KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 might not be arriving on shelves following its IFA unveiling as promptly as some might have hoped, with the UK bound eight-core model reportedly facing delays.
That's according to Sammobile, which has heard that Samsung has delayed the octo-core model due to "overheating issues" with its latest Exynos 5 processor. This could see the release of the octo-core Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that reportedly was scheduled for a UK release being pushed back, while Samsung works on a more stable version of the processor.
There is some hope for those looking to buy a Galaxy Note 3, though, as Samsung reportedly will release a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 model instead while it works on fixing the issues. Samsung reportedly will release that next month.
That shouldn't hinder performance too much either, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reportedly will launch with 3GB of RAM onboard and Google's latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. This will be skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface that will feature a host of stylus-specific apps.
According to Sammobile, the phablet device will also feature a 5.68in full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display, a minimum of 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera and a 3,200mAh battery. The website added that it will initially launch in black and white models, with a pink model to follow a few weeks later.
We'll likely find out more at Samsung's Unpacked IFA press conference on 4 September, where the firm is also expected to unveil its first smartwatch. We'll be there to bring you all the latest. µ
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