A Friday report from BGR tips the launch of the Galaxy Note 3, as well as Samsung’s first foray into the smartwatch world, for September 4. This would place it just ahead of Apple’s(s aapl) expected iPhone 5S launch, allowing the Galaxy Note III time to gain some traction before Apple steals the show for a while.
The Galaxy Note 2 came out just over 9 months ago, but the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be badder, and yes, bigger, in every way. Reports have pegged the “phablet” as featuring a 5.7-inch 1080p screen, up from the already-mammoth 5.5-inch 720p display on the Galaxy Note II.
The Note 3 is also expected to feature a 13-megapixel camera, like the Galaxy S 4, as well as 3GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon(s qcom) 800 processor. And of course, with that giant screen, there will likely be improved support for Samsung’s S Pen.
HTC is reportedly working on a Galaxy Note 3 competitor, the 6-inch HTC One Max, to launch around the same time.
After Samsung’s monster Radio City Music Hall reveal of the Galaxy S 4, perhaps Madison Square Garden should be put on notice.