Samsung's third generation Galaxy Note will reportedly feature a 5.7in display instead of a 5.99in screen, as rumoured previously.
The information comes from Eveleaks who has tweeted that the successor to the current Galaxy Note 2 is expected to have a 5.7in display. He has also posted similar information on his Facebook account.
Samsung has not revealed anything about the Note 3, but speculation is that the Note 3 might have a 5.7in display. The first Galaxy Note features a 5.3in screen and its successor, the current Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5in display, which is just 0.2in bigger than the original Note. Following a similar trend, the upcoming Note 3 should have a 0.2in bigger screen than the Note 2.
If the rumour is to be believed, then Samsung may have just copied the concept of Galaxy S3 display to the Galaxy S4 display with 0.2in bigger display and a smaller bezel, notes Sammobile. Additionally, the Note 3 is likely to look similar to the Galaxy S4.
Meanwhile a report by ET News claims that Samsung will begin mass production of the Galaxy Note 3 in August.
The company is said to have cut down the production of the Galaxy S4 and reduced the components inventory by up to 15%. The impact of this decision on suppliers would be minimal as the manufacturer will start placing orders for the Note 3 from August.
"The company had reduced the orders to each suppliers at the similar rates. Since we will start placing orders for follow-up models, such as Galaxy Note 3, from August, the impact to suppliers will be minimal," said an unnamed insider from the Wireless Business Division at Samsung Electronics.
As for the launch, Samsung is expected to make an announcement about the Galaxy Note 3 in September at the IFA trade show.
The Galaxy Note 3 has been rumoured to be equipped with the Snapdragon 800 chip featuring a quad-core Krait 400 CPU, with each core running at clock speeds of up to 2.3GHz. The Snapdragon 800 chip integrates a new Adreno 330 graphics unit which reportedly delivers two times more performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320.
The Note 3 is also expected to have a 13 megapixel camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilisation (IOS) and shutter functions. It will run on either Android 4.2.2 or Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and feature the latest TouchWiz nature UX user interface with S Pen function.