Monday , December 17 2018 Ausdroid » Hardware » Mobiles » Samsung Galaxy Note III rumours strengthen


The rumour train surrounding the expected release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III is gathering momentum. The latest rumours or leaks are around the specs of the device; firstly it’s going to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which is leading the way in processing power while still remaining battery friendly.

The more interesting of the rumours from a user perspective is probably the information regarding the camera in the device. The information suggests that the rear facing camera will not only be a 13MP camera, which will obviously lend itself to good photos, but it will also have Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) built into the software.

What’s got a lot of people curious is how Samsung plan to include optical zoom in a mobile phone. Despite the likely size of the Galaxy Note III, that’s a lot of hardware to get in a fairly small space.

You read that correctly: optical zoom in a mobile device. While the size of the Galaxy Note range is a deterrent for a lot of users, optical zoom is a feature by itself that will certainly become a headline selling feature for the device.

With all the rumours flying around which one interests you the most? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: ZD Net.
Via: Droid Life.

Phil Tann   Journalist

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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I recall seeing an article a couple of years back about a deformable lens technology being worked on. Optical zoom for mobile phone cameras was the primary commercial use proposed. If it’s ready now, that’s great!


Can’t wait!


I find it odd that they arnt pushing Exynos down everyones throats.

Also where did you get optical zoom from? its not in your sources and I havent heard anything about that anywhere else. I dont think it would be very hard to do but it wont be anything substantial.

I just imagine it will be the same/similar sensor as the S4 in the end and that isnt a bad thing either.


I trek quite often and I would love a large note with a good camera and zoom…the perfect companion.

Sean Royce
Sean Royce

Read this on a couple of sites now, although they’re still just rumours. Interesting nonetheless.

Timothy Westman
Timothy Westman

Any rumors on the timing?

I am currently off contract and am using the i9305.

Keen to see what is on offer.

Phil Tann

I’m expecting a late Sept – early Nov announcement. The Snapdragon processors aren’t in mass production yet if my reading is correct so it would be foolish to launch before they have abundant supplies.


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