Samsung Galaxy Note III may come in multiple sizes

Samsung Galaxy Note III may come in multiple sizes
We have been having trouble sorting through the rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note III, because original reports had the device launching with a 6-inch display, while more recent reports have been saying it will be a 5.7-inch display. It turns out that both may be right, because the new theory is that the Note III will launch in multiple sizes.

Indian import/export database Zauba, which also recently listed a possible 12.2-inch tablet from Samsung, has multiple listings for the Samsung Galaxy Note III, but the interesting thing is that the site lists different models of the Note III as having either 5.5-inch, 5.7-inch, or 6-inch displays. The only hitch is that the listings mark all of the models as either "for R&D purpose" or "for testing & evaluation & not for retail sale". 

This could either indicate that Samsung is still testing different prototypes and hasn't yet chosen a final size for the Note III, or it could mean that there will be multiple sizes for the device. 

If there will be various sizes, which one would you choose?

source: Zauba via Engadget

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51 Comments

1. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I dont know about you, but Im ready for Samsung to reveal the Note 3 now. Im tired of the rumors and ready for the real thing!!!

14. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

5.5" is the dual sim asian variant, made for itty bitty hands 6.0" is the USA LTE-A super sized variant

33. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

really?? im asian and ive got bigger hands than you, i use the note II with one hand you racist dingo

34. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

A dingo stole my baby. (You have no idea how long I've been sitting on that just waiting for the opportunity to drop that quote. Thank you.)

35. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

knock yourself out. and FYI Asian are indians, Chinese Malay, Korean, Australian, even Isrealis are Asian so when you say little hands you must be really narrow in the head from watching way too many George Bush

38. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Which Asian country consumed the whole continent of Australia? O.o

42. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Because there are three main races in the world - Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. I'm sure you can figure out which one Asians fall under.

45. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the ignorance of the comment gave me cancer

48. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Says the retard who knows nothing about race.

36. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

How do you know how big his hands are?

39. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

squallz506(comment of size)/moroninc(comment against racism)X Note III size = size of hands.

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'll take two double sized Note 3 with the smaller one for my girlfriend. 1 S4 duos for my dad, 1 S4 active for my bro, 1S4 mini for my mom and the S4 zoom for my photographer friend...and make it HOT with extra cheese please!

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just don't read those rumors. Just wait for their conference like I am. I doubt it will get shown off at IFA 13'.

31. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Remember that Exynos 5 Octa was broken because it had a non functioning cache coherent bus. I just read on Anandtech that it's been fixed on the new Exynos 5 Octa. This means that battery life will be much better on the Note 3 if it gets the new Octa. I also saw on gfxbench.com that Adreno 330 is much faster than Tegra 4's GPU so the Snapdragon version of the Note 3 will be an outstanding performer too!

2. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

5.5 inch is the note 2 refresh or possibly the budget note 2 with snapdragon 600 installed.

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Any news on 7 inches???

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

If Samsung go with 7 inches, their competitor will be the Asus Fonepad. lol

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol .... welcome to 2013!

17. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Woah! Slow down...

4. TOMarsh1

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

different sized screens for different global markets? ( 5.7" for UK, 5.7" and 6.0" for US...)

8. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Seeing as the US and UK both have LTE, I'd say we will both get a 5.7 and 6 inch version. If such a size variation exists, the 5.7 inch is the budget version and the 6 inch is the premium version, i sincerely hope this is true as i wasn't going to settle for a small 5.7 inch screen.

5. TOMarsh1

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

hey, doesn't the Galaxy mega already exist...

23. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Just like Samsung has the Galax Tab (lower end) series tablets along with the Note tablets (premium), there is the Galaxy Mega (low end) and the Note phablet (premium).

6. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

i hope they go 5,5.

49. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 478; Member since: May 26, 2011

Agreed! We've seen Samsung create s series mini versions, why not a Samsung Galaxy Note III mini version.

7. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

They might be researching the right screen size.

10. TOMarsh1

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

asian markets getting 5.5" plastic version?(without xenon flash) US/European markets getting aluminium design with xenon as standard?

12. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

the thing is..if samsung is going to unveil note 3 on sep 4th..they have already testing it on a day to day basis..i mean the phone is already being assembled and going through final testings..

13. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

5.7 inch

15. Stayfly2407

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

If they make a NOTE III ACTIVE im on it. A waterproof note will be dope. I wont put a case on it making it bigger

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