By Stephen Schenck | April 29, 2013 12:28 PM
Just like Samsung’s upcoming tablet designs, the last few months have been rife with rumors of the next Galaxy Note phablet. While we had heard plenty, that all got tossed a curve ball last month when Samsung announced its new Galaxy Mega models; were these the giants that some of those Note III rumors had actually been discussing? With those now public, we’re back on the trail of the Note III, with new rumors about specs and a number of prototype designs.
Now, there’s one big caveat to make about these specs: the source which provided them also had a picture purporting to show off the new Note III design. Shortly after that image surfaced, however, it was revealed to be of the off-brand ZOPO ZP950 Android. We don’t know if that means that these specs are similarly hokum, or if they might have arrived independently of the image.
Supposedly, the Note III would have what’s essentially a six-inch display, be powered by an Exynos 5 Octa (at 2.0 GHz), and have 3GB of RAM. That 3GB bit seems to pop up intermittently in rumor after rumor, connected to a number of models, and so far, it’s been invariably false.
As for these prototypes, Samsung is said to be considering three designs. One is very typical Samsung, looking like a scaled-up Galaxy S 4. One is apparently very different, but this source doesn’t specify how – the idea of a new approach for the Note III’s design is a rumor we’ve heard before. Finally, Samsung may be experimenting with flexible screen tech for the Note III, but concerns with such a display might mean that it’s still to early for it to arrive in a commercial product.