As new “Galaxy Note III” images arrive, an alternate explanation surfaces

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Yesterday, we brought you some images of a device purporting to be the in-development Galaxy Note III, with what looked like a big six-inch screen. Today, that’s joined by a new picture, apparently showing the Note III next to a couple other phones. No soon has it hit the scene, though, that we’re hearing claims that it’s a fake (or at least being misrepresented) and what we’re really looking at is the Galaxy Mega 6.3. Does that theory hold up to scrutiny?

GSM Arena prepared the lovely analysis of the new image above, using known measurements of that Nokia handset to identify the screen sizes of those other models. With a 6.3-inch display, rather than the 5.99 or just straight-up 6 inches we heard rumored, couldn’t this actually be the Mega 6.3?

We’re not quite convinced. The handset’s size, earpiece, and camera placement sure align nicely enough with the Mega 6.3, but what about the phone’s body? The Mega 6.3 has much more gradual curves than what we see here, which are rounded-off hard right angles.

Maybe it’s the Mega 6.3 with an alternative body design – a consequence of Samsung’s development process. We can’t say, but while this might not be a Note III, it also isn’t a production Galaxy Mega 6.3, either.

Separately, TechTastic has its own doubts about those earlier “Note III” images, upon spotting one showing the phone with an S Memo directory, rather than the S Note we’d expect to find.

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Source: GSM Arena, GforGames, TechTastic
Via: @evleaks

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!