We have seen that Samsung is fond of producing and releasing several different versions of their devices which they expect to reach in different market segments. We have seen the trend of mini’s for the major flagship devices of Samsung.
Then we have seen that with the success of Galaxy Note series, Samsung introduces quite a lot of bigger screen sized mobile devices with varying specs. The pending release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III also shows how Samsung is going through it. According to some reports from Korean web site, Samsung is preparing to release four different versions of Galaxy Note III at this time.
The different devices are named separately and unlike other devices for example the Samsung Galaxy S 4, Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini and Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active. It is said that all the devices will be released at the same time and they will be Galaxy Note III models. The differences in the models that make them different include different screen sizes, types of screens, the camera hardware and the chassis material. The core components of the devices including the processor or the amount of memory will be consistent throughout all devices.
The third-generation Galaxy Note phablet would come in a limited premium edition with AMOLED screen which is unbreakable apparently and built out of premium materials, though there is also a cheaper plastic one with an inferior 8-megapixel camera and an LCD display. According to the news, the different versions can be summed up as
- Version 1 which is made with a high quality metal case, a 13MP camera, and an unbreakable AMOLED screen;
- Version 2. This version is made with a plastic body, 13MP camera, and a regular AMOLED screen;
- Version 3. According to news, this is made with a plastic body, a 13MP camera, and an LCD screen;
- Version 4, which is made with a plastic body, an 8MP camera, and an LCD screen.
As mentioned above, the different versions will come with different screen sizes and if the information is accurate, it could explain why there has been so much difference in the leaked photos and specs for Galaxy Note III.