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Specifications for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 leaked alongside design

Samsung’s third generation smartphone-come-tablet is set to launch later this year behind the already blockbuster Galaxy S4, and we’ve now got a set of specifications with which we can compare the incoming model to the growing number of similar devices.

Dutch mobile site SIM Only Radar revealed specs for the Samsung Galaxy Note III alongside some very basic schematic design drawings which show how the phone is expected to look.

Design-wise the Note III looks to be a mixture of part S4, part Galaxy Mega and part Galaxy Note II. The familiar Samsung Galaxy shape is right there, with the addition of a new physical camera button on the right edge of the phone. This is said to pair up with a bigger and better camera sensor, of which we don’t yet know the specifics. We do know however that the flash module is upgraded from LED to Xenon, so those low light shots should look much better.

Samsung will stretch the screen to the very edge of the casing with the Note III, cramming a larger 5.7-inch touchscreen into a frame that’s very similar in size to the Note II. That display will also be upgraded in quality, jumping to a crispy Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. We’ve previously heard that the screen size would be closer to 6-inches, so these new details differ quite a bit from the previous crop of rumours.

Interestingly we’re told that there will be two different models of Galaxy Note III: One with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processor and one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip running at a cool 2.3GHz. This case is very similar to the Galaxy S4, with the Samsung chip-equipped version hitting the US and the Qualcomm variant headed elsewhere, including the UK.

It’s widely expected that Samsung will officially reveal the Galaxy Note III at the annual IFA event in Berlin, which takes place at the start of September.

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