Galaxy Note 3 Image Leaks Onto Internet Showing Off Phablet's Design

A picture of what is believed to be the Galaxy Note 3 leaked onto the internet this week.

The image was leaked by a site known as Mydrives. They also released a brief report on the device's specifications. The Galaxy Note 3 will feature a full HD display, an Exynos 5410 Octa processer with four powerful Cortex A15 chips clocked at 2.0GHz, and the remaining four power-saving Cortex A7 chips running at 1.7 GHz.

Those specs seem to match up with some of the older information leaks on the device. Other reports stated that Samsung will improve build and design quality on the Galaxy Note 3.

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.

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