With the Samsung Galaxy Note III’s unveiling fast approaching at the “Unpacked Event” in Berlin this September 4, we are hearing more rumors. By now, we have a good idea of most specifications of the Note III:
- Exynos 5420 Octa-Core or Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (depending on the market)
- 5.7-inch FHD AMOLED Display
- 3GB of RAM
- 13 million pixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) & Xeon Flash
- 150Mbps LTE-Advanced support
- Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac
- Battery capacity of 3450mAh
With the launch of the Galaxy Note II and then their Galaxy S4, Samsung started a trend of releasing their latest flagship with the latest Android version. We were hoping for Android Jelly Bean 4.3, but had no solid evidence until today, where SamMobile came across the DLNA certification for the Note III that confirms it will indeed launch with the latest edition of Android – 4.3.
Once there was confirmation from the DLNA certificate, SamMobile wasted no time in sending out a tweet with the good news. This news will make many perspective Note III purchasers happy, while making many Moto X and LG G2 buyers somewhat upset, as they will be waiting for an update to Android 4.3, since they are being released with Android 4.2.
There were test files circulating that indicated the Note III was running Android 4.3, so this documentation all but confirms our past expectations. Android 4.3 represents only a handful of changes from 4.2, but they add important features such as:
- Restrictive profiles for parents to control their kids viewing (tablet)
- Bluetooth Smart support that opens Android up to a wealth of new mobile Apps
- 3-D graphics for gamers
- OpenGL ES 3.0 for the latest high performance graphics
- Auto completion for letters and numbers on the phone dial pad
- Easier text input
- Virtual surround sound
We only have a few more weeks until the revealing of this newest rendition of the Galaxy Note III series. Are you looking forward to either upgrading from the Note II or buying your first phablet?