While we’ll likely have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch date to find out exactly where the new phablet will be heading, consumers should add another probable Galaxy Note 3 carrier to their list as it appears that Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will get the next-generation Galaxy Note when it arrives later this year.
Despite the lack of an announcement, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is very much in the open thanks to a host of rumors that have emerge in the weeks ahead of its September 4th launch ahead of the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, Germany. Nothing is confirmed just yet, but rumors suggest that it will have a massive 5.68-5.7-inch 1080p display, Exynos 5 Octa and or Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 13MP camera, design similar to the Galaxy Note 2, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and more.
On paper, the device is looking like a worthy successor to the Galaxy Note 2, a device that emerged on a number of carriers back in October and November of last year. There are, however, some things that remain in the shadows, including its design, its price, its release date and its carriers. We’ve heard a number of rumors about where it will be heading when it arrives and today, yet another carrier has been added to the list.
Galaxy Note 3 rumors have suggest that the device will be heading to the usual suspects in the United States including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. U.S. Cellular is likely going to get the Galaxy Note 3 as well, though that hasn’t been rumored just yet. We’re now seeing carriers outside the United States emerge with a Reuters report claiming that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo will be getting the Galaxy Note 3 as well.
This is not surprising given NTT DoCoMo’s prominence in Japan but it is the first time we’ve seen a carrier rumored with information not revolving around suspected model numbers. It also appears that the carrier will get a ‘Japan-only’ model though it’s unclear exactly what that means.
With this carrier now all but confirmed, it appears that the Galaxy Note 3, like the other Galaxy Note and Galaxy S models, will be making its presence felt worldwide. The Galaxy Note series, which was once seen as a niche, is now available in a host of countries around the world with millions of devices in use.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be shown off on September 4th with a release date rumored for late September.