Samsung Galaxy Note3 Phablet to Flaunt a 6-inch Full HD Display and 13 MegaPixel Camera with Optical Image Stabilization?

If you've been following Samsung handset releases for the past three years, then you should know that the Korean company usually releases the refresh to its Android flagship phablet line every late October or early November of the year.

These leaked images of the supposed Samsung Galaxy Note III - the device that will supersede last year's highly successful Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone-tablet hybrid - may have arrived a tad too early but I actually think they're pretty accurate.

Looking at the shots, it appears that the third generation Note will flaunt the same design language as Samsung's current flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S4 -- replete with a straight-edged face and brushed pseudo-metal accent running down the sides. This is very much in line with how the previous Note phablets got their design identity; Samsung Galaxy Note 2, for instance, simply looks like a larger version of Samsung Galaxy S3.

The purported Samsung Galaxy Note 3 above last year's best-selling Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which has a 5.5 inch display.

Aside from posting these images online, anonymous 'industry insiders' or those who claim to have already played with Note3 are also saying that the device will come replete with a 5.9 or 6 inch SuperAMOLED display with Full HD 1080p resolution, a 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with BSI sensor and Optical Image Stabilization similar to that of Nokia Lumia 920, and a powerhouse 1.6 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU in Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 800 chipset.

Off hand, if these information are for real, I think Samsung Galaxy Note3 will be - as expected - a very strong release. I particularly like the OIS feature for the camera since I love recording videos and taking photos using my handsets on the go; If there's some truth to it, I think that'd totally hot. But really, more than its design and technical specifications, what will make Note3 a true winner are the new software and S-Pen features that are said to be coming to the Note line. I haven't seen them but I know that they'll be good because, in all fairness to Samsung, they're the only handset company currently that's got the use of a capacitive touchscreen stylus down pat.