There could be four (yes, four) Samsung Galaxy Note III versions

There could be four (yes, four) Samsung Galaxy Note III versions
You’ve heard it all - the Samsung Galaxy Note III was first said to feature an unbreakable display, then it was said to have a display larger than six inches, but others claimed it’d be 5.7 inches and still breakable. Who got it right? It might just turn out that everyone was right.

The Samsung Galaxy Note III might end up launched in four very different models, according to Korean publication ET News.

Surprised, shocked? Well, don’t be. Remember, we’re talking about Samsung here, the same company that iterates on the design of its flagship Galaxy S4 to eternity with all sorts of models. Here, there is a slight difference though as we are not talking about different models, but about a single one - the Note III.

The third-generation phablet would allegedly come in a limited premium edition with unbreakable AMOLED screen and built out of premium materials, but you’d also be able to get a cheaper plastic one with an inferior 8-megapixel camera and an LCD display. Here is how it breaks down:

  • Model 1 will have the following characteristics: Premium materials, 13-megapixel camera, unbreakable AMOLED screen, sold in limited amounts.
  • Model 2 will have a plastic body, 13-megapixel camera, and regular AMOLED display.
  • Model 3 will also have a plastic body and 13-megapixel camera, but feature an LCD screen.
  • Model 4 finally will be the cheapest made out of plastic with 8-megapixel camera and an LCD display.

If true, you definitely wouldn’t be able to complain about lack of choice. Keep in mind that none of this is official yet, let’s keep our fingers crossed model 1 really exists and Samsung unveils it at IFA 2013 this September.

source: ET News via Android Beat

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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



63. kiarash1994

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I need the active one

62. Newton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Unbreakable Display is excellent selling point. But selling it in limited quantities is stupid. Its like hosting the biggest party in NYC but saying that its going to end at 10' pm.

61. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

I think it will be better if it were like this : 1. Galaxy note 3 : exynos 5420 octa, 3 GB ram, 5.99 inch super amoled RGB screen, LTE, 13mp ois camera, 4500 mah battery 2. Galaxy note 3 LTE-A : snapdragon 800, 3 GB ram, 5.7 inch IGZO/IPS lcd screen, LTE-A, 13 mp ois camera, 4200 mah battery 3. Galaxy note 3 active : snapdragon 800, 3 GB ram, unbreakable amoled screen, LTE, 8mp camera, 4200 mah battery I myself prefer number 1. What do you guys think ?

59. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

I want the screen that is easy to read outside

56. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

no matter how many mode they do with note 3, Z ultra will kick its butt hahahaha try to overtake first 6.5mm premium water/dust resistant

51. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Model 1 and 3, 1 with flexible screen and 3 with lcd screen. Just add dual stereo speakers and I'm in.

52. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

But, Samsung please. .. before you bring it to the market, kindly push the update for our gnote 2 first! !!

47. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

wow really Samsung, 4 damn models??!?! "Model 1 will have the following characteristics: Premium materials, 13-megapixel camera, unbreakable AMOLED screen, sold in limited amounts." why cant you just have this model? just put all the goods in ONE PHONE why spread it over 4 diff models??!?!? if i cant get "model one" then i dont even want the note 3, ill just wait 2-3 more months and get something diff

44. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

I'm 99.99% sure most markets including US will get plastic body with regular AMOLED screen.

37. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

I don't think samsung is going to release all 4 models. That would be a huge mistake. I think we'll see Model 2 as the main Galaxy Note III and maybe another phablet with "active" at the end.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hopefully they don't make another bonehead mistake, and release them all at different times. What a dumb move.

36. MrTzr unregistered

A bigger mistake would be if they release them in different countries. E.g. model 1 in korea, model 2 in europe etc.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep agrees

45. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Knowing Samsung, they will most likely shaft the much bigger and far more important international market in favour of their own country, we will probably be stuck with the recycled bin parts with an 8mp Camera so they can sell in bucket loads. Makes me also wonder whether we will see different screen sizes, I know there was an early Note 3 prototype floating around the web a month ago showing a 6.3 inch screen which some thought to be the mega 6.3 but seeing as that model is already out in the open I doubt that Samsung would have put a protective cover over it so late, which means this could either be model one or most likely 2. Could EVLeaks have only leaked the screen size for models 3 and 4 which did show a much smaller screen in the more recent prototype showing a screen size resembling 5.7-5.9 inches?

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think 6.3 is too large. I played with the mega at a third party retailer here in Vegas, and didn't like the feel of it at all. My hands are pretty good size, and I still needed both to properly manage it.

58. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Can I ask where in Vegas? I'll be going there next week and Im interested in seeing it in person also.

28. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Either make Model 1 or Model 3. Not both and defiantly not all of them! Different versions of the same phone makes it confusing for the consumer. Just try to fine a case on Amazon for the HTC One without typing in M7 and see what you fine.

27. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Guess the question is which versions will be carried by the specific providers in which countries. I dont expect ATT to carry all 4. In the past, they have tried to choose the cheaper models. I would prefer #1 myself, but other specs matter too. Battery and hopefully waterproof? I would buy unlocked for that!

24. Potao.rises

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

Repeating the mistakes of HTC?

21. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Am waiting the second model, I am well pleased with plastic any day,, reason being, all phones I ever owned were plastic and non messed me so far

19. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Model #1 FOR ME!!

18. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

This is good. This is choice. Model 1 seems to be the best but will probably be the most expensive. Some people might want a Note 3 but will want to spend less money. This is just like computers. Same model but different configurations with different prices per specs.

31. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Agreed, I really don't see a problem with this. If I'm willing to spend the extra money, I can get a better phone. Isn't that the way it works with most things in life?

11. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

How about a Note III Mini? 4.8 or 5 inch display!? LOL!

38. Potao.rises

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

5 inches? Get a GS4. GS4 has all of the features of Note 2 except stylus.

41. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I think he is mocking Samsung because between the gs4, gn3 and gTabs they are making well over a dozen different devices and doing exactly what Sammy fans were laughing at HTC for doing last year, only taking it up to the next level.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Meh. I suspect you are seeing Sammy's plans for extending sales of the Note III by offering different variants. Apple is trying a similar approach with the iPhone.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

More versions, more angry Samsung customers......

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

...rrrright. Wonder why they are replacing their old Samsung phones with new ones then when it's time for a change. Anger management?

15. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

and more brand dilusion

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