It was at the end of August last year that the newest, class-leading ‘phablet’ stepped onto stage at IFA in Berlin. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 was bigger and better than its predecessor, taking up the display size by half an inch and it could well be that the 2013 follow pulls the same stunt all over again.
It would seem that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is already building momentum only six months after the Note 2’s arrival on the market. Despite reported global sales of the Note 2 having already hit 10 million and still going strong, The Korea Times can confirm that Samsung have already started putting their shopping list together for the Note 3.
According to an official but anonymous spokesperson from the mobile manufacturer, ”Samsung is working on introducing a new phablet using a 5.9-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen. ” Such a screen size would better narrow the gap between the company’s increasingly large flagship smartphone; the Galaxy S4, which is on track to sport a 4.99-inch display when it launches next week and the company’s newly unveiled 8-inch tablet: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which includes phone capabilities.
A 6-inch OLED or more likely AMOLED-toting phablet would suit the trends we’re seeing in the demand for larger displays across mobile devices, however it’s unlikely that Samsung’s flexible display technology, which has appeared at several trade shows internationally, will debut in a commercial sense on the Galaxy Note 3. Apparently, demand for the new display technology is too high with sister company – Samsung Display unable to keep up with demand.
What’s more likely is that the new Note will utilise many of the same specs which are anticipated to grace the Galaxy S4; including the company’s own octa-core processor as well as features like Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.
As Samsung only now looking to be assembling the base components with which to create a successor to the Note 2, we aren’t holding out for any concrete evidence of its existence for the next four or so months at the very earliest.