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

Related phones

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)



1. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

That is definitely one way to piss your customers off...."We made the product you all were asking for, but we're only offering it in limited quantities. You can still buy the other versions of our product though."

17. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I doubt they have the manufacturing capacity yet to supply unbreakable screens for millions of devices. They probably want to release ADN unbreakable screen before Apple patents the concept.

46. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Here, let me guess. Number 1= Note III Active Number 2= Note III 'Normal' (Yes, normal!) Number 3= Note III Duos Number 4= Note III Mini...shouldn't there be more??

49. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This is crazy. This is the worst rumor yet. Model 1 is the ONLY way to go. The Note III Mini would just be a Galaxy S 4 with a S-Pen.

50. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, judging from what came with the S4, i won't be surprised to see this rumor come to life!

53. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know what you mean. I would like to know how THAT is working out for Samsung..... +1

54. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

the 1st model of the note 3 with the unbreakable screen is gonna be so damn expensive u could probably buy 3 other fully unlocked phones off contract

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 3 Octa Note 3 S pro 800 Note 3 mega mini Note 3 mini mega rugged Octa active.

22. ihatesmartphone unregistered

The most non sense article from this site!!

39. Potao.rises

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

Non sense? How?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So why not the "Limited Edition" version Or the "Reference, Prime" version ®

2. wendygarett unregistered

And which one will get the key lime pie update 1st? So much for the module fragmentation...

8. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

The more and more I hear about Key Lime Pie, the more I'm losing interest. All signs point to the fact that it's stripped down to work on the lowest specs possible. If there are any new features, it'll work through apps and thus must be coded to work for the lowest common denominator, killing optimization for higher end phones... Well, that's IF the rumors are true -- and the reasoning makes sense.

30. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

If it does run better on low spec phones, then it'll be great for high end ones as well. I'd love the extra speed, smoothness, and battery life.

25. Potao.rises

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

Limited edition will get first IMO..

48. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If anything it will depend more on the carrier than the model. But looking at the differences between the models, the only changes is the screen type and camera resolution, so there shouldn't be a lot of difference in the software.

3. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

This would be awesome!!!!!!

4. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Samsung will not have unbreakable screen this year it will be the same as S4 but with a styles They will improve the styles features from hard tap to soft tap to long press from tapping on one end and the other end of the style that's where there main focus is right now

5. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Model 1 is Note 3 Active?

6. Captain_TItties

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

They better not do this.

7. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

limited stock?this is 2013 guys

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

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.

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.

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?

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