Galaxy Note 3 Spec Rumors Point to LCD Display and 8-Megapixel Camera

The newest Galaxy Note 3 spec rumors point to the device launching with an LCD display and an 8-megapixel camera in emerging markets.

The device is expected to launch with slightly more expensive components in other markets. This cheaper model will cater to countries that prefer purchasing low-end smartphones. This will give them an opportunity to own a high-end handset at a better price.

This latest spec rumor was reported on by ETNews. The publication also states that this LCD version will account for 30 percent of the initial production run. However, the exact markets that will receive the phone is unclear at this time.

The Galaxy Note 3 release date could be as early as Sept. 27.

The device is expected to launch on that date in Taiwan, according to a report from Taiwanese site ePrice. Pre-orders are slated to begin on Sept. 16.

The device's availability date will not be announced until the Samsung "Unpacked" event which is set to take place on Sept. 4 in Berlin, Germany. This will be the public's first look at the phablet and the company's Galaxy Gear smart watch.

The Taiwan launch could either be the same as the official launch in the U.S., or could be slightly after. Either way, it's safe to assume that most markets will get their hands on the Galaxy Note 3 before the end of next month.

The Galaxy Note 3 and next-generation iPhone will launch around the same time.

The phablet also recently showed up in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's database over the weekend solidifying that its official release will take place in the very near future.

Bluetooth SIG oversees the Bluetooth standard and work to ensure that the thousands of devices that use the technology are compatible with each other. Manufacturers of Bluetooth devices are required to register their products in a public database. This normally happens right before a smartphone is launched.