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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: New Rumor Should Delight Buyers



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.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date On Fast Track.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event is on for September 4th.

The Galaxy Note 3 should land on September 4th. Its specific release date is still unknown.

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.

The Galaxy Note 2 only came in 16GB form.

The Galaxy Note 2 only came in 16GB form.

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.



  1. Marc Lee

    08/19/2013 at 11:59 am

    Works for me! 32GB SHOULD be the min. onboard storage for such a premium device. Way to go Sammy!

    • okamsrazor

      08/20/2013 at 9:01 pm

      Look, Adam Mills is a hack who created rumors to drive web traffic to his site. But what does his latest rumor mongering have to do with businessmen and iPhones?

  2. Alex

    08/19/2013 at 1:09 pm

    HOORAY!!! :D

  3. lyss

    08/19/2013 at 1:26 pm

    Cant wait!!! I love my Note tablet and my S3 but having waiting for the Note 3 to come out!!!! SAMSUNG ROCKS!

  4. newswatcher

    08/19/2013 at 2:27 pm

    I know lots of folks care about the next Note’s storage capacity, battery power, and processor, but not me. I have the original Note phone and the Note 10.1 tablet and my only gripe is that the S-notes can’t be transferred and edited on any other Note device which seems so strange. When the S-note is the one thing that makes this family of products unique, wouldn’t you think you should be able to share them, add to them, and send them on just like any word compatible document? Please, if anyone reads that this feature is coming to the Note 3, let me know!

    • ckh14

      08/19/2013 at 4:08 pm

      Thats wierd…I too have a note 1, a note 2, note 8 tab and note 10.1…and can transfer, edit, add and remove ect between all 4 of my note devices…unless your note 1 has not been updated to jelly bean and still on ics 4.0.4, you should be able to sync and edit notes across devices.

    • boratpolska

      08/20/2013 at 3:02 am

      Nope i cant. It would be impossible to scale them correctly. So on a bigger / smaller screen they’d look like shit.

    • D. Gibson

      08/20/2013 at 6:11 am

      Try e everyone app

    • Toddiesan

      08/21/2013 at 7:43 am

      Do you mean synced between your note devices? Try an app like Dropsync and set S-Notes to save notes in a folder that syncs on Dropbox. Do the same on each device and changes you make on one will sync to another. Works fine for me.

    • Samsung Guy

      09/01/2013 at 7:33 pm

      This is mistaken. All S Note Files can be exported as PDF files or images, and you CAN import pdf files into S Note as well. I do this often and flawlessly. The .snb file format from and S Memo of of “S” model phone can be sent and opened in and S Note Version. These file formats are NOT open source. They are intellectual property of Samsung but they are compatible across models. I professionally train people and educate consumers in mastery of these devices for Samsung. EVERY single thing I have heard they cannot do, I have personally went and done on a Note 2 without rooting it.

  5. Don S.

    08/19/2013 at 3:37 pm

    Who cares about on-contract pricing? It just hides the fact that providers are severely raping you on the price of your phone.

    • ckh14

      08/19/2013 at 4:12 pm

      Lol no doubt…while 600 or 650 seems expensive up front, you end up paying between 1000 and 1250 dollars over the course of a 2 year contract for the same device…I never use subsidies to buy my phones bc its an absolute ripoff…plus being grandfathered into my unlimited att 4g lte data plan its not worth messing with upgrades or contract renewal just in case att wants to try to alter my plan. Had the unlimited for 7 years now averaging about 10 to 15 gb a month…hitting 21.7 gb in june when I got my first mega i9205 lol

      • April

        08/19/2013 at 5:01 pm

        You sir are the reason I am going to purchase the Note 3 outright. Unlimited data is not worth losing…EVER.

      • brian

        08/20/2013 at 5:46 am

        If you are with the company the full 2 years I dont see an advantage of buying outright other than staying grandfathered into data plans. Otherwise in my experience phone company’s don’t discount your monthly fee just because you bought the phone at full price…

        • April

          08/20/2013 at 5:56 am

          I’m with Verizon and if you upgrade they take away your unlimited plan. It’s just more advantageous to pay full price because I use a ton of data every month.

          • O'Neal

            08/22/2013 at 9:36 am

            Just go with Sprint then. Their unlimited plans are actually unlimited.

      • Keith

        08/20/2013 at 7:48 am

        I have upgraded with subsidized phones 6 times and have not lost or had changed my at&t grandfathered unlimited plan. Don’t know where your false info on losing your existing plan.

  6. Reggie

    08/19/2013 at 11:03 pm

    Just in time for my availability for an upgrade! From Sprint Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S2) to Galaxy Note 3…should be an awesome upgrade…right???

  7. RM

    08/20/2013 at 1:19 am

    Please help me understand how you are saving money by staying with ATT but not on a “subsidized” plan? I too have the grandfathered unlimited data plan since the beginning of time. When I have an upgrade available, I always use it because it is cheaper. I have no intention of dropping my ATT plan in the next 2 years. Are you somehow paying less to ATT each month when you pay the full price of the phone up front? I wasn’t aware of any such pricing model? One thing I absolutely agree is that IF they tell me an upgrade will forfeit my unlimited data plan, I will not upgrade and start buying full price phones at that point until they kick me off their network. Until then, I don’t know why it make sense. I appreciate any insight you can provide to help me save some money here.

    • Emily Hughes

      08/20/2013 at 5:29 am

      I was thinking the exact same thing as you when I read their post. I too am grandfathered in to AT&T ‘s unlimited data plan and would never not just get the upgrade… Unless they say they are taking my unlimited data plan away. Other than that, I am unaware of any cheaper pricing month-to-month if you buy outright!

  8. neo

    08/20/2013 at 8:09 am

    I am a note 2 user and I have to say after 6 months of use, the battery life is pathetic. No software updates from Samsung. Still on 4.1.2. Power button takes its own to time to activate the screen. Lesson: stick to stock android phones.. Samsung premium phones – not worth it. Period!

  9. Note Lover

    08/20/2013 at 7:34 pm

    I am a Note 2 user as well and I’m on it almost non-stop for one thing or another. I don’t see any difference in my battery life and I’ve had it since the release date (Oct.2012). It still gets through a whole day, I put it on charger at night, unplug in the morning and its ready to go for the day, couldn’t ask for any better battery life! I actually got back up batteries and have only used them once or twice. Love this device and the Note 3 is looking better and better every time I check up on the rumors. I really hope it will have the 32gb (instead of 16gb) and all the other potential rumored specs. Way to go Samsung, can’t wait for my Note 3!

    • Willy

      08/20/2013 at 11:42 pm

      It is confirmed, Samsung will drop 16GB models with Galaxy Note III, the minimum model will be 32GB.

  10. Brian Moon

    08/21/2013 at 1:39 pm

    I just wanted to bring this up but the LG Optimus G Pro already has 32BG onboard storage w/a microsd slot (25GB usable, and trust me, it will be the same with the Note 3). It might not have to same clock speed, but it’s still a quad-core (1.7ghz, which is no slouch), a 5.5 full ips-hd display, and 3140mAH battery. Now, yes this phone is targeted towards Note 2 buyers, but I think it easily surpasses that phone, and is very well the new bench mark for tablet phones. I have owned this phone for a while, and while it doesn’t have the performance factors like the S4, the S4 lacks a lot of what the G Pro does have. So, it’s about trading-off which features you must have on your phone, versus those you don’t, is what most buyers will face. And some just buy iPhones because that’s all they know. Still, there will never be a “best phone ever” because once ‘the next biggest thing” drops, there’s another one/two/three waiting in the wings. My advice, buy a phone that makes you happy now, and you will be less likely to want to trade up. I owned an original Evo for six years, before I upgraded. And because I am happy with my G Pro, hopefully, I will be happy with it six years from now. The next newest phone won’t be your friend or tell you that it loves you, but it will make it easier and possibly faster (future thinking here) to connect you with friends and family, who will. That’s all a phone is for, truly.

    • Lisa

      08/25/2013 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Brian Moon. Well said and a lot of sense. You have helped me think more about the next phone I get. Like you, and some others, I plan to keep my phone for as long as it lives. Switching phones every year, six months, two years, or whatever, is not in my plan either.

    • Samsung Guy

      09/01/2013 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Brian. The Note boasts a wa-com enabled S Pen, app support, and a complete way to interpret your entire experience of the phone with that input. This accessibility is not a novelty – it is a game changer if you explore it, That S Pen experience is *exactly* makes it a “Note” product. It cannot be ignored, as it is in reviews where “2 week experts” are writing reviews. There is not competition without that exact technical specification. It is not just a big phone that makes the Note 2 what it is. It is technically far more advanced than any other phone. MY main gripe is they took out the FM radio receiver. This is not to say the LG is not a quality product, but it is not geared nor able to be as productive. As for what a phone is, well, all good and fine. MY Note 2 is a pocket-top computer that puts my entire workstation in my hands anywhere I am. It is not just meant to be a phone, it is an all-in-one solution with a specific advantage in professional, educational, and artistic fields. It is not superior to everything in all things for media or entertainment – but it is still a frontrunner. However, it has SPECIFIC priorities, and in those it excels. At any rate, I hope you get what you love and love what you get. In total honesty, I was an early adopter to the Note line of products, and my love and proficiency with them has resulted in my being employed by Samsung. So I do have a bias – toward good products. For example, LG Tone+ is one of the best things I ever had with LG on it. And i have field stripped an optimus, and it is not a bad phone – it is a contender for a “S” product with a big screen and it is a modernly equipped competitor to a “S” device in most regards.

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