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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to Release With Up to Four Different Models

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Over the past couple months, we have heard enough rumors to fill every inch of the Galaxy Note 3’s huge screen. Everything from how much RAM it will have to what type of material the device will be made out of has been rumored. As we get closer to IFA Berlin, the leaks just keep coming. The latest rumor to hit mentions that we could see up to four different models of the Note 3 when it launches, but is that really too many?

First broken by Korean news site ETnews, Samsung is reportedly going to launch four different models of the Note 3 when it eventually gets unveiled later this summer. Four may sound like a lot, but if you think about it, there isn’t much to it. Say Samsung goes with the Exynos processor outside the United States like it has done in the past and brings a Snapdragon to us, and each one of those models has a 32GB and 64GB memory option and bam; four models. That might not be what Samsung has up their sleeve, but you can see how four models isn’t that many.

We did see Samsung turn the Galaxy S4 into four completely different phones, the S4, S4 MiniS4 Zoom and S4 Active – so they could be planning something like that for the Note. Note 3 Mini anybody? 

Via: ETNews [Translated]

  • saint_stephen

    In for Google Edition Note 3 with stylus support included much like the GE HTC One includes Beats and Zoe.

  • 6.5 inches of stainless steel, waterproof, dustproof and drop proof Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE. 🙂 I can’t wait to get it on my website.

  • Dethdroid

    Anything on the horizon worth replacing my Verizon Galaxy Nexus with? Any pure devices?

  • Jay Escobar

    i was hoping that i would see the Star Trek communicators invented by Samsung. or at least transporter technology…but i guess that’s far-fetched, huh?
    back to reality..
    I wonder if these rumors are true and if they are, do you think Apple will allow the note 3 to be sold in the US?we’ll have to wait and see…

  • dmagicp

    I remember when my Android experience first took off. I had wanted a smartphone, but I just didn’t want to pay 30 extra dollars for the data plan. Finally a friend of mine talked me into it, and I took the plunge and bought a Motorola Droid X. I absolutely loved that phone, and after spending a few days being on the Internet whenever I wanted, I was hooked. I remember thinking that there would never be another phone that would match that same feeling that I had when I first got my X. And it has been largely true up to this point. Sure I have gotten better phones over the years, but I’m talking about the initial excitement that the Droid X brought me. Kind of like the first time you, well you know. Lol! And then I got my First Samsung, which was of course the Note 2. And suddenly I had that same feeling all over again. I absolutely love the Note series. I have been so happy with my phone that nothing else that gets announced even makes me think twice about getting rid of it. Except a better Note of course. I really like what Samsung is doing with this line of phones and I really can’t see myself ever going back to a regular sized phone again. If Samsung manages to keep the frame of this phone the same size, and put in an even bigger, higher resolution 1080p screen, with a faster processor? I just might have to sell my Note 2 next June when the Note 3 has dropped in price to 79 bucks on Amazon again!

  • cb2000a

    Note mini?

  • Caleb Boerner

    how bout Note 3 Mega?????

    • everettedl

      Best comment all day

    • Alan Fortte

      They have that, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 which is hilariously large.

  • SefQuiN

    Coolest thing about my thunderbolt was the stand (sigh), why dont phones have stands anymore? The cases w standz are ugly…

  • SefQuiN

    Note 3 w microwave and fax….

  • Michael Veringo

    I have my fingers crossed on a Note 3 Active.

  • Kyle Miller

    These cellphone manufacturers are losing their minds!

  • LionStone

    That’s it!? Only 4 versions? Must be slowing down 🙂


  • Alan Fortte

    Note III Mini Zoom Activ+
    What a ****fest.

  • Jordan

    I’m sure the Note 3 Mini will be a renamed S4

  • Alan Fortte

    The Note 3 mini is stupid to do when you’ve got the S4 and a mini along side that.

    • cb2000a

      Not really…the mini could be a 5.2″ version with stylus (S4 does not have stylus).

  • Ben Myton

    I’m ashamed to admit it, but I like the look of that iGalaxy Notephone 5 render that you posted there Eric… If that had an overall thickness equal to the edge height of my DNA I think I might be tempted to switch.

    • Tyler Durden

      Doesn’t even look like an iPhone. Be gone troll.

      • Alan Fortte

        Apple paid him like $20 dollars to troll on any Android device on the site. Surprise he hasn’t commented on the Moto X rumors…

  • Tyler Durden

    Only company that offers a good variety of phones. Can’t wait for Note 3 active.

  • roberthenderson

    I have a galaxy S 3 that’s working great, but I am ready for a change. If they give me a variant with front facing speakers, at least 32gb, and a camera with advanced indoor and lowlight shooting, they will get my money. If not, looks like HTC One +for me.

    • Saul Viayra

      You can give it a try but you will returned just like I did camera not even close to be as good as I though.But it is a nice phone good luck I’ll stick whit my s4

      • roberthenderson

        not the One, the One Plus or One Max, whatever they are going to call the larger screen variant of the HTC One. I’m hoping they stuff a few more ultrapixels in for better resolution. the low light shooting capabilities of the One are definitely better than the s4.

        • Saul Viayra

          Yes in deed but be honest how many times do you take pictures at low light at lease me I take most of my pictures whit day light or no light and than you need a flash but like I said htc did a great job on the htc one

          • roberthenderson

            I actually take quite a few low light and indoor photos. both of those shooting conditions rely in large part on the sensor that is used and Samsung, clearly, has skimped on this. if you look on cnet, you will see a very good comparison between the Galaxy S4, the HTC One, and the iPhone 5 cameras . Samsung won the outdoor shooting section, but lagged far behind in low light and indoor performance. There’s no excuse for that, Samsung needs to use better components. And I’m sorry, when I pay a premium price for a flagship phone , I expect it to be at least as good as the best that is currently available.

          • Saul Viayra

            And if you pay full price on a flagship device shouldn’t that device take great pictures outdoors to not only on low light conditions

          • roberthenderson

            you are missing my point. samsung did a great job with the Galaxy S 4 and advancing the outdoor shooting capabilities . outdoor shots look great. but they lost the indoor and low light shooting comparison badly. so while I don’t expect them to have to improve the outdoor shooting technology of the S4 for the Note 3, it would be a big disappointment if they didn’t greatly improve the indoor shooting. there is no excuse for them 2 lag that far behind in that area. or to make a long answer short I expect samsung to be at least as good as the best available in all areas (although matching the new Nokia 1020 camera probably won’t happen).

          • Saul Viayra

            In deed won’ happen you mean the dual core against quad core and 2gs of ram instead of 1 or the shy Windows system against the powerful Android or just the camera because you told me about been the best for a premium price device and at $299 whit a 2 year contract for just having a wonderful camera than just buy a camera if that’s all this phone can do it will be much cheaper don’t you think or are you wiling to loose Android just for a camera

          • roberthenderson

            No, I’m not leaving Android for Windows. I just expect Samsung, with each successive release, to comparatively look at its weaknesses and improve on them. People will buy what they want in the end, but my Galaxy s3 is working fine, so if they want me to come out of pocket again, they have to address the camera weakness in lowlight capabilities. Don’t know or really care what matters to other people in this instance, I’m talking about me (who still has unlimited data and will be shelling out almost 700$ to keep it for a new phone).

          • Saul Viayra

            Lol have you notice that you and I are still whit this argue every body else last opinion was 6 days ago hahaha have a good one man

  • Phillip Bee

    There was actually 1 more S4 variant because our was released as the octa-core and then as quad state side.

    Hopefully this Note will include a dormant or better yet active LTE advanced radio for use on Tmo *crosses fingers*

  • Jane Harmoud

    Samsung is getting desperate and starting to panic. The decline has begun..

  • SomeDooD123

    Samsung Galaxy S Note 3 MIni Active Zoom Edition, anyone?

  • JonathonFlores

    You forgot about the Note 3 mini Active LTE-Advanaced with Zoom capabilities.

  • zurginator

    I know people love to dig on Samsung for being an Apple copy… but whoever did this mock-up…. really?

  • ahhh yes

    note lll mini…s4 w/ stylist?

    • JetRanger

      A phone that does your hair for you … Oh Samsung, you and your silly features.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        I was thinking the same when I read his comment haha

  • Pete Labozetta

    How are Samsung radios in non-Galaxy Nexus Samsung phones? I’ve had a VZW Gnex since launch and it’s starting to show it’s age (Atom rom does help) and the battery is atrocious, along with the lackluster radios compared to my OG Droid. I might give the Note 3 a look if it has better radios than my Gnex.

    And while we’re on the topic, how about the HTC radios? I might give HTC’s phablet a look if their radios are good.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      They are all Qualcomm radios. So, they’re pretty much all the same now if the vendor uses the stock RIL. Motorola tweaks theirs, so they can get somewhat better reception with the same chips, but in general, the radios are going to be fairly even across devices.

    • Jared

      I just upgraded to the S4 on Saturday from my GNex because of the issues I was having with the radios keeping lte in my townhouse. So far the S4 radios are doing much better, but I think Justtyn Hutcheson is right, most of the newer phones are pretty well even. The GNex just had troublesome radios, all-in-all.

    • Louie J

      The radio in my samsung gnex was a POS (and/or so was Verizon service). The Note 2 has a newer radio and it is great.

    • LionStone

      Never had any issues with HTC’s radios since the Incredible, from the mountains to the city.

  • WhattheFrenchToast!

    When are they going to make a phone without buttons! Plus, google owns Motorola, and they Ultra still have buttons! WTF mate!

    • hoosiercub88

      Never. They’re trying to make their rectangular slabs look as far distanced from Apple’s rectangular slabs as possible.

      I’m with you though, I would love a Note device with on-screen buttons.

    • Butters619

      The Droid phones have buttons*. Those phones are for Verizon and Verizon has a lot of control over how those come out.

      The X-Phone (the real Google/Moto phone) has on screen.

      • DainLaguna

        not true. the droid razr hd, razr maxx hd and razr m all have onscreen buttons.

        • Butters619

          I was referring to the new Motorola Droid phones coming (The Ultras). Should have been more clear.

        • JONES2BE2015


  • rei_load

    I feel like the Note 3 mini would just be the S4

  • The sad part is, a Note 3 “Mini” would probably be the same size as the original Note. haha

  • Go Hawkeyes

    As long as it’s not carrier specific models then I don’t see a problem.

    • hoosiercub88

      It won’t be.

  • Payaso

    One with a metal back?

  • discstu37

    The Note 3 Active is actually a backpack, too

    • JoshGroff

      I was looking for an easy way to carry my GTab 8.9. Preordering one stat.

      Also, does it come with a jetpack, or is that extra?

      • discstu37

        You’re thinking of the Note 3 Active Maxx

    • Tyler Durden

      I hope so!

    • Butters619

      Complete with a built in Camel-Bak

  • MichaelFranz

    this whole different model thing with phones is getting annoying. Honestly. Do a rgeiular and an active model and call it a day. If you do a note 3 mini, its an S4, maybe with a s-pen…innovative!!

  • BIG CAT #7

    Wouldn’t the Note 3 Mini basically be the S4?????

    • decidedtochangename

      but, but, the pen!

      • JasonIvers

        The pen, boss, the pen!

    • feztheforeigner

      Somebody missed the joke…

      • EricRees