Samsung had no trouble selling five million units of the Galaxy Note 2 in just two months, but attention has already shifted toward the next bigger thing in the Galaxy Note family. How do you top a flagship “phablet” that boasts a 5.5-inch screen, an improved S Pen stylus, a speedier 1.6-GHz quad-core processor and a slimmer design? Officially, Samsung hasn’t uttered a word about its plans for the Galaxy Note 3, but that hasn’t stopped speculation from spreading. Here’s a roundup of all the rumors flooding the Web.
Rumors have been inconsistent when it comes to a specific screen size, but it’s all but certain that we’ll see a larger display on Samsung’s next “phablet.” The most recent leak to come from MK News reports that the Note 3's screen size may increase to 5.7 inches, which is the same 0.2-inch gap between the original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2's displays.
Earlier this year, the Korea Times reported that a source from Samsung’s supply chain confirmed that the Note 3 will sport a 5.9-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel touch screen display. That’s up from 720p on the Note 2’s AMOLED screen. However, Samsung’s newly-announced GamePad accessory supports devices up to 6.3 inches in size, sparking suspicion that the Note 3’s screen will be that size.
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