The international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is believed to be called the SM-N900 and that variant seems to have moved closer to launch as it has been spotted passing through a certification in Indonesia, a sign that the Galaxy Note 3 release has inched closer.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch isn’t expected to arrive until early September, ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany, we’ve already seen the device leak out in a heap of rumors ahead of its arrival. The device is expected to possess a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor either of the Exynos 5 or Qualcomm 800 caliber, a 13MP camera, and a design that mirrors the Galaxy S4. There are rumors that Samsung could be planning several different variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including cheap and premium devices, though that remains uncertain.
The Galaxy Note 3’s features remain a bit of a puzzle but the device’s launch puzzle appears to have been solved. The Galaxy Note 3 is widely expected to debut at an Unpacked event ahead of IFA 2013 which begins on September 6th. The device itself has been rumored for a release sometime in late September though no dates have been mentioned. And while a specific date remains unclear, it’s becoming clear that we are indeed getting closer to a Galaxy Note 3 release.
Samsung’s international variant of the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to come with a model number SM-N900 and it’s that model that has been spotted by Blog of Mobile passing through a certification in Indonesia. The filing, discovered within the country’s POSTEL certification body, doesn’t reveal much but it is a sign that things could be progressing with the Galaxy Note 3.
This is the first certification we’ve seen for the Galaxy Note 3 though it certainly won’t be the last. Devices typically see several different certifications before they are released and this certification in Indonesia is just one of hundreds that it will need to pass before it is released.
The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to have several different model numbers, with several leaking out already. Here is how they breakdown at the moment.
- SM-N900 – International version based on Samsung Exynos SoC
- SM-N9005 – International version based on Snapdragon SoC (Possibly Snapdragon 800)
- SM-N900A – AT&T Galaxy Note 3
- SM-N900T – T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3
- SM-N900V – Verizon Galaxy Note 3
- SM-N900S – Sprint Galaxy Note 3
- SM-N900R4 – Unknown
- SM-N900P – Unknown
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have yet to confirm the Galaxy Note 3 though that should change in the weeks ahead as they look to offer the next-generation phablet.