With the Samsung Galaxy S4 now old news, attention is shifting to what Samsung has in store for us next. Its next flagship device is likely to be the Galaxy Note III. Most of those have focused on its display: Will it be a UBP display, will it be 5.99-inches, etc.
Now comes word about some of its other specifications. According to the Chinese site news.mydrivers.com, we can expect it to be powered by a Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa processor and Google Android 4.2.2. It will come with a 5.99-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage (although models with different storage capacities can be expected).
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 sports the same Exynos 5 Octa (in some markets), its Cortex-A15 cores are clocked at 1.6GHz and its Cortex-A7 cores at 1.2Ghz. Those of the Galaxy Note III will reportedly be clocked at 2.0GHz and 1.7GHz respectively.
The report also includes the image above but it’s not clear from the Google translation whether this is the Galaxy Note III. The model number listed, i9500, is that of the Galaxy S4. If it is, it appears that it will follow the Galaxy S4′s design aesthetic, much as the Note II followed that of the Galaxy S III.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III could be unveiled at IFA 2013 in September. That leaves plenty of time for more rumors to confirm or contradict these.
Update: The mysterious device has been identified as the ZOPO ZP950 and has nothing to do with the Galaxy Note III. SamMobile has also learned that Samsung is working with three prototypes. Least interesting is a design inspired by the Galaxy S4. A second promises “a completly different design” without shedding further details. A third uses a flexible display but production issues may prevent Samsung from moving forward with it.