Rumors about the Samsung Note 2 replacement, the Galaxy Note 3 release date has been doing the rounds for quite some time now though we seem to be heading towards a culmination of it all. Nothing is confirmed but Samsung has been sending out press invites for an event titled Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 planned on September 4th, just 2 days ahead of the IFA 2013 event kicking off.
However, the South Korean tech giant did include a cryptic message to go with the invitation, which reads ‘Note the Date 04.09.2013 Berlin’, which makes us believe it being the Galaxy Note 3 that the event will yield.
The eventual release date of Galaxy Note 3 is pegged around late September though the actual date is expected to be revealed on September 4 itself. At least, the late September release does seem relevant for the US even though the device is not being launched in the US. Samsung will surely try to ensure the Note 3 breaks into the US retail scene soon enough given the lackluster performance of the Galaxy S4 and the increasing competition in both the smartphone and phablet segment.
Both HTC and Sony has upped the ante in the phablet segment by launching the One Max and the Xperia Z Ultra respectively. The enhanced competition could somehow make the launch schedule of the Note 3 a bit sketchy as Samsung devices are to some extent dependent on carrier’s discretion.
As for the it’s specs, the Note 3 is likely to feature a 5.68 inch full HD AMOLED display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There will be two variants of the Note 3 codenamed SM-N900 and SM-9005. While it is the 1.8 GHz Octa core Exynos 5420 processor seems certain for the model codenamed SM-N900, the Snapdragon 800 chip is likely to be the candidate for SM-9005. The device is rumored to have a 3 GB RAM along with a 13 mp camera at the rear. As for the operating system, its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that seems more likely. However all can be confirmed on September 4, the Galaxy Note 3 release date.