The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available to buy within days of being unveiled, reports suggest, setting up a wing-ding of a battle for market share with the iPhone 5S in the last quarter of the year.
According to a source cited by Sam Mobile, the Note 3 will start shipping during week 36. That’s the same week that the phablet is being unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin on September 3rd.
Interestingly, Samsung is apparently also ditching the 16GB iteration of the phone. There’s no reason given for the decision to drop the entry-level variant, but it’s likely that this is related to the Samsung storage furore from earlier this year.
Those of you eyeing the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which is also purportedly set to be showcased at the IFA event, might have to wait a while longer to get your hands on it, though.
The same source claims that this will land in week 40. That bridges the last two days of September and most of the first week of October.
The Note 3’s spec sheet Note 3’s feature set is thought to take in 5.7-inch, Full HD display, a 3,450mAh battery, a quad-core processor and 13-megapixel camera.
Also on board is Android 4.2.3 with Samsung’s Nature UX UI over the top, as well as some custom apps that take advantage of the phablet’s stylus.