Rumor Mill: Galaxy Note 3 to Offer 24-bit/192kHz Music Playback, Shoot 4K video and More

August 26, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The rumor mill for the Galaxy Note 3 continues to bring us more rumors to write about. Earlier today, we learned that Samsung was working on a camera with OIS for the Galaxy S5 and it would not be in the Galaxy Note 3. Oh well, not like the camera in the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 2 was bad anyways. Now, Android Authority is reporting that there’s a new report coming out of South Korea about the Galaxy Note 3 being able to record 4K video. Who needs 1080p when there’s 4K? Just imagine how big those video files will be. Additionally, the report says that it’ll offer 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Fi music playback, which should make for some excellent sound. Will it compete with HTC”s Boomsound though?

This report from The Korea Economic Daily, apparently has learned from industry sources that the Galaxy Note 3 will be capable of shooting 4K UHD videos, which gives you a resolution of 3840×2160 (21060p) or  8.3-megapixel, which will look great on those brand new 4K TV sets we saw at CES earlier this year. But do we really need 4K video capturing on the Galaxy Note 3? Probably not, but it’s still fun to brag about to your friends that might be using an iPhone.

This same publication out of Korea is stating that the Galaxy Note 3 is offering a 24-bit/192kHz music playback support, which will match the LG G2’s sound capabilities. LG when they announced their flagship earlier this month, insisted on the phone’s sound capabilities. Which we haven’t gotten a chance to play with the G2 yet, so we can’t say how great or not so great the sound really is.

Remember that these are just rumors, and should be treated as such. So be sure to take these rumors with a grain of salt. All will be revealed next week in Berlin at their Unpacked 2013: Episode 2 event. Which we’ll be covering, as expected. So make sure you keep it locked to Android Headlines for all Galaxy Note 3 news and coverage next week.

How many of you want to shoot 4K video on your next phone or “phablet”?