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Crazy rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to ship with four different models?

According to Korean media, the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 will come in four different variations, offering consumers a choice between screen and camera components.
July 8, 2013
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The Galaxy Note 3 has been a bit on an enigma so far, but this latest rumor is perhaps the most bizarre yet. According to the Korean site ETNews, Samsung is planning to launch four different versions of the Galaxy Note 3, but the differences appear to be quite subtle.

Supposedly, the top of the line Note 3 will be a limited edition model built from high quality materials, and will feature a 13 megapixel camera and one of Samsung’s unbreakable AMOLED displays.

The second model will be the same but with a regular AMOLED display, the third variant will opt of an LCD screen over AMOLED, with the final version dropping the 13 megapixel camera in favor of a 8 megapixel version, and it too will feature an LCD display.

But this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard about the prospect of some slightly different versions of the Galaxy Note 3, rumors of different LCD and AMOLED screen types initially cropped up a couple of weeks ago.

The possible reason for this range of products, well perhaps component availability has something to do with it? Just like with the Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa processor, Samsung may be expecting limited production capabilities for its new AMOLED displays, and will therefore offer consumers a choice rather than run the risk of running into supply shortage, especially with such a hotly anticipated product. Alternatively, Samsung may just want to market this product within several different price brackets.

Although four different versions might sound like a bit of a stretch, if the Galaxy S4 has taught us anything, we know that Samsung has been keen to offer consumers some additional choice for each of its models recently, so perhaps this new rumor isn’t as far fetched as it first seems.