The image leaked by a Twitter handle PunkPanda, shows only a corner of the device. From what we can see, it seems like a shape similar to the Galaxy Note II. If we notice the status icons on the top bar, they do not seem to be similar to what Samsung usually has in its TouchWiz UI. Rather, these icons are closer to what we see in stock Android.
This is not the first time that an image of Note III has leaked. If we go back to the image leaked previously, it looks closer to the original Galaxy Note rather than the Galaxy Note II. Also, that device showed TouchWiz UI like status icons in the top bar. The positioning of the front facing camera is also closer to the speaker grill in the recent leak. So, make what you will of the two leaks.
Previous rumours state that the 6-inch phablet will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset. The Snapdragon 800 chipset has a quad-core Krait 400 processor that supports clock speeds of up to 2.3GHz. If is also expected that the device will have a full HD AMOLED display. Samsung Galaxy Note III is rumoured to support Bluetooth 4.0, 02.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), GSM (GPRS, EDGE), W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+ cat.29), MBMS, LTE cat.4, CDMA2000 connectivity options.
Recently, a leaked EXIF file on Picasa Japan revealed that the device will come with a 13-megapixel camera.
With multiple rumours already circulating about the forthcoming phablet, it is difficult to settle on what the actual device could be like.
The successor to Samsung's Galaxy Note II is expected to be launched at IFA in September.