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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone-tablet hybrid will be the first Samsung device to feature an S Orb panorama camera.
The S Orb camera will also be featured on other Samsung handsets including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2 once the company rolls out Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie.
S Orb is Samsung's own version of the 360 degrees panorama picture. It was originally meant to be introduced with the Galaxy S4, but will not come out with the next Android software build.
The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch sometime in September.
The phablet along with the Galaxy Tab 3 will launch during that month, SamMobile reported, claiming to have received this information from an inside source. Both devices will debut at IFA in Berlin.
The report also stated that Samsung will roll out one more software update to the Galaxy Tab 2, which will allow it to run Android 4.2.2, JellyBean.
The original Galaxy Note debuted at IFA in 2011, so this information could be correct. No information as to the device's specifications was provided, though.
Samsung is rumored to be having a pilot testing this week for the Galaxy Note 3, which will be attended by AT&T executives.
A prototype model of the smartphone-tablet hybrid will be demonstrated in front of a select panel that will include the Chief Marketing Officer for the major U.S. carrier, KoreaTimes reported. Both companies will also work on creating new marketing strategies for the Note 3 during this testing.
The publication also stated that the device will feature a 5.9-inch screen. Older rumors point to it coming with an LCD display.
Samsung has used AMOLED touch screens for the previous two Note models and now appears to be making a switch for the new version.
The company is currently unsure of what type of display to use for the device, and it is strongly considering giving it a high-quality LCD display from Sharp, SamMobile reported.
The S-Pen should be able to function well on an LCD panel, according to YouMobile.org, who also stated that LCD technology has improved greatly over the past few years. The only issue with an LCD panel would be its effect on the range of colors that will be available on the phablet.