Though we’re likely more than three weeks away from the big Samsung Galaxy Note 3 unveiling, the next-gen phablet is becoming less of a question mark by the day.
Almost confirmed to sport a 5.7-inch Full HD display and pack either Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa power, the thing is now putting its cards on the table on the battery and software front. Of course, at this point it’s never wise to have certainties, but the intel comes from fairly reliable sources, so I for one am ready to take it for granted.
Without further ado, the Galaxy Note 3 is tipped to come packing a 3,450 mAh battery and run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Shocker(s)? Not really. True, I wouldn’t have necessarily come up with that number for the ticker’s capacity, but since the smaller Note 2 is loaded with a 3,100 mAh battery, 3,450 sounds about right.
But will it also be enough? After all, autonomy is not only about size, but also things like display resolution and processing power. And boy, will the Note 3 step things up in those departments. Then again, Sammy always knows how to optimize the heck out of its software and squeeze every possible bit of battery juice, so fingers crossed, right?
And on the subject of software, let’s say it’s not all too surprising the Note 3 is expected to come with Android 4.3 pre-loaded. What will be much more interesting to see is how close to “vanilla” will the latest and coolest version of Google’s OS look. I wouldn’t get my hopes up, but who knows, maybe we’ll at least get a Google Edition of the Note 3 at some point.
All done? Not quite. Today’s rumor extravaganza couldn’t be complete sans an unintentional confirmation of the Note 3’s existence, courtesy of Samsung SideSync. Available in Samsung’s App Store, that particular app, which very neatly synchronizes your smartphone to a PC, has a list of supported devices which surprise, surprise includes the Note 3. Uh-oh, sounds like someone will get the boot.