Could Samsung be planning to launch four versions of the Galaxy Note III at the same time?

Samsung Galaxy Note III

Samsung is fond of producing several different versions of their devices to reach different market segments. The pending release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III could represent a significant change in how Samsung goes about doing this though. According to reports from Korean web site ET News, Samsung is preparing to release four different versions of the Galaxy Note III at the same time. Unlike other smartphone models, the different devices will not have different names to distinguish them like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 versus Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini versus Samsung Galaxy S 4 Activ. All of the devices will be Galaxy Note III models and they will all be released at the same time.  The differences in the models will be in items like screen sizes, types of screens, camera hardware or the chassis material. Core components like the processor or amount of memory included will be consistent throughout all of the devices.

The different versions can be summed up as:

  • Version 1 – made with a high quality metal case, a 13MP camera, and an unbreakable AMOLED screen;
  • Version 2 – made with a plastic body, 13MP camera, and a regular AMOLED screen;
  • Version 3 – made with a plastic body, a 13MP camera, and an LCD screen;
  • Version 4 – made with a plastic body, an 8MP camera, and an LCD screen.

Given the different types of screens, it is suspected different versions will come with different screen sizes. If this information is accurate, it could explain why there has been so much variation in leaks regarding the specs for the Galaxy Note III. The other big question that will be on everyone’s mind as this story develops is what kind of cost differential will there be between the different models and who will be able to buy these different models?

source: ET News
via: phoneArena


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Hilman in Edmonton

    Version 1 please!!!

  • Benjamin Pavel

    I just hope that this is the only change they will have between themselves,..because if the hardware changes there will be a lot of troubles and confusion at XDA forums.