Samsung Galaxy Note 3 render pops up, alongside first price hints

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 render pops up, alongside first price hints
We've been talking ad nauseam about the upcoming third iteration of Samsung's phablet line under the Galaxy Note branding, and even seen a few rectangular prototype mules leaked here and there. Now a render arrives, based on those leaked frames and front panels, looking so convincing, that it might as well be a presser.

Thin, rectangular shape with minimum bezel seems to be in store for us with the Note 3, the render tries to relay, and the S-Pen stylus is retouched a little bit as well, compared to what we have with the Note II, conveying possible added functionalities. What do you think, do the renders look convincing?

Meanwhile we got the first quote of the alleged Note 3 pricing, courtesy of a Russian electronics retailer, which expects to carry the phablet in the end of September with a price tag of 29 900 rubles, which equates to about 900 USD. Russia is always a very expensive market for these new gadgets, so based on this quote and historical differences between prices in Moscow and other major markets, we'd wager to guess it will land with about 700 USD/EUR starting price elsewhere, which would be in line with last year's Note II introductory.

Interestingly, the publication also says that the price of the Galaxy S4 will be slashed after the Note 3 introduction there, which we hope will translate to other markets as well. As for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the retailer cites a starting price of 14 990 rubles in Russia, which translates to about $450, and availability of the first batches is scheduled for the beginning of October, meaning an IFA 2013 expo launch just two days from now seems imminent.

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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76 Comments

1. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

It's not an official render, Some unknown designer just made a lessened version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with small S Pen :)

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's in line with the leaked front panel, it'll just have more frame and a bit more on the top and bottom, and the same old glossy finish.

51. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

This is an example of a simple yet elegant design, take note, this is a simple device :D http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-announces-5000mah-and-10000mah-portable-battery-chargers/

71. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

You are an annoying Sony fan.. trying to bash Samsung in every way you can and in every article you want..

21. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Nope... Seems like a real deal and looks cool too... Nice

35. Myrith

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

69. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Looks like an oversized Galaxy S2 international version that is, I hope the capacitive keys work with the stylus this time and I wish this was spring loaded that would be awesome.

76. g2a5b0e unregistered

The was a strange omission last time around, but I think the stylus working with the capacitive buttons is a guarantee this time. The Galaxy Note 8 allows it.

32. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

put some effort into your trolling, retard

61. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Don't buy the Note 3. Buy the Lumia 1520 it is going to be the best phone for 2013 and 2014

64. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

...for Instagram maybe.

2. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hope it looks just like that. Can't wait.

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

don't worry, we've got u covered.......!!!

3. Satnamreg

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Looks better. Can't say otherwise.

52. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

4. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Waiting for the beasts Note III and Honami

5. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Reminds me of s2 and original note

11. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I agree.

6. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Will Samsung ever get rid of the home button? Seems like the note 3 is even a larger of a device.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's Samsung's signature, why would they get rid of that?

8. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

because it's annoying

10. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Annoying?

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Poo probably prefers accidental taps and Android buttons taking off the 1/8 of the screen.

27. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I prefer HTC One's style ;)

33. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Well, you're in luck. They sell the HTC One for you. Go away, now.

34. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Are you hurt?

37. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The problem is that you said "because it's annoying" which doesn't make any sense. How can a physical button be annoying? Physical button is useful you know, you can press it to wake the phone up.

40. Myrith

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The physical home button on my Note II frequently gets smushed in my bag, which turns on the screen without my knowledge. Sometimes I'll open my bag to find a warm, turned-on phone. And, there's no way to disable the home button's "screen on" behavior (without rooting and custom software, I suppose). I hope it's customizable on the Note 3.

44. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

^this

54. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so the phone is turned on for what 30 secs or 1 min, then wouldnt it turned of after? Unless your gonna claim that once your phone is turned on, it stays on forever now? do you fill soo much junk in your bag to the point that the home button will always be pressed? I find your story hard to believe.

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