Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specs leak, xenon flash incoming

Samsung's next phablet will have a xenon flash and a 5.7-inch screen, according to leaked sketches and specs.

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Joe Svetlik
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 has leaked again. This time we've got a couple of sketches showing off the device's design, and some specs to go with them, all courtesy of Dutch site Sim Only Radar.

The Galaxy Note 3's codename is said to be SM-N900. Notable additions include a xenon flash, and a dedicated camera button.

These pics look like the genuine article, squaring up as they do with the previous leaked snap we spied. That's one mighty thin bezel.

The Galaxy Note 2 used an LED flash, but the Note 3 will use a xenon flash. It'll run Android Jelly Bean, though it's unsure whether it's version 4.2 or 4.3.

The Note 3's screen will be 5.7-inches, which is bigger than the Note 2's, but smaller than the 6-inches we'd previously heard. The resolution is tipped to be 1,920x1,080-pixels.

So far, so standard. But here's another intriguing tidbit -- the Note 3 could come in at least two different versions. One is said to run on a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, and one the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, clocked at 2.3GHz. The wallet-friendly iPhone Lite is also said to come in different models running on different chips.

The Note 3 is expected to launch at IFA in Berlin at the start of September. The mullet-heavy trade show saw the introduction of the original Note, and then the Note 2 last year. Despite initial misgivings, the large tablet-cum-mobile has been a runaway success, forging a whole new category of device.

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Editor's note: Story updated 22 July to remove some inaccurate specs