Samsung's impending Galaxy Note 3 is keeping the rumor mills quite busy as the conjectures keep growing with each passing day. Now per reports, trusted insiders have disclosed that the Galaxy Note 3 will tout a new design, possibly discarding plastic in favor of metal.
Per a SamMobile report, an insider has let on that Samsung is worried about the design and build of its devices, especially after seeing positive response for the HTC One. The Korean company is apparently worried that its Galaxy S4's plastic design is no match for the all-metal design of the HTC One.
The HTC One is fully made from aluminum and looks sophisticated when compared to the plastic exterior of the Galaxy S4. Keeping this in mind, Samsung could well be looking to discard the plastic exterior and opt for a new design material for the Galaxy Note 3.
"Our insiders have just sent us some information regarding the Galaxy Note III and its design. It looks like Samsung saw the success of the HTC One and is a bit 'worried' about the design and build quality of their mobile devices," reports SamMobile.
The SamMobile tipster also spilled the beans that "Samsung is planning to switch build quality for the next flagship device" and "pointed out that the Galaxy Note III will not use the design guidelines of the Galaxy S4."
The Samsung insider also revealed that while a metal design was internally popular for the flagship smartphone Galaxy S4, the company did not have time to mass produce it in time for the April release and, therefore, dropped the idea. The insider, however, could not say what the material of choice for the Galaxy Note 3 would be.
The Galaxy Note 3 is speculated to feature a 6-inch FHD AMOLED screen, an Exynos 5 octa-core processor with LTE and a 13-megapixel primary camera. The Galaxy Note 3 will likely come pre-loaded with the latest version of Android, possibly Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
The smartphone is expected to make its debut at the IFA 2013 in the second half of the year.