Galaxy Note III to Feature Ultra HD Video Capture, High-Definition Audio

A lot is riding on Samsung getting its Galaxy Note III 5.7-inch smartphone right. With competition stepping up the heat in the imaging department, Samsung needs something big to go on its new device. Korean press is reporting that the OIS-devoid camera of Galaxy Note III has one saving grace, the ability to capture videos at Ultra-HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution, which is in the same league as Sony's Xperia Z1 "Honami," which captures it at true-4K (4096 x 2160 pixels).

The other big item on Galaxy Note III's specs is high-definition audio, much like LG G2. The audio DAC inside the device will support 24-bit audio resolutions, with 192 kHz sample rates. Typically, Samsung used DACs made by either Qualcomm or Wolfson Electronics, on its flagship products. It would be interesting to see which exact model the Galaxy Note III features, and whether it depends on what SoC drives the device. Word is, that some Galaxy Note III units will be driven by Snapdragon 800, others by homebrew Exynos Octa 5420.

Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note III on September 4, 2013.