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There could be four (yes, four) Samsung Galaxy Note III versions

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There could be four (yes, four) Samsung Galaxy Note III versions
You’ve heard it all - the Samsung Galaxy Note III was first said to feature an unbreakable display, then it was said to have a display larger than six inches, but others claimed it’d be 5.7 inches and still breakable. Who got it right? It might just turn out that everyone was right.

The Samsung Galaxy Note III might end up launched in four very different models, according to Korean publication ET News.

Surprised, shocked? Well, don’t be. Remember, we’re talking about Samsung here, the same company that iterates on the design of its flagship Galaxy S4 to eternity with all sorts of models. Here, there is a slight difference though as we are not talking about different models, but about a single one - the Note III.

The third-generation phablet would allegedly come in a limited premium edition with unbreakable AMOLED screen and built out of premium materials, but you’d also be able to get a cheaper plastic one with an inferior 8-megapixel camera and an LCD display. Here is how it breaks down:

  • Model 1 will have the following characteristics: Premium materials, 13-megapixel camera, unbreakable AMOLED screen, sold in limited amounts.
  • Model 2 will have a plastic body, 13-megapixel camera, and regular AMOLED display.
  • Model 3 will also have a plastic body and 13-megapixel camera, but feature an LCD screen.
  • Model 4 finally will be the cheapest made out of plastic with 8-megapixel camera and an LCD display.

If true, you definitely wouldn’t be able to complain about lack of choice. Keep in mind that none of this is official yet, let’s keep our fingers crossed model 1 really exists and Samsung unveils it at IFA 2013 this September.

source: ET News via Android Beat

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posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:04 17

1. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


That is definitely one way to piss your customers off...."We made the product you all were asking for, but we're only offering it in limited quantities. You can still buy the other versions of our product though."

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:49 8

17. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I doubt they have the manufacturing capacity yet to supply unbreakable screens for millions of devices. They probably want to release ADN unbreakable screen before Apple patents the concept.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:25 1

46. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Here, let me guess.
Number 1= Note III Active
Number 2= Note III 'Normal' (Yes, normal!)
Number 3= Note III Duos
Number 4= Note III Mini...shouldn't there be more??

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:41 5

49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4858; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


This is crazy. This is the worst rumor yet.

Model 1 is the ONLY way to go.

The Note III Mini would just be a Galaxy S 4 with a S-Pen.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 15:59 1

50. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, judging from what came with the S4, i won't be surprised to see this rumor come to life!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 16:21 1

53. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4858; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know what you mean. I would like to know how THAT is working out for Samsung.....

+1

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 18:16

54. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


the 1st model of the note 3 with the unbreakable screen is gonna be so damn expensive u could probably buy 3 other fully unlocked phones off contract

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 21:11 1

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 22134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Note 3 Octa
Note 3 S pro 800
Note 3 mega mini
Note 3 mini mega rugged Octa active.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 10:48 1

22. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


The most non sense article from this site!!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:03 2

39. Potao.rises (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)


Non sense? How?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 23:04

60. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So why not the "Limited Edition" version
Or the "Reference, Prime" version

®

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:04 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


And which one will get the key lime pie update 1st? So much for the module fragmentation...

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:18 2

8. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


The more and more I hear about Key Lime Pie, the more I'm losing interest. All signs point to the fact that it's stripped down to work on the lowest specs possible.

If there are any new features, it'll work through apps and thus must be coded to work for the lowest common denominator, killing optimization for higher end phones... Well, that's IF the rumors are true -- and the reasoning makes sense.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 11:49 3

30. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


If it does run better on low spec phones, then it'll be great for high end ones as well. I'd love the extra speed, smoothness, and battery life.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 11:24 1

25. Potao.rises (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)


Limited edition will get first IMO..

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 14:39

48. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4490; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If anything it will depend more on the carrier than the model. But looking at the differences between the models, the only changes is the screen type and camera resolution, so there shouldn't be a lot of difference in the software.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:05 5

3. yungmel0 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)


This would be awesome!!!!!!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:05 2

4. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Samsung will not have unbreakable screen this year
it will be the same as S4 but with a styles
They will improve the styles features from hard tap to soft tap to long press from tapping on one end and the other end of the style that's where there main focus is right now

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:05

5. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Model 1 is Note 3 Active?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:07 6

6. Captain_TItties (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


They better not do this.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:15 1

7. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


limited stock?this is 2013 guys

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:20 3

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


More versions, more angry Samsung customers......

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:30 3

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


...rrrright. Wonder why they are replacing their old Samsung phones with new ones then when it's time for a change. Anger management?

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:42 3

15. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


and more brand dilusion

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:25 3

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Meh. I suspect you are seeing Sammy's plans for extending sales of the Note III by offering different variants. Apple is trying a similar approach with the iPhone.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:26 4

11. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


How about a Note III Mini? 4.8 or 5 inch display!? LOL!

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:03

38. Potao.rises (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)


5 inches? Get a GS4. GS4 has all of the features of Note 2 except stylus.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 13:21 3

41. Jack58221 (Posts: 154; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


I think he is mocking Samsung because between the gs4, gn3 and gTabs they are making well over a dozen different devices and doing exactly what Sammy fans were laughing at HTC for doing last year, only taking it up to the next level.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 09:51 1

18. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


This is good. This is choice.
Model 1 seems to be the best but will probably be the most expensive.
Some people might want a Note 3 but will want to spend less money.
This is just like computers.
Same model but different configurations with different prices per specs.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 11:51

31. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Agreed, I really don't see a problem with this. If I'm willing to spend the extra money, I can get a better phone. Isn't that the way it works with most things in life?

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