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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and addition of LTE-A

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There’s a massive amount of interest at the moment regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This is Samsung’s flagship phablet device, and it’s widely expected that it will be formally introduced at the IFA Berlin event in September. We’ve been keeping readers informed with the latest leaked information, and a new report now talks about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LTE-A and also seems to confirm some earlier leaked details.

Recently we told of a report saying that the Galaxy Note 3 will have 3GB of RAM, and other leaks so far suggest specs such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor or the Exynos 5 Octa processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5.7 to 6-inch display. Samsung has also just introduced an LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S4, so this led to speculation that this may also come to the Galaxy Note 3.

A new report discussing phablets and LTE-A strongly suggests that the Galaxy Note 3 WILL come with LTE-A connectivity, and also states that the screen size will be 5.7-inches. We recently told how the Galaxy S4 LTE-A variant is launching in South Korea and will follow to other regions. Although LTE-A networks are not commonplace yet, LTE-A offers a real advancement as it enables double the upload and download speeds of standard LTE.

Interestingly, following the announcement of LTE-A for the Galaxy S4, a report out of Korea said this could also be coming to the iPhone 5S. News that the Galaxy Note 3 also looks set to include LTE-A means that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor seems to be certain for the device. However, we must point out that until Samsung announces the Note 3, we hesitate to call this ‘confirmed’ news.

The report also states that the official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 3 will be at IFA, which also ties in with other rumors we heard recently. We know that many of our readers are avidly waiting for this device to arrive, and of course we’ll continue to keep you informed with further information as we hear it.

Are you eager to hear official news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? What are your thoughts on the addition of LTE-A connectivity and the growing likelihood that the Snapdragon 800 CPU will be used? Is there any specification or feature in particular that would be a deal breaker for you? Let us know by sending your comments.

Sources: Korea Herald

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3 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and addition of LTE-A”

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    Richard Yarrell says:

    Definitely looking forward to September 4. Then October release on Tmobile. Let’s get this rolling.

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    AvidGardener3 says:

    I couldn’t wait for the original Note to get to the US in spite of reviews that said it’s size would make it undesirable. HA! Because of my AT&T contract, I had to endure reading about all the wonderful Note 2 features, so I ran out and bought a Note 10.1 tablet just to enjoy dual screen, etc. Much to my surprise, I can’t pass S-notes back and forth between the two devices and have them be editable on the device that wasn’t the originator. When the Note 3 comes out, I’ll be sending an S-Note from the 10.1 to a Note 3 user and if they can’t open it and write on it, that will be the deal breaker. I’ll get an Note 2 instead. I can’t imagine why Samsung overlooks that all these devices create S-Notes but the notes can’t be swapped and edited like any polaris document. And I’m done with AT&T, I’ll be switching to Tmobile and not being locked in to a long term contract.If the S note compatibility with other Galaxy Notes doesn’t come this time and they fix it with the Note 4, I want to be able to jump on that bandwagon!

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    Jimmy Drew says:

    Yes, I want it. LT A is icing on the cake and will make this phone even more future proof. With the Snapdragon 800 processor and faster speeds. Now tell me it has gorilla glass 4 and I will pay full price to get this phone. The only negative I have with the Note 2 is that it is not visible in bright sun light. I like the 5.7″ screen. I was afraid they were going to 6″ and that is just too much for a phone. I have the Note 2 and love it but I will move up to the Note 3 as soon as I my carrier has it. Hell, I might even change carriers to get it!!!

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