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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in UK on 16 September
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Last week, Lee Young-hee, executive vice president of Samsung mobile, revealed in an interview with The Korea Times that the Galaxy Note 3 phone-cum-tablet would be announced, along with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin on 4 September.
Now an internal document leaked by mobile operator Three UK to technology blog Engadget suggests that the Note 3 will arrive in the UK on 16 September, followed by the Xperia Z1 on 24 September.
It is not clear whether 16 September is the date that Three starts taking pre-orders or the date that the it actually releases the phone. Three is also one of several UK mobile operators likely to get the Galaxy Note 3 when it arrives, and may not be the first to launch the device.
Another rumour from ETrade claims that the device will go up for pre-order in Taiwan on 16 September, with a release on 27 September. Taiwan is traditionally one of the first regions to get Samsung’s flagship smartphones. The UK is almost always one of, if not the first to get them.
According to specs leaked online, the Galaxy Note 3 will have a 5.68-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and 3x optical zoom.
It is expected to come in two versions – one with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and one with a 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos processor.
Although there has been some talk about Samsung using another material for its smartphones, such as carbon fiber or aluminum, it is expected that the Note 3 will have the same plastic finish seen on previous smartphones released by Samsung this year.
Galaxy Note 3 will be available on Three network and yo can order these via the Three website or via The Carphone Warehouse
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