Last week, a report had suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s rear camera will not come with optical image stabilization, or OIS. OIS, a key element of Nokia’s PureView camera technology on its Lumia Windows Phones, was expected to be a selling point on the Galaxy Note 3, but it was claimed last week that OIS would be included on future Samsung flagships instead, most likely the Galaxy S5 to be released in the first half of 2014.
Now, a report from Android Geeks backs up the slightly older rumors, as an insider claims that the Galaxy Note 3 won’t just come with OIS, but also won’t include an S Orb panoramic photography feature as previously rumored.
The European tech site’s source also added some details on the Galaxy Note 3’s fundamental specifications, as the phablet would reportedly be the first mobile device released with 3 GB RAM. In terms of optical image stabilization, that won’t be among the device’s selling features; instead, the Galaxy Note 3 will come with the same 13-megapixel rear camera setup as that on the Galaxy S4.
As for the S Orb feature, the source said that the 360-degree panoramic setup was “too buggy” at this point to be included on the Galaxy Note 3.
Other basic specifications expected in the Galaxy Note 3 include a 5.7-inch displaywith Full HD (1080p) resolution, NFC and 4G LTE support, an S Pen stylus pen and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. Depending on the market, the Galaxy Note 3 may come with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 or an eight-core Exynos 5420 Octa processor, though only a handful of markets may get the version with Samsung’s homebrewed eight-core based on ARM big.LITTLE architecture.