Samsung today announced that it will be hosting a special event on 4 September in Berlin where it will launch a new Galaxy smartphone.
Most expect the Galaxy Note III will be launched at the event.
According to AllThingsD, the invitation is handwritten, an indication that the Note III could be launched soon.
Samsung will also host a Times Square event for reporters not travelling to the IFA, added the report on AllThingsD. Samsung has also put out a notice about the event on its Facebook page and will broadcast the Berlin event live on YouTube.
Galaxy Note II is seen in this file photo. Reuters
According to the rumour mills, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will come with an Octa-core Exynos 5420 (eight-core processor)/Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 1080p display for a 5.7 or 6-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera possibly with optical image stabilization, LTE-A (LTE-Advanced), and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The smartphone could also come with better controls for the Stylus pen.
Benchmark tests for the Note III have also been spotted online, reported trusted Samsung source SamMobile.
However, the report on SamMobile said that the device is running Android 4.3 and the clock speed is around the 2.3GHz mark. The score was much lower than what the Snapdragon chipset is capable of, so there was a strongly possibility that this was a early prototype.
The Galaxy Note II was quite successful for the South-Korean giant which sold nearly 5 million devices of the phone within the first two months of its launch.