Samsung announces Merlot Red and Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 versions (update)

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 2, 2013

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Update: Samsung officially unveiled the two new color versions, called Merlot Red and Rose Gold White and Rose Gold Black. The new models will hit China first, with more markets set to receive it based on demand.

The rumors were on to something – yesterday we heard that Samsung is preparing two new color versions of the Galaxy Note 3 that would launch in the first weeks of next year. Now Samsung Argentina put up on its site two new versions that might be just the new models that the report from Sam Mobile was referring to. The new color versions are Rose Gold and Red, and you can see them in their full glory in the gallery below.

Note that Sam Mobile reported about a “White Gold”, not “Rose Gold” version coming, though that was probably just a confusion. The new color options are currently available only in Argentina, and there’s no official information on their availability outside the Latin American country. Sam Mobile’s said the red version would launch worldwide in the first week of 2014, while the gold version would follow a couple of weeks later.

We’ve contacted Samsung and we’ll update this post with any official info.

Counting the new versions, the Galaxy Note 3 is available in five color schemes (with black, white, and pink available at launch). Samsung announced that it sold 5 million units of the phablet in less than a month of availability, and interest for the device (spurred by new color versions) is likely to remain high for the next few months.

Samsung also launched a variety of colored back plates for the Galaxy Note 3, though their availability seems to be limited.

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Samsung Expands Galaxy Note 3 Line with New Color Accents


December  2, 2013


Samsung provides consumers with more style choice by introducing Rose Gold White and Rose Gold Black editions of Galaxy Note 3
Seoul, Korea – December 2, 2013 – As part of its continued commitment to deliver innovative technologies along with premium design, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced new color editions of the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3, which launched in September, now comes with Rose Gold White and Rose Gold Black accents and Merlot Red option, in addition to the Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink options already available to consumers.
The new editions of Galaxy Note 3 integrate touches of premium Rose Gold finishes to its Jet Black and Classic White devices for a distinct and refined design. Both editions complement the iconic Rose Gold Galaxy Gear to provide users with a truly integrated and stylish Galaxy experience.
“At Samsung Mobile, we understand that consumers view their mobile devices as an extension of their personal style, and Samsung is committed to delivering fresh ways for consumers to express themselves,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “By introducing these new editions of Galaxy Note 3, we want to provide our fashion-forward consumers with more ways to express their personality and tastes through our technology.”
Make Everyday Life Extraordinary with Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear
Galaxy Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. The device expands on the modern Samsung Galaxy design approach by adding a soft and textured-touch back cover with delicate stitching to look beautiful from every angle. With an improved viewing experience, more powerful multitasking capabilities and significant S Pen improvements, Galaxy Note 3 empowers creativity, making everyday life easier, faster and more fun.
A perfect companion to the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear provides users the freedom to choose how, why, when and where they are connected. To present a carefully crafted balance of high fashion and high functionality, Samsung has worked to deliver the right combination of materials, colors and design to create a truly wearable piece of technology. Galaxy Gear is available in six colors – Jet Black, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, Wild Orange, Mocha Gray and Lime Green – which were chosen to meet a range of personal tastes.
The Rose Gold White edition will be available starting from December in the Chinese market. Other color options will be launched according to each market’s preference.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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  • andy

    do you know how much it is here in argentina this phone? more than 1000 dollars on-contract…

    • Ramón Vásquez

      Actually, that depends on which dollar rate you consider. If you take the official (unreal) $6 per dollar, yes, it does cost that. The problem here is the disaster inflation is causing to our economy. That includes the stupid management of the peso-dollar parity.
      In spite of this, telcos are disgusting and, as there is no control over them, they collect whatever they like for the devices and for the awful service they bring, which is getting worse day by day.

      • Fedinho

        Justo buy online an unlocked versión trhough amazon por ebay.even if paying taxes is cheaper

        • Ramón Vásquez

          That would be great, but Amazon won’t send electronics to Argentina!

          • Fedinho

            Cant confirm that, anyway eBay does. You may want to Google ctinyc too

  • birthoftheogs

    That rose gold looks nice.

  • pmenn5362

    I have a feeling that At&t will see the red variant. They already have the red variants of both the S3 and S4.

  • asfas

    ohhh so prettyyyy now i am not sure sure about my jet black haha

  • RanRu

    The rose gold reminds me of a 655 year old woman who drives a Ford Thunderbird.

  • Aniel

    We don’t need assorted colors we need some AOSP goodness.

  • Aniel

    We don’t need assorted colors, we need ASOP or Google play edition.

    • jjordan

      AOSP damn autocorrect right

  • PeterBlood

    Color your mobile turd any way you like in your Nero fiddling fashion.

    Nearly half of iPhone 5c owners just upgraded from competitors, notably Samsung and LG. Android has peaked and on it’s way down. Premium Android that is, not the 50% of the whole market share no-name-brand Android feature phones not worth a damn and don’t make anyone much money.

    Bigger Apple iPhones next year spell further Android doom. Eric Schmidt is a disingenuous lunkhead stealing your data and some of you boneheads let him by buying copied phones made by an unscrupulous and immoral South Korean company. You richly deserve each other.

  • jbox

    I want that Merlot Red, would make me stand out in the crowd, lol :D