Last Updated: Sep 05,2013
Look who it is, glad to see ya back around DC
The fun is starting with all the rumors...LOL. It's hard to stay away, even though I'm in no rush to upgrade again.
Same here. Ever since I played with the Note 2 in stores, I really want to get a "phablet" now. I fell in love with that huge screen.
For those that have the Note 2, can you possibly go back to a smaller screen?
It'd be tough, but it would mostly come down to overall physical dimensions, for me. If future phones don't hit in the range of the current Note 2's physical dimensions, then I may have to go back down a level. I just love the Note's overall functionality though...very tough decision if I was forced into that situation.
What's funny is, owning the Note 8.0 wifi tablet, the Note 2 feels much more comfortable to hold after I've been working with the Note 8.0...LOL.
It seems Note 3 will have serious challenger T6 from HTC this Fall if rumor on it is true. Phones like DNA, LG G pro tried to complete but didn't quite make any dent on Note 2. I think Note 3 vs T6 will be the major battle in android device in the second half of year just like GS4 vs One in the first half.
I just got my son the HTC One, and was BLOWN away by the sound quality.... I Love my Note 2, but I may have to take a close look at the HTC T6, because of the BoomSound....
I hope the Note 3 has front facing speakers. I don't understand why more phones aren't made this way.
It's funny because, as much as I understand the concept of having front facing speakers, I am a little selfish/private when it comes to things like watching a video or listening to music on my phone. It's rare where I want to open up my phone to play music for people or show them a video. The once in a blue moon time that I do that, I've actually perfected the cuff technique, using my hand to amplify the sound out from the rear speaker.
I use that technique on my S4.
The front speakers on my Nexus 10 really spoiled me though.
Its still Note 3 for me. But I'll check out what this T6 is all about. If it doesn't come out with something like the S pen then its a fail.
I might consider the T6 now... The new speakers on the Htc One surprised me with how good they sounded compared to other phone's speakers.
Oh well, I guess we'll have to see
Wow, if HTC was able to shrink the overall dimensions by that much, as well as having a 6 inch screen?...Hmmmm
HTC T6 "blue prints" allegedly give us dimensions of the device
I'm hoping that is a good sign for what Samsung will do with the Note 3! I don't even care if it's bigger than the T6 (e.g. One Max), but if they manage to make it smaller than the Note 2...I will likely buy off contract.
I like where HTC is going. They just need to bring back the integrated stylus (with WACOM technology), and add a microSD slot and I just might be back in the HTC family!...LOL (I'd even sacrifice not having a removable battery, as long as it's 3100mah minimum).
That news on smaller T6 dimension only mentions 140mm vs 150mm. I guess that's the height of phone but there is no mention of width. Considering it has nearly 6" screen, the width wouldn't be smaller than Note 2 I guess.
Screen and processing power of T6 will be competitive with Note 3. But I don't think it will have stylus pen, microSD, removable battery that Note 3 has. Basically it's like bigger, faster One.
That's the only way that I could realistically see the device height being shrunk. I posted in the comments, but 149.86mm diagonally, I'd say the overall height would have to be around 160.4 (not 140.4). That would be around 6.3+ inch height for the device overall.
I don't think that blueprint adds up. There's no way it going to be smaller than the Note 2. Plus you have to add the fact that it has all that bezel.
Hmm .. I'm gonna have to take a look at the Sony Xperia ZU too. It comes with a free kitten.
Another prototype pic of the Note 3......
EXCLUSIVE Galaxy Note III’s prototype showed up? | SamMobile
Picture supposedly taken with the Note 3 appears on Picasa. -via Android Authority -via RBMEN
Reports say that the Note 3 will indeed launch sometime in September. Which is no surprise......
Korean analyst confirms September launch for the Galaxy Note 3, jibing with the IFA expo
I was hoping they would announce it during the live stream event on Thursday.
Well now here's the latest rumor on the screen size.....
Galaxy Note 3 tipped to arrive with a 5.7" display this time
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 mass production begins in August
Not much longer
Now, if they went with a 5.7 inch screen, I could easily see Samsung shrinking the overall physical dimensions (like they did for the S3). If the Note 3 is physically smaller, with a 5.7 inch screen, I'll likely be swooping the Note 3 up.
This is the rumor I believe the most. They can easily fit 5.7 on a Note 2 body and just shrink the bezels. Whatever the size may be, I just want that big screen.
I'm content sticking with my Note 2, but if Samsung manages to pull off the same thing they did with the S4 (fitting a bigger screen into smaller physical dimensions than the predecessor), then that device is perfect. One of the main reasons I was okay getting the Note 2 is because it was thinner and less wide than the original Note. The original Note just never felt quite right holding, whenever I tested it out. The Note 2 felt much better to hold (despite being taller), but was just on the verge of uncomfortable for me.
The only exception that I'd make, for getting a phone with bigger physical dimensions, is if Samsung finally releases a production model with the flexible screen that goes from a phone size and folds out to a tablet size screen w/o any break in the middle. All the early dual-screen iterations, with the ugly break in the middle of the 2 screens, just didn't make all that much sense to me.
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