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Galaxy Note 3 tipped for beefy battery, Android 4.3

Samsung's next mobile will have a high-capacity power block, a tipster reckons.

The next Galaxy Note could come with a gigantic battery, if fresh rumours concerning Samsung's next smart phone are to be believed.

The Note 3 will pack a 3,450mAh battery, PhoneArena reports, citing an anonymous source who claims to have "seen the engineering sample of the phablet first hand".

While it's always worth taking unconfirmed rumours with a liberal sprinkling of salt, that high-capacity battery may not be too outlandish -- the Note 2 has a 3,100mAh battery and the 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega has a 3,200mAh unit.

Modern smart phones are infamous for their inability to last more than a day without needing to suck on their charging cables, so the prospect of beefier battery tech is certainly a tempting one.

That said, Samsung is likely to pack a tonne of high-powered tech into the Note 3, including what's sure to be a massive, high-resolution display and possibly the new Exynos 5 Octa processor -- all of which will put plenty of strain on the battery.

Elsewhere a DLNA certification for what's tipped to be the Note 3 has surfaced, SamMobile reports, suggesting that the third in Samsung's series of super-sized smart phones will arrive running Android 4.3.

Android 4.3 brings minor changes such as multiple user profiles and autocomplete when you type in phone numbers, as well as behind-the-scenes tech including support for the latest OpenGL graphics.

Samsung is all-but-certain to show off the Note 3 at an event on 4 September, where we may also get a glimpse at the firm's rumoured smart watch. Keep your peepers pointed at CNET for all the news as it happens, and let me know what you're hoping to see in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.