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Galaxy Note 3 for ‘Emerging Markets’ Rumored to Sport a LCD Display and a 8MP Camera

August 29, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here’s an interesting rumor coming out of the South Korean News outlet ETNews. It appears that Samsung is going to be making a Galaxy Note 3 specifically for emerging markets, like Africa and the Middle East. That variant of the Galaxy Note 3 is said to sport a LCD display instead of the AMOLED that Samsung usually puts on their devices. It’ll also have an 8MP camera instead of the 13MP camera which we are expecting to be on the Galaxy Note 3.

As most of you know, using cheaper components makes the handset a bit cheaper to manufacture, which means Samsung can sell the device a bit cheaper. However, as expected pricing and launch details were not mentioned. I’d expect it to be maybe around $100 cheaper than the AMOLED and 13MP camera variant that we’ll most likely see here in the US.

ETNews is also saying that about the 30% of the initial production will be on this Galaxy Note 3 variant. But it’s still unclear where this headset is going, and which markets Samsung deems “emerging markets”.

This new rumor lines right up with some earlier rumors that there would be a few variants of the Galaxy Note 3. We also know that Samsung will make a phone for just about every need imaginable. However, Samsung does already have the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 available, wouldn’t those be more fit for “emerging markets”? Since they are lower spec’d and have lower display resolutions? Well, Samsung has already flooded the market with about 4 different Galaxy S4 models. Looks like they are about to do the same with the Galaxy Note 3. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ll be holding out for a Galaxy Note 3 Active!

It’s nice to see that Samsung is working to get the Galaxy Note 3 in more markets, which means more profit and revenue for the Korean manufacturer. But is this doing to much? Could Samsung do better with just making one version of the Galaxy Note 3, and just push everyone along to the Galaxy S4 models? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.