Phablet fans, hold on to your styluses: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is coming. Rumours about the next entry in Samsung’s hit series of giant Android phones with epic battery life have been whirling around for months, but now a new report has pegged it with a release date just a month away!
South Korean news site Asia Economic reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled on 4 September, two days before the big IFA gadget expo – where the Galaxy Note 2 was revealed last year – kicks off in Berlin, so we’re expecting the huge slate that makes calls will be the star of the show.
The report says we can expect Samsung’s much rumoured smartwatch to arrive on the same day as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – given the latter’s likely enormous screen (The Galaxy Note 2 display measured a huge 5.5 inches across) we could see them making helpful bedfellows: phablet for on the sofa, wrist display for alerts when you’re on the go.
Samsung’s sold scores of millions of Galaxy Note phones in the last two years, but it’s now facing tough competition in the new “phablet” category, with the likes of Sony, Huawei and Asus all outing their own takes on the plus-sized smartphone. Will the Galaxy Note 3 help keep Samsung on top? Tell us what you think in the comments below.