On Monday, we reported that Samsung was working on 4 different Galaxy Note 3 models. Now that rumor has become a bit more crazy with the surface of 8 Galaxy Note 3 model numbers. They all have the N900 model number in there with various letters after the N900. Which means they are all Galaxy Note 3 variants. We've also heard that Samsung is making an LCD version and an AMOLED version of the Galaxy Note 3. Looking at the model numbers down below, Samsung Updates tells us that the V, T, A and S all stand for the US carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint). Which takes out 4 of the Galaxy Note 3 variants. The SM-N900 is probably the international version. The other three I'm lost with.
Now this could all just point to the fact that Samsung is working on several prototypes of the Galaxy Note 3, which wouldn't be completely out of the question. Since most OEMs test out several different prototypes before they officially announce a device. Android Beat did a search for the "SM-N900" code and came across a site that keeps track of the goods imported and exported from India. The database had multiple references to devices bearing the variations of the SM-N900 code which were imported from South Korea for "R&D purposes". So it's looking pretty likely that these are just prototypes and might have even been imported a few months ago.
We've heard from multiple sources that the Galaxy Note 3 will enter mass production next month with an announcement coming on September 6th at IFA. So Samsung should be just about done creating the device and getting ready to send it in for mass production to get ready for their "Next big thing" launch coming this fall. I'm crossing my fingers that we don't have as many Galaxy Note 3 devices as we do Galaxy S4's. I hope we don't see a Galaxy Note 3 Active and a Galaxy Note 3 Zoom.