Samsung Killing off the 16GB Model? Galaxy Note 3 to Ship in 32GB and 64GB Variants Only

August 19, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We know the Galaxy Note 3 is coming soon. In fact, we are pretty sure it’s coming on September 4th, just before IFA at their Unpacked 2013: Episode 2 event in Berlin. So naturally, we’re seeing more and more rumors and leaks surfacing leading up to the event.

Earlier today, we reported that the Galaxy Note 3 would be shipping in September along with the Galaxy Gear it’ll be launching in October. In addition to the September launch, Galaxy Note 3 will not be launching in a 16GB model. Samsung is ‘dropping the 16GB storage variant’.

Now I’m not sure how to feel about this. If you remember the Galaxy S4 16GB version from earlier this year. It had 16GB of internal storage but less than 9GB of storage was actually usable. So could this mean that Samsung is using even more space than they did on the Galaxy S4? That could be a possibility. Samsung seems to be able to find a hundred new features to add in every new phone. With the S Pen they have a lot of possibilities for new features. While some of us don’t like the S Pen, many others love it.

So it appears that the Galaxy Note 3 will be launching in the 32GB and 64GB version. Which is great. Some of us power users are always waiting for carriers to get the 32GB version, which doesn’t normally happen. So it’s nice to see the 32GB version be the entry model. I’d expect it to be sitting at the $299 price-point on contract and around $650-700 off-contract. At least here in the US. The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sport a 5.68-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 resolution, Snapdragon 800 and Exynos 5420 depending on the market, 2/3GB of RAM, 3200mAh battery and Android 4.3.

We’ll know all the features and details of the Galaxy Note 3 in just a few weeks, on September 4th. As always, we’ll be covering the crap out of this event to bring you all the details. So make sure you keep it locked to Android Headlines. How many of you are excited for the Galaxy Note 3? Let us know in the comments down below.