First of all, we were told in no uncertain terms that the Samsung Galaxy Note would in the long-term come to nothing as a device with only moderate novelty value and zero by way of practicality for the masses. After this proved to be about as far from the case as anyone could have imagined, some argued that the Note 2 came along too quickly and didn’t offer enough evolution to bring a similar success story.
…and of course, this was again proved to be about as wrong as the wrongest thing in human history.
This time around however, most seem to have learned lessons from previous instances and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is by far and wide one of the most hotly-anticipated devices coming this year. What’s more, Samsung has singlehandedly proved that the Tabphone hybrid market is not only alive and kicking, but in many respects kicking the butt of the standard Smartphone market.
As far as specs and features go, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to deliver the same general makeup as the Galaxy S4 – no shrinking violet therefore to say the least. As far as the fundamentals go therefore, we can expect to be grace with an octa-core processor, at least 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera and a rumored 6-inch full HD 1080p display.
However, should the Galaxy Note have been earmarked for a fall release date as rumored, there is a very good chance that it could have one serious advantage over the Galaxy S3 – that being the inclusion of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as its OS. Google is widely expected to unveil and launch Android 5.0 at its developers conference in May, which means that any top-tier Smartphones arriving post-summer have the potential to ship with the new OS right out of the box.
Given the fact that the Note 2 was only launched by Samsung during Q4 of last year, common sense would dictate that ongoing stirrings of an imminent unveil are unlikely to prove accurate and the latter half of the year is a much more realistic launch window.