Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 comes in multiple flavors, ranging from the camera-focused Galaxy S4 Zoom to the rugged Galaxy S4 Active. Now, rumors are suggesting that the company may follow suit with its next generation phablet as well, according to a report from Korea.
Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch four different models of its alleged Galaxy Note 3, Korean news website ETNews reports. Unlike the hardware differences between the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini, the processor is expected to remain the same across these four Galaxy Note devices. Instead, Samsung may alter the display, camera and build materials found on its next-generation phablet.
The high-end configuration of the Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to feature Samsung’s flexible display technology, which has only existed as a prototype thus far and hasn’t turned up in any products. This version will also allegedly come with a 13-megapixel camera just like the Galaxy S4 and a metal body that is supposed to reduce thickness by 30 percent.
This follows a rumor that turned up in May suggesting that Samsung will shake up the design language of its smartphones with the Galaxy Note 3, although this hasn’t been confirmed. Examiner claims to have spoken with a source from Samsung who allegedly said that the Note 3 “will have a completely different design” than current Galaxy devices, but hasn’t specified any further details.
Another edition of the Note 3 will reportedly come with a Sharp-crafted LCD display, an 8-megapixel camera and a plastic body. The size of the display is also said to fluctuate between 5.68 and 5.7 inches across devices, marking a minor difference of about .2 inches.
Samsung is expected to unveil its third generation phablet at the annual IFA conference in Berlin in September, which is where the company announced the Galaxy Note 2 in 2012.