Jul 8th, 2013

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Might wanna take this one with a grain of salt, but if this latest rumor pans out, we could be looking at 4 different models of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launching later this year. According to the Korean website ETNews, Samsung will be doing what they do best and release the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in a variety of hardware configurations, but not in the way you might think.

Unlike the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini, the processor will largely remain the same across the 4 different models — it’s the display, camera and build materials that are the main components changing across these skus.

The highest-of-end Galaxy Note 3’s is said to feature Samsung’s flexible display technology, along with a 13MP camera and premium metal body that will offer a 30% reduction in thickness over the previous Galaxy Note 2. Another model will feature a Sharp-made LCD display, 8MP camera, less accurate digitizer pen, and plastic body. The display size will fluctuate across devices, but not by much. Expect the screen size to hover around 5.68-5.7-inches. No word on the other variants, but we suspect a more water resistant version, ala the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, could also be in the works.

All 4 devices are said to be releasing simultaneously this year, so you wont have to wait too long for your model of choice to release after another. Although an exact launch date wasn’t given, an unveiling at this year’s IFA 2013 is to be expected. What do you guys think, is Samsung on the right track with multiple hardware configurations of one of its most popular devices?

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