Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z1 are set to land on Three with a leak stating the two upcoming smartphones will be available on the network later this month.
The two new devices, which are both expected to be unveiled at IFA 2013 on 4 September, are mentioned in an internal Three document obtained by Engadget.
The document states that the Galaxy Note 3 will arrive on the network on 16 September and the Xperia Z1 a week later on 24 September with the same picture confirming they won’t actually be unveiled until 4 September.
It doesn’t confirm if the network will be the first one to carry the phone in the UK and after the launch at IFA other operators will likely start to offer the same devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the third incarnation of the company’s flagship phablet with the specifications a closely guarded secret in the lead up to the announcement this week.
It is expected to have a 5.7in full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB RAM and an ultra-powerful 3,450mAh battery. On the back of the device there will be a 13-megapixel camera and it all runs on Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.
There are even strong rumours that Samsung will release a downgraded version of the device with an LCD screen and an 8-megapixel camera for emerging markets where the price needs to be cheaper.
Sony’s Xperia Z1, meanwhile, will have a Full HD 5in screen and is expected to pack a 20-megapixel G-branded camera and an impressive 3,000mAh battery. The extra power is needed to supplement the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which is also present in the Galaxy Note 3.
Stay tuned to this site later in the week for full coverage of both launch events with a live blog giving readers a run down of all the going’s on at IFA 2013.