The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch is set for September 4th, allowing for plenty of leaks to emerge ahead of its unveiling. And while we’ve seen plenty of details emerge, there is one Galaxy Note 3 rumor in particular that should delight those that are thinking about buying Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 2 successor.
Galaxy Note 3 leaks are nothing new, they have been occurring for months now ahead of the device’s expected September launch date. In fact, thanks to the overwhelming amount of Galaxy Note 3 rumors, we have a pretty good idea about what to expect from Samsung’s new phablet, a device that on paper, looks like it will be another solid option for consumers.
Rumors suggest that it will have a massive 5.7-inch 1080p display, a speedy Exynos 5 Octa and/or Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and a design that is like the Galaxy Note 2’s, but could be tweaked just like the Galaxy S4’s was over the Galaxy S3’s. The device is rumored for an arrival in September and countries like the United States seem to be all but confirmed for a Galaxy Note 3 release.
These rumors should be exciting to those that are thinking about picking up the Galaxy Note 3 when it arrives. However, there is one smaller rumor that should have potential buyers over the moon.
Much of the focus of SamMobile‘s Galaxy Note 3 rumor from earlier today has been on the fact that the Galaxy Note 3 would start shipping in early September with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch set for an October arrival. Tucked in there though is an extremely tantalizing piece of information that should simply delight Galaxy Note 3 buyers.
Apparently, the rumors are true. Samsung will be dropping a 16GB variant of the Galaxy Note 3 and it appears that it will start with the 32GB version of the Galaxy Note 3. If true, it would likely mean that the 32GB and not a 16GB, will check in at $299.99 on-contract.
This is big news as it means that buyers, for the same price, could get double the on board storage space, something that is fantastic for a device like the Galaxy Note 3 which is geared toward watching content and playing games.
Samsung came under fire with the Galaxy S4 thanks to its limited storage space and the absence of a 32GB Galaxy S4. AT&T and Verizon both opted to give buyers a 32GB option but carriers like Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular did not. With a microSD card slot, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 could offer around 96GB of storage space for users, at the very least.
It could also perhaps offer a 64GB version of the Galaxy Note 3 though as we’ve seen, U.S. carriers typically only offer one storage variant for Samsung’s phablet.
We haven’t seen a price confirmed but we did see HTC manage to get a 32GB HTC One out on shelves for $199.99 so it would be surprising to see carriers move away from its usual $299.99 price point, even with the change. Skeptics could point to the 16GB Galaxy S4 price increase in the U.S. but even then, carriers dipped their 16GB prices $199.99 on-contract.
So what this means is that Galaxy Note 3 buyers could see a device with an absolute ton of space, even in the U.S. where carries have been reluctant to offer a Galaxy Note with more than 16GB of space.