Samsung Galaxy S4 has not been revealed yet and the news about another high-end handset from the South Korean giant has started stealing the spotlight. Since quite sometime, the tech world has been witnessing rumors regarding the next generation phablet - Galaxy Note 3, which would be the successor of Galaxy Note 2, which is scoring enough sales in the global market.
The latest information comes in from Korean Times, which has reported that Samsung is busy working on a phablet with a 5.9 inch OLED display. Earlier rumors suggested the next phablet to house a 6.3 inch display, however, the latest one seems to be slightly smaller than that. Moreover, the report also claimed that the Galaxy Note 3 would also sport the Exynos Octa processor.
It is to be noted that Samsung is not the first one to push up against the 6 inch phablet lineup as Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer unveiled Ascend Mate with a behemoth 6.1 inch display at the CES 2013 tech show and ZTE unveiled its 5.7 inch Grand Memo at MWC 2013.
Talking about the global phablet market, Samsung has already secured a solid position in that segment of the market with its Galaxy Note 2, but with the evolution of rivals as mentioned above, the Korean tech giant has to make it an interesting offer to reap the same benefits as before.
Hence, Gizbot has come up with the top 5 features that can be expected from the Galaxy Note 2 successor.
Full HD Display
The report hints at a 5.9 inch OLED display on Galaxy Note 3, which is acceptable. However, it would be grate if the next generation phablet comes with a full HD display of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution as in the high-end devices that are launched currently
Exynos 5 Octa Processor
it is highly anticipated that Galaxy S4 will come with an eight core Exynos processor, thereby being the first handset to make use of it. What if Galaxy Note 3 can borrow some traits from S4? It is wise to expect the same Octa processor even in the upcoming phablet as the chip is reported to be 40% faster than the quad core processors available in the market.
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
Galaxy Note 3 might run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, possibly the next iteration of the Google's operating system, which might be unveiled at Google I/O in June this year. Key Lime Pie has also been spotted on benchmark tests a few months back and it has also been hinted by a Google employee in the form of a cartoon on Google+.
S Pen Features
Recently, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 510 (which was unveiled as Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC 2013) in India. The tablet has some innovative features including S Pen and S Pen optimized applications including Pen Detection, Page Buddy and more. These applications would automatically launch once the S Pen is removed from the device.
This feature can be expected in the Galaxy Note 3 as they prove to be highly innovative and also target at offering enhanced user experience. Further, it would be great if the phablet also has the WACOM technology, which allows the S Pen to control the physical menu/back buttons on the device.
Being the successor of Note 2, the phablet should definitely be having Air View, which will allow the users to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on SPlanner without opening the file or application in full.
Smart Scroll and Smart Pause
As Galaxy S4 is rumored to have several interesting features, the same features can also be expected from the phablet - Galaxy Note 3. Some of them include Smart Scroll and Smart Pause. According to the rumors Smart Scroll will start scrolling through the web pages automatically as the device detects the users eyes reaching the top or bottom of the screen. At the same time, Smart Pause will pause the videos when it detects the users eyes gazing off the screen.
Coming back to the report citing an inside source also claims that Samsung is expected to see a steep rise in the phablet business, which will help the company in maintaining its lead over the rivals including Apple. Hence, these software features might help Samsung witness a massive increase in the sales of Galaxy Note 3. However, these are only expectations and it has to be seen if the South Korean tech giant might incorporate these in this upcoming phablet.