The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is making regular appearances in rumors these days and the latest reports share purported sketches of the device, as well as specs and a benchmark courtesy of AnTuTu.
The latest leaked pictures come from the official Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) manual, according to Dutch tech website Sim Only Radar. Featuring a device that looks eerily similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 as per previous rumors, the included specs, believed to have come from the manual, propose most of the specs already accepted for the Galaxy Note 3.
The specs suggest a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, which many reports appear to now be leaning toward in the debate of whether the Galaxy Note 3 will have a 5.7-or-5.99-inch display. Conflicting rumors have also suggested either an AMOLED or LCD screen.
Another debate appears to be resolved with the suggestion of two processor variants. According to these specs the Galaxy Note 3 will have either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or an Exynos 5 Octa processor. Recently, reports had been leaning toward the Snapdragon processor.
The remaining specs appear standard and include a 13-megapixel camera with auto-focus, 1080p video recording and Xenon Flash. In the sketches we see the likelihood of a physical camera button on the bottom right side of the Galaxy Note 3 handset, something that is missing from the Galaxy S4. Rounding out the specs are AGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, USB OTG support, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/a and an unspecified version of the Android Jelly Bean operating system.
In addition to the leaked sketches and specs, tech website Android Spin has uncovered a supposed AnTuTu benchmark that tested a 1.9GHz processor, believed to be the Exynos 5 Octa chipset. According to the benchmark, the Galaxy Note 3 scored 33,082 while running the Android 4.2.2 operating system.
Benchmarks, which are intended to test the processing speed of a device or its programs, are often used as rudimentary indicators of the quality of a gadget. During a device's pre-release, benchmarks often end up being fakes. For example, a previously leaked benchmark earned a score of 28,000 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 handset reportedly containing a 1.6GHz processor and Android 4.3. While benchmark rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, their general consensus is that most expect the device in consideration, in this case the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, to be fast.
The Galaxy Note 3 likely will clock in impressive processing speeds. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor proposed for the device not only clocks in at 2.3GHz, it also enables LTE-A connectivity, which allows for network speeds of 150 Mbps. The Exynos 5 Octa processor will likely also clock in super fast speeds if included in the Galaxy Note 3. The Exynos 5 Octa chipset is notably featured in an international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 clocking in at 1.6GHz, while Samsung's home country of Korea had an Exynos variant of the Galaxy S4 that clocked in at 1.8GHz. Knowing the speed potential of the Exynos 5 Octa chip, many previous rumors have suggested clock speeds around 2.0GHz.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.