The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be coming in two variants this time around; the N900 and the US carrier variants. While the carrier variants hold model numbers like N900V for Verizon, N900T for T-mobile, etc., the “vanilla” model Galaxy Note 3 will feature the true octo-core Exynos 5420. Each carrier variant will also support the specific LTE spectrum used by said carrier, where as the N900 will not support LTE at all. Then there’s also the fact that the internals of the N900X models will feature a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics, a powerhouse chipset that is behind many of this fall’s biggest phones including the LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 and the rumored Nexus 5. Having the Snapdragon 800 chipset means that only the N900X models will be able to record 4K video as well, leaving N900 users with only 1080p video recording. With that being said, a tipster has sent some images to SamMobile informing them that Best Buy will be stocking this N900 Octa-Core model as early as this Thursday, September 19th.
The pictures above of the N900 in Best Buy’ inventory system give us information about all sorts of things, including package size, price, date stocked, etc. The price is currently listed at $999, which is likely a placeholder price, although why there’s still a placeholder price in the system only 2 days before the product is carried is a little strange. Still $999 is pretty insane given that the carrier variants are generally around $700 or so full price from any of the US carriers like T-Mobile or AT&T. Then there’s the question of color, and the pictures above only tell us that it’s coming in black, with no hint of the white or pink colors here. Best Buy will be carrying the N900 model nearly 2 full weeks before any of the carriers launch their Galaxy Note 3 variants starting October 1st though, so those out there who don’t care about LTE or 4K recording might want to jump on this opportunity. Oh and did we mention that the N900 is a GSM unlocked phone, meaning you can take it on any GSM carrier around the world? Yes, there’s that big number, and that will certainly be a big deal for quite a few people out there.