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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