Samsung Releases the Galaxy Note 3 in Merlot Red in Korea

December 19, 2013 - Written By Syed Sofian Rabbani

We had reported this earlier that Samsung was planning to release two new shades to its hugely popular phablet device – the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 later this month. The new shades were a Rose Gold and a Merlot Red variant. Of these two, the Rose Gold would be available in two options – Rose Gold White and Rose Gold Black, which are basically the original Classic White and Jet Black with Rose Gold highlights.

In the latest news on the subject, Samsung has officially released the Merlot Red color option in Korea. Fashionistas have always considered red to be a power color and undeniably the same is evident when you mix this color option with a device which in itself is considered to be a beast. The Merlot Red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 turns out to be an eye-catching beauty – the entire handset, including the faux leather back and the front housing (except the display), the bezels and the S-Pen is all a deep shade of red.

With the exception of color, all other features of the Galaxy Note 3 remain unchanged. The device sports a 5.7 inch full HD display with a 1080—1920 pixel resolution, 16/32/64 GB internal storage, a very ample 3 GB RAM, standard quad-band 2G, 3G and HSDPA connectivity along with penta-band LTE. Also available onboard is a 13 mega pixels (MP) primary snapper and a 2 MP front-facing secondary video call camera. The best feature of the Galaxy Note 3 is the S-Pen stylus, which beautifully extends the functionality of the Galaxy Note 3 through Air command popup – which includes support for handwriting recognition and provides easy access to Samsung’s flagship note-taking app – the S Note.  The device runs on the amazingly fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, while the other variant runs on Samsung’s Exynos Oct-core processor.


Fans of red in the US would be disappointed because as of now, the Merlot Red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may be an exclusive device to Korea. There is no news from Samsung which corroborates whether the device will be launched outside of select Asian countries. On our part though, let’s hope and wait.

If given the option, would you go in for the Merlot Red shade? Do shout it out in the comments below.