If there is one thing that Samsung Galaxy rumors do well, it's how they contradict themselves. A new report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sport a 5.99-inch display, less than a week after it was rumored that the device would have a 5.7-inch display.
Now, according to MT Media, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will begin production in August and be released in September, which backs up previous rumors about production and release dates that have yet to be confirmed. However, the Korean news website MT Media says the Galaxy Note 3 will feature a 5.99-inch Super AMOLED flexible display, not only claiming the phone will return to its formerly rumored size but also rehashing a rumor about a flexible display.
Early musings about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 proposed a flexible OLED display after the Korean manufacturer introduced its Samsung Yuom flexible display technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Those rumors died down after Samsung announced in April that it had hit a snag in the development of its flexible display. Many proposed that this would either delay the release of the Galaxy Note 3 or push the introduction of flexible displays to another device; however, Samsung has never explicitly stated how flexible OLED technology would effect its device release schedule.
Samsung is reportedly now feeling pressure to release a truly new and innovative product to its flagship brand as many rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy S4 has not met sales expectations. Android Authority notes that competitors such as LG are similarly working on flexible display technology for their upcoming devices and are supposedly a lot further along in their development than Samsung. Additionally, devices such as the recently unveiled Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the rumored HTC One Max (T6) look to be fierce adversaries for the next generation of Samsung Galaxy devices.
With rumors flip-flopping and having no confirmation from Samsung behind them, we advise taking these reports with a grain of salt. However, with summer speeding by, it won't be long before we have more concrete news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to report.
The Galaxy Note 3 is still expected to be unveiled at the IFA Expo in Berlin in September. Rumors suggest a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset for the device and a design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
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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.