It seems like the Galaxy Note 2 launched just yesterday, but Samsung is already reportedly preparing to release a successor to its 5.5-inch phablet. Rumors about the Galaxy Note 3 have been circulating for quite some time, but a new tip indicates the third-generation device may be unveiled this quarter.
The folks over at OLED-Display.net have allegedly obtained a document fro Samsung and Korea Investment & Securities detailing the company’s plans over the next few months. A table within the paperwork mentions production of 6-inch panels with delivery scheduled for the end of July.
To little surprise, the document indicates that the Note 3 will not come with Samsung’s flexible displays, which the company has been demoing for more than a year. According to OLED-Display.net, Samsung hasn’t entered the mass production stage just yet—making it impossible to implement this bendable tech in its new flagship.
Interestingly enough, this reportedly leaked document refutes two Galaxy Note 3 rumors we’ve heard in the past. Following the Galaxy S4’s launch Samsung announced a slew of accessories such as the GamePad controller, which supports devices up to 6.3 inches in size. This sparked speculation that the Note would jump almost an entire inch in screen size from 5.5-inches to 6.3-inches. Earlier this year Korean news site Asiae cited industry sources saying that the Note 3 would be the first to feature Samsung’s flexible display technology, although that may not be accurate.
We’ve also been hearing whispers that a Galaxy S4 Mini is in the works, and the document details specifications that are expected to appear in the miniature handset. The alleged S4 Mini will allegedly feature a 1.6-GHz dual-core Exynos 5210 processor with 1GB of RAM and will be powered by a 2,100 mAh battery. It’s also expected to come with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The Galaxy S3 Mini never made its way to the United States, so it’s unclear whether we’ll ever see this model hit shelves stateside.
It’s important to remember that Samsung hasn’t even confirmed the existence of either device, so there’s no telling whether or not this information is valid. Samsung unveiled its second-generation Galaxy Note at Berlin’s annual IFA conference, so we may hear more from the Korea-based company come early September.