Samsung's upcoming tablet in the Galaxy series, the Note 3, has been in the spotlight for the last few weeks, as a flurry of rumours have surfaced online. In an earlier report, a leaked image of the device surfaced on the web revealing its feature highlights, courtesy of a Chinese website MyDrivers.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Offer 5.99in Display, Exynos Octa CPU, Octa-Core Mali 450 GPU and 3GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Offer 5.99in Display, Exynos Octa CPU, Octa-Core Mali 450 GPU and 3GB RAM

Quite strangely, the leaked image (above) carried the tag of model number I9500 and hinted that the image could actually be a fake. In line with earlier rumours, the Note 3 is once again speculated to sport a 5.99in Super AMOLED 1080p display, 2GHz Octa-core Exynos 5410 processor and 3GB of RAM. However, the only major change is the addition of an Octa-core Mali 450 GPU to the list of leaked specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Offer 5.99in Display, Exynos Octa CPU, Octa-Core Mali 450 GPU and 3GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Offer 5.99in Display, Exynos Octa CPU, Octa-Core Mali 450 GPU and 3GB RAM

The rumoured tablet is expected to use the same Super AMOLED display technology as in the S4, while the possibility of introducing flexible display into the mix cannot be ruled out. As SamMobile notes, the tablet will feature a 13-megapixel camera with an improved and better-looking UI (TouchWiz Nature UX) with smart features.

The next-gen Galaxy tablet is also expected to include 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card) and run on the latest Android 4.2.2 or Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The rumour further suggests that the Note 3 will have the same size (dimensions) as the Galaxy Mega 5.8, but with a smaller bezel like the Galaxy S3 and S4.

Although the source of the rumour has a proven track record of sharing accurate information, it should be taken with a pinch of salt. The Galaxy Note series has never seen such a major feature upgrade in the past (other than what is already on offer with the Galaxy S2 and S3).

If the rumour turns out true, expect the next-gen Galaxy Note 3 to be unveiled at the IFA 2013 (starting 6 September) in Berlin.

Update: Galaxy Note 3 Pre-orders on Three UK to Start on 16 September