Samsung Galaxy Note III to ship next month with 16GB version dropped?

Samsung Galaxy Note III to ship next month with 16GB version dropped?
A published report on Monday cites a source as saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note III will be shipping out on week 36 (September 2-8) with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in transit during week 40 (September 30-October 6). The source added that depending on the region, there could be a one week delay. Both devices are expected to be introduced during a Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin on September 4th. That is just a couple of days before the IFA 2013 show in Berlin opens.

The report also mentions that Samsung has decided to scrap the 16GB model of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. Instead, the 32GB and 64GB models will be available. You might remember that some purchasers of the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 complained that they had less than 9GB of storage on the phone after bloatware was taken into account.

We'd advise you to be a bit skeptical about the shipping dates because they are not official. The good news is that it won't be long until September 4th at which time we will know what Samsung has in mind in terms of launching the next iteration of its phablet and its smartwatch. With the Apple iWatch said to be delayed, introducing its watch before Apple unveils the iWatch could give the Korean based OEM an advantage with this next generation of smartwatches that it never had with smartphones or tablets.

source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

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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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32 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Why not put 128GB in the Note 3.

11. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Eh, not until prices come down. At this point, DRAM isn't fast enough to write and read to it (nor cheap enough) to do that effectively without causing frustration.

22. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LMAO... You are accusing HTC on copying apple because of the rumor that the HTC One Max will be haviong a finger print scanner and then here you go asking samsung for a 128GB for the Note 3 because you heard that apple will do that on iPhone 5s? Hahahaha.pathetic dude...really.hahahaha

26. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Let's just be happy for starters that they aren't even making the 16GB version an option because you know carriers like Verizon would jump at that so they can mark up the price of a 32GB version if they decided to offer that several months after the 16GB was out.

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Its about time 16gig just dose not cut it anymore

14. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

For these phablets, I can see 16 gigs not being enough. When you are combining two devices into one it make smore sense that you would need more space because you would essentially be combining their content as well. for a typical smartphone, though, I cannot see a reason that 16 gigs wouldn't be enough.

23. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

The samsung galaxy s4 has 9gig only and you pay for a 16gig phone, so 7gig is being used by the system and the truth of the matter is apps, games and so on are getting bigger and bigger, anyone who knows about storage and memory knows that the price deference between 16gig and 32gig is really not that much and many of these OEM are making a killing of the consumers. in my personal opinion 16gig should be scraped for high end expensive phones, 16 should be the standard for lower end cheaper phones

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Why not put 1TB.....

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

1TB of flash storage is more expensive than the rest of the phone.

7. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

i agree bro. common sense level: Expert

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol...i was being sarcastic

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

18. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Good luck fitting that ssd inside the phone. Evo series is an upgrade for the 840 series Wait for the Evo Pros.

8. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

That's not feasible.

9. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

For sure it will definitely lag. Still not optimized to that big of a storage..

19. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

In 2025 they will.

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I hope Note 3 display resolution is higher than 1920x1080 for that size 5.7 inches because Galaxy S4 has the same resolution 1920x1080 at 5 inches.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Note 3 will be an RGB display instead of pentile.

10. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Hopefully. We don't know for sure (even the S4 doesn't use the RGB layout; they use a layout with big green pixels and small red and blue ones).

25. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

high resolution kills battery

31. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

My Note2 at 5.5" has 1280x resolution which I don't find bad at all. The jump to 1920 for a phone that's only .2" bigger will be a massive upgrade in the resolution department. I do NOT want more resolution than that - an unnecessary waste of battery.

13. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Yeah, I'm sure there'll be more bloatware to come with Note III, so 16GB is not the choice to go with! :)

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31640; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart move Samsung.

17. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Just shut up and take my money

20. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

No more samsung product for me now onwards... my s4 heat like a burning charcoal in my hand while playing game evn for 5-10min.

21. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Big phone must have BIG Storage !!

24. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

About time! I've been saying since 2011 that 16GB must be scrapped and 32GB should be the standard in high ends. I cant imagine buying a smartphone in post 2012 with less than 32GB, my GS3 had 32GB built-in and so does my GS4. 16GB should be for mid ends and low ends.

27. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Which is why I'm pissed that the Note II doesn't even come in a 32GB version for Verizon.

28. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

what's bullsh!t is they make a 16gb and then charge an extra $100 for 16gb more storage in the 32gb ones. That needs to stop. This is not 1999, 16 gb of storage does not deserve to be marked up 1000%

29. Galaviz8

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2013

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