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Samsung Galaxy Note III will have Snapdragon processor and Optical Image Stabilization

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 28, 2013.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note III will soon arrive to take on the mantle of being an extra-large Android phone, and the device will have an extra powerful processor to go along with it, according to rumors.

Reports have surface that the Galaxy Note III will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 processor, which Qualcomm has pledged will be the most powerful quad-core processor on the market. Though Samsung unveiled its own octa-core Exynos processor when it released the Samsung Galaxy S 4 international version, U.S. models used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. As we've seen in the past, U.S. carriers prefer Qualcomm chipsets because of network efficiency and battery life. Aside from the Galaxy Note II, which ran an Exynos, high-end Samsung products released in the U.S. rely on Snapdragon processors. The 800 model is the most powerful of the bunch, so the Galaxy Note III should be incredibly fast.

Samsung is also expected to include advancements with the camera on the Galaxy Note III. The phone will unsurprisingly have a 13-megapixel rear lens that matches what has been seen in more recent smartphones. It may even introduce new features like better shutter functions to improve photos, Optical Image Stabilization, and Optical zoom. The optical zoom portion of the rumor, floated by ET News, seems ridiculous because the thinness of the phone and how close it is to being announced for details like whether it will have 3x optical zoom to not be finalized yet. ET even admits that those features may not appear. The more plausible rumors suggest that Samsung will follow Nokia's lead and introduce smartphone cameras that can stabilize the lens to reduce blur and increase clarity in photos.

Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note III at the IFA tech conference. The previous Galaxy Note models were announced at the same conference, so Samsung will set the stage for its next big phone in September.

via: Sam Mobile

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