Merlot Red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launched in South Korea, availability in other markets uncertain

Merlot Red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launched in South Korea, availability in other markets uncertain
At the start of December, Samsung mentioned that its Galaxy Note 3 would be available in a Merlot Red edition, but didn’t provide exact launch details for it at that time. Well, today the Merlot Red Note 3 has been officially released in South Korea, where it seems to be exclusively offered by SK Telecom (the country’s largest mobile carrier).

We have to agree, the faux leather back of the device does look good in red. The new color also matches up perfectly with Christmas, so Samsung is probably expecting to sell quite a bunch of Merlot Red Notes in Korea.

Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t say if this new Galaxy Note 3 color variant would be released Stateside, or in any other market, for that matter.

Other two Note 3 colors that were unveiled in early December are Rose Gold Black and Rose Gold White, with the latter already launched in China.

All in all, the Note 3 now has six official color versions – only one less than Samsung’s other flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, which is currently available in seven different hues.

source: Samsung Tomorrow (translated)

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



15. Icy4Icy

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

All they need is a blue one!!! I'm loving the red.

14. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

Dear Samsung, I love your phones but your marketing strategies annoy me.

13. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Man I would love to see this on Verizon in the US. It might tempt me to switch to Samsung from Moto and LG.

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks nice

6. bitlebron

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

I Have One.. White (colour) Its d best phone till date IMO .. 4 real.. (previously used iphone 5, xperia z and GS4)

3. simplepink

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I want!!!


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

No matter what color they may be.. All Galaxies are ugly. Yeahh, that rhymed! :D

2. SleepingOz unregistered

In your opinion.. But anyway, seems like most people don't really care as long as they are getting the best of what technology has to offer.


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

POPULAR is not entirely the same with the BEST.

5. SleepingOz unregistered

You're right, but like it or not, the Note 3 is the BEST Android money can buy right now. It is overall better the the One MAX, G2 and Z1.

8. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

In youre opinion... But any way..

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Not really.. The Note 3 was voted BEST Smartphone of 2013 by PA readers, was crowned the BEST phablet of 2013 by PA team and won the comparison with the G2, which in turn, was crowned the best smartphone of 2013. So I guess it's not just my opinion. =]

9. taikucing unregistered

Nah, Vivo Xplay 3S is the best android money can buy. $580 without contract. Crazy spec with beautiful UI & aluminum body

10. SleepingOz unregistered

"the Note 3 is the BEST Android money can buy RIGHT NOW." AFAIK, the Vivo will only be released next month.

12. GeekMovement unregistered

I think that's more of your opinion and the opinion of many on PA, but I personally don't mind the design of Samsung phones.

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