Consumers in India waiting to buy the Galaxy Note 3 can now pre-order the device directly from Samsung’s website. Also, images of what seem to be a dual-SIM version of the Note 3 have leaked online.
Samsung is asking customers to put down $30 (Rs. 2,000) for the Note 3 pre-order. The Note 3 and Galaxy Gear bundle is also available for pre-order, and the smartwatch in itself would cost around $315 (Rs. 20,000). Final prices have not been announced yet, but it is likely that the Galaxy Note 3 will cost somewhere around $789 (Rs. 50,000) in the country and will launch by the end of the month. Samsung has an official announcement set for September 17th.
Meanwhile, images of a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note III have surfaced online. The model number is SM-N9002, and this version is a dual-SIM variant that is destined to head to China’s China Unicom, and will work on GSM/WCDMA networks. The device features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chip, which means a 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. The dual-SIM variant has lesser internal memory at 16 GB, and RAM has also been knocked down to 2.5 GB. This version of the Note III will also come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.