Last month, Samsung was rumoured to be “worried” about increasing criticism on the Galaxy line’s build quality and design, especially after its biggest rivals, HTC produced arguably one of the best-looking Android smartphones in the market. The company was rumoured to be strongly considering a radical shift away from the design language first used in 2012’s Galaxy S III, and debut a metal chassis to go with a new design for the Galaxy Note III.
Unfortunately, it looks like somewhere along the way, ruthless business principles got in the way. SamMobile’s insider within the company has said that the company has dropped plans for the new design and chassis material, simply because they will result in longer production times, which will impact the delivery of the new device. Samsung is anticipating yet another record sales amount for the Galaxy Note III, and it appears the company is prepared to rehash the Galaxy S III design once more to avoid a HTC One-like shortage in stocks.
In addition, Samsung will once again out-spec the competition with the Note III. Like the Galaxy S4, the Note III is rumoured to have top-tier specs such as an Exynos Octa processo, 13MP rear camera and 2MP front facing module. The only difference so far? A larger 5.99-inch Full HD AMOLED screen and the S Pen support. The Galaxy Note III is expected to be announced in the second half of this year.