Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note 2 and what may happen
Now that the launch and release are out of the way for the Samsung Galaxy S4 there will be many Android fans looking forward to see what the next phablet model from the company will bring to the table. Today we are looking at the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy Note 3 and what may happen with the new model.
There have been a number of rumours over the last few weeks about the Galaxy Note 3 that have included the specifications and possible software features the new model may have, so we are using these to see how the new model may differ to what’s available now.
The current model features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and 267ppi pixel density, while the most recent rumours have suggested that the Note 3 will feature a 5.9-inch Full HD display that may be made from a plastic material making it more durable than the current model.
Power & Storage
On the current handset there is a Samsung quad core processor clocked at 1.6GHz along with 2GB of RAM while storage starts at 16GB going up to 64GB, which can be expanded further by up to another 64GB via a microSD card. The new model is expected to feature the Exynos Octa 5 power plant with recent rumours have also hinted at an 8 core Mali GPU, and there is the chance the device may feature a massive 4GB of RAM. Storage options should be the same as the previous model going on the company’s history.
On the Galaxy Note 2 there is an 8-megapixel rear facing unit paired with a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front, while the new model will likely share the same camera tech as the recently released Galaxy S4 which is a 13-megapixel rear facer and a 2-megapixel unit on the front that are both capable of Full HD video capture.
The Galaxy Note 2 is currently running the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system while the new version of the device could come running the yet to be announced 4.3 version of the OS that has recently been spotted.
Away from the specifications of the new device we could see a release along the same lines as the Galaxy S4 that has become available around the same time in a number of markets, which will be pleasing for those that had to wait longer for the last model to be released.
There is also a good chance that the popular S-Pen will get some new options in a similar way to the last refresh, and considering the S4 has seen an increase in screen size that is not too far away from the Note 2 the next version of the Note will surely see an increase in size and other changes to differentiate between the two handsets.
Obviously this comparison is based on the various rumours and speculation that have emerged about the Galaxy Note 3, so until we hear or see something official we won’t know for sure what Samsung is planning for its popular phablet range.