News of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 continues to point to a release soon. The latest word is that the device has passed through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s database and is now certified as compatible across all Bluetooth standards.
In this Bluetooth SIG certification we see a Galaxy Note 3 with the model number SGH-N075, which coincides with a handset for the Japanese NTT DoCoMo network, tech website RBMen reports.
It is now customary to see anticipated handsets surface at Bluetooth SIG as well as at the Federal Communications Commission within weeks before release. Android Authority notes that certification from both organizations is essential for distribution and sale of devices, so an appearance at either or both is a good sign that a device is right on schedule for release.
Gotta Be Mobile proposes that seeing a Bluetooth SIG certification for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 so early could indicate that Samsung will release it sooner after its unveiling than it has in the past. The original Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 were released roughly one month after being unveiled; however, recent reports indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will begin shipping to carriers and retailers immediately following its Sept. 4 unveiling, which could mean it will release shortly after that.
Observers note that many recent Samsung devices, including the Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, have shipped and released fairly quickly after being unveiled. With such competitor devices as the iPhone 5S and the HTC One Max also expected to be unveiled and released within the same time frame as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it appears that Samsung aims to beat its adversaries with an early unveiling and speedy release. The iPhone 5S will reportedly be unveiled on Sept. 10.
Currently, reports indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship a 32GB model as its main internal storage option to ensure users are not disappointed with the amount of ROM available for personal use. AT&T has been pinpointed among the carriers, which will power the Galaxy Note 3 in the U.S. The Galaxy Note 3 is also expected to ship in two processor variants: a model with a 1.8GHz Exynos 5420 processor and another model with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Reports indicate that the device will initially come only in the Snapdragon 800 processor variant, which may account for at least 4 million of the Galaxy Note 3 handsets shipped for its release.
While none of these rumors are yet confirmed by Samsung, we are certain the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled on Sept. 4 at a Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin preceding the 2013 IFA Expo.
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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.