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