Galaxy Note 3 Build Quality to Be Improved, Says Samsung

Samsung hopes to improve build and design quality on the Galaxy Note 3 when it is released later this year.

The company's smartphones such as the Galaxy S3 and previous Note models have been criticized in the past for an unimpressive exterior design. Samsung normally uses a plastic frame, while other companies such as Apple and HTC incorporate more durable materials into their devices.

The recent release of the HTC One has reportedly sparked Samsung's interest in redesigning the Note 3's exterior, according to The handset features a stunning design that rivals the Korean giant's current flagship the Galaxy S4, which closely resembles the Galaxy S3. Samsung normally uses plastic for the exterior of its devices in order to keep production costs low. However, the popularity of Samsung's handsets has exploded in the past few years and a new design is long overdue for the Galaxy lines.

The Note 3 is said to be the first device to receive this all-out makeover. It is unclear what material will be sued to make this change as Samsung could potentially uses glass, anodized aluminum, or some other kind of metal. Samsung also could end up redesigning its tablets and other smartphones as well, which all feature similar appearances.

One of these devices happens to be the Samsung Nexus 10, which functions as a 4th-generation iPad competitor. The tablet is extremely fast and features a display with an impressive resolution. However, its main downfall is that it just doesn't look that good. Its exterior is bulky and made from plastic and other materials. It is simplay no match for the iPad's sleek and trendy design.

The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch towards the end of the summer.