Samsung Galaxy Note 3, New Nexus 7 Certified In Indonesia: Does Latest Filing Confirm The Devices?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung may delay the release of the Exynos octa-core version of the Galaxy Note 3 due to heat-related issues. Reuters

With so many reported sightings of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in recent weeks, it’s hard to believe that reports about the next Galaxy Note must still be considered rumors. However, the latest news pushes the device a lot closer to confirmation. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has reportedly been certified in Indonesia, indicating that the device is in fact on its way to release.

The Note 3 and its model number, SM-N900, have been discovered in a filing for POSTEL Indonesia, a certification body in the South Pacific country. According to the July 4 filing, the Note 3 is certified in Korea, China and Vietnam. The filing gives no other information about the Note 3. However, many are certain this sighting is confirmation of the device.

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Prior Sightings

This news about the Note 3 follows similar sightings. Recently, the device was discovered in India’s Zauba database, which indicated that the Note 3 in varying model numbers was imported from Korea to India for research and development. Many consider that some of the model numbers, SM-N900T, SM-N900A, SM-N900V and SM-N900S, coincide with the Note 3 releasing on the AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint networks, respectively.

Prior to that, the Note 3 showed up on Samsung’s User Agent Profiles under the model numbers SM-N900T and SM-N900A, indicating that the Note 3 will have a 5.7-inch 1080p Full HD display.

The Note 3 and its model numbers have also been seen on the Samsung Kazakhstan website as well as Samsung’s main website. Even without a confirmation from Samsung, the Note 3 seems much to present to not be real.

Currently, rumors expect the Note 3 to be unveiled on Sept. 4 during the preview days of the IFA Expo in Berlin. Among its rumored specs are a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and the Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean operating system.

New Nexus 7 Also Certified

Meanwhile, the new Nexus 7 was also discovered in POSTEL Indonesia filings, which has also been taken as confirmation of the device. Similarly, the new Nexus 7 remains shrouded in rumors despite several sightings at the FCC and an internal specs leak from and Asus representative, among many other reports.

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The new Nexus 7 is supposed to be a spec-upgraded version of the first-generation Nexus 7, which was popular due to its high quality and low price tag. Reports indicate that the Wi-Fi version of the new Nexus 7 will sell for the same $199.99 price as its original, while versions upgraded with LTE capability will cost a bit more.

The new Nexus 7 is also rumored for a late July release in conjunction with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. Among its rumored specs are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 7-inch 1980 x 1200 LED display, 2GB of RAM and internal storage up to 32GB of ROM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixels front camera, LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC connectivity and a 3950mAh battery.

Do you take the POSTEL Indonesia filings as confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the new Nexus 7? Let us know in the comments below.

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