “it phone” because e everyone else does.

          • dmagicp

            I certainly don’t buy any phone just because someone else does. I think that people who make statements like that are ignorant.

          • James Hill

            You have common sense.

          • Preach2k

            Moto X is the first phone from Google and Motorola should be a top notch phone. But it is mid-range. Gnote 2 is still one of the best phones out along with the HTC One and S4. This phone is not in the league with the others. I was so disappointed and not impressed at all with this phone. I will most Likely get the GNote 3.

          • Big_EZ

            The Moto X isn’t a mid range phone. So far by all reviewers it’s just as fast as all the other phones you mentioned. And the Note 2 is the best phone out, and probably will be until the Note 3 (at least that’s my opinion) but it doesn’t make the Moto X a mid range phone.

          • ericdabbs

            I honestly don’t see why people are complaining so much about the LG’s back buttons especially since you haven’t tried it yourself. Who became the authority to say that power and volume buttons have to be on the side of the phone. Tell me that you don’t hold your phone in a way where the back buttons may be more convenient for you. I have to personally try it for myself and I am going to reserve judgement until I do so.

            I find it ironic that you think that LG’s power and volume back buttons are not unique. I think its an interesting way to think about where button placement can be. For all we know the buttons on the side could prevent further thinness to the phones since they have to take up some space.

            Also about the Moto X design, its great and all that you can customize it….OH WAIT you have to be an AT&T customer. Motorola really dropped the ball when they made this exclusive to AT&T just like how Apple dropped the ball when they made the iPhone exclusive to AT&T. In both these instances, the OEM could have made a lot more money if they gave this option to all 4 major carriers. Motorola can have fun getting the 5% smartphone market share just from AT&T customers.

          • michael arazan

            I still want to know more about the Moto X Battery consumption though.

            I hope K. writes another article about his battery life after a couple weeks or so with it.

      • starnovsky

        iPhone is a nice looking phone.

    • starnovsky

      Looks like Samsung is going to have another hit device

  • Tyler Durden

    I bet the HTC Max will still be on 4.2

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      i wouldnt be surprised if it actually came with 4.1. I’d love to own a One or the upcoming Max, but HTC’s rep on updates scares me.

      • Tyler Durden

        And whatever it comes with…it definitely doesnt have a stylus and that’s the point of big phones.

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          This is true. I thought LG would attempt it with their G2, but no. It’s like they dont want to challenge Samsung. They need to, so it drives more innovation.

  • Carl W.

    Sooooo big

    • cush2push

      that’s what she said