Samsung remains ahead of the competition, but growth is fastest in the low- to mid-range. (Credit: Reuters)

Samsung's next generation Galaxy Note has been speculated for a launch for quite some time. Latest rumours suggest that the alleged phablet is likely to come in three different screen sizes which include 5.5-inch, 5.7-inch and 6-inch variants.

According to Zauba, an Indian logistics website which has the country's import and export database, the South Korean company has sent eight different Galaxy Note 3 phablet models to India, either for testing and evaluation or for R&D.

The technology website Mobiletor citing information on Zauba revealed that out of the eight models of Galaxy Note 3, three models which are codenamed SM-N900V, SM-N900AI and SM-N900P feature 5.7-inch screens. The model numbers SM-N900T and SM-N900A are shipped with 6-ich screen and the SM-N900 model will be a 5.5-inch touchscreen phablet.

It is known many of the aforementioned models will not make its way to the Indian handset market after testing and evaluation. Reports about Sammy testing many models cannot be discarded easily as the company tried the same tactic with its recently launched Galaxy Mega handset.

Samsung is expected to debut its much anticipated Galaxy Note 3 phablet on 4 September. According to previous reports, the device would come with a 5.7-inch display, Android 4.3 Jelly bean operating system powered by Snapdragon 800 Chipset with support for LTE-A. Other stipulated features include a super AMOLED screen with full HD resolutions, 3GB RAM and a 13.0-megapixel camera with Xenon flash.