While Samsung’s (KRX:005935) highly anticipated Sept. 4 event is just around the corner, the latest round of rumors about the next-generation phablet suggests that the device may fall slightly short of expectations.
Serial Twitter tipster, Evleaks, sent out a tweet on Monday, showing the 'About Device' screen of the SM-N9005, which is believed to be the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The tweet also included an AnTuTu benchmark scorecard for the new phablet.
According to the tweet, the Galaxy Note 3 is likely to be powered by a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz. Although Evleaks did not mention the name of the chipset, the specs hint at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
The tweet also claimed that the Galaxy Note 3 could feature 2.5 GB of RAM, contradicting earlier reports, which had claimed that the device could have 3GB of RAM. In addition, the Evleaks rumor also suggested that the handset could have a full HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and would run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Evleaks also said that the S Pen functionality on the Galaxy Note 3 will remain the same as it was on the original Note and Note 2.
Although Evleaks has an impressive track record when it comes to gadget-related leaks, it'd be best to consider this tidbit with a pinch of salt, keeping in mind that Samsung is just hours away from taking the wraps off its new phablet.
Meanwhile, a leaked internal document of South Korean carrier KT has purportedly revealed that the Korean version of the Galaxy Note 3 will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, instead of Samsung’s octa-core Exynos chip. The Snapdragon processor is the only chip that currently supports the new LTE-A networks, which offers speeds up to 150 mbps, SamMobile reported.
Other key features and specs that the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to feature include a 5.68-inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 13-megapixel camera, 32/64GB storage and a microSD slot and 3,200mAh battery.
The handset is also rumored to allow users to record video at 4K resolution, or 3840x2160 pixels and may offer 24-bit/192KHz music playback. The device will likely go up for pre-orders on Sept. 16 in the U.K and Taiwan, with a release date to come later this month.