[update 1 - prices updated as of November 1, 2013]
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the most-highly anticipated smartphones of 2013. Apart from boasting top specifications, Samsung also changed the build material this time around, favoring a soft, leather-like back cover, even though the design aesthetics of the smartphone remain similar to the rest of the smartphones the company released this year.
The smartphone, and the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch accessory were officially launched yesterday, making India one of the first countries to receive the smartphone. Here’s everything you need to know about the pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear in India.
(The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 had been officially launched with a MRP of Rs 49,900)
Surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy Gear boasts a high price tag as well, with the smart watch launching at Rs 22,990. The price has remain unchanged, available for Rs 22,900 from both the Samsung India eStore and Flipkart. Now, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is also compatible with the Galaxy Gear, following an official update to Android 4.3 for the smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear are currently up for pre-order, with both expected to ship, and be available in stores from September 25.
You can pre-order the Galaxy Note 3 from the official Samsung India eStore here, or from third party online retailers such as Flipkart and Snapdeal. The Galaxy Gear can be pre-ordered from Samsung here, or from Flipkart here (Flipkart mentions a shipping date of the second week of October).
India is also one of the countries to receive the Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core version (1.9 Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 + 1.3 Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7) of the smartphone. As a recap, here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 -
Is the Rs 49,900 price point worth it? Check out our hands-on review, and video comparisons of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 against other current high-end smartphones, as well as some of the new features of the device, in the playlist below -
Don’t forget to check out the Samsung Galaxy Gear in action as well -
What are your thoughts? What do you think of the price points of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear? Will you be picking one up? Let us know in the comments section below.
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samsung is Trash ..samsung S duos always ends up in hang !!
you can expect that from a low end and cheap phone…
49000rs (900$) :(.
am using the phone since 3 days and there is problem with it till now. cam quality and display quality is superior to S4 as i ditched my S4 for the note 3. however in one of the phone reviews i found that the snapdragon version consumes much less ram than the octa core version which is true. over all its awesome although i got for a less price
its good but price is so high
What sort of prob are u talking about? Exynos consumes 1.6-1.8gb ram in idle where else snapdragon 800 version occupies 1-1.2 ram in idle…
Am planning to buy mote 3 in Singapore, with 4g lte, will it wrk in India (bangalore) ?
It will work. If not locked to network.
under budget phablet i got one and very awesome.
i have the international version
OMG this is very expensive 49,900!
I NEED TO KNOW
US 4G LTE VERSION WORK IN INDIA OR NOT?
It won’t unfortunately. Right now 4G LTE (Airtel only so far) in India is limited to data only, i.e. accessible via dongle. And I think there might be a difference in the bands, but I’ll need to look into that and get back to you.
It’s 2 expensive but qual.is also best. Love this phone in 1st look only. Definately: buy it after some time.
Its too expensive , seeing the combo price of Rs 72,000/- (N3 + Gear). The combo price should be between Rs 50,000/- to Rs 55,000/-
I agree, 40-42k for the note 3 and 13-15k for the gear, maybe after 6 months or so the prices will come down. Plus why the inferior exynos is coming at the same price level as the snapdragon one, From ebay singapore if you order you can get note 3 round about 45k with shipping and the better snapdragon version not this shit.
I prefer Apple comparetively Samsung