Samsung seems to be following the footstep of Apple who launched the cheaper version of iPhone 5S in the form of iPhone 5C earlier this month and sold over 9 million units in just 3 days. According to the news surfacing from South Korea, Samsung is also working on a cheaper version of Galaxy Note 3 and looking forward to launch the affordable version in some selected emerging markets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005

As per ET News, the cheaper variant of Galaxy Note 3 will pack LCD instead of Super AMOLED display present in existing Note 3 smartphone. According to Sammoble, Samsung is highly expected to use 5.5-inch display in this cheaper Note 3 as the company seems to be testing a variant of Note 3 with 5.5-inch display and has imported over 100 units of this 5.5-inch version in India over the last few days. In addition, the smartphone is reported to support 8MP rear camera in place of 13MP in the existing model and a slightly tweaked body.

ET News notes that Samsung planned to introduce this budget variant along with the flagship Galaxy Note 3 but then decided against it in fear of diluting the premier image of Note-series. It is now said to be coming in November, which will give the company ample time to sell the existing premium Note 3 model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is scheduled to go on sale starting tomorrow in multiple countries across the globe and the company is expecting to sell 10 millions units of the phone. On the other hand, Samsung is keeping a shipment target of 3 million for the cheaper variant.

Also see:

  1. Apple sells over 9 millions iPhone 5S, 5C in three days
  2. Samsung to release 16GB variant of Galaxy Note 3 in Hong Kong
  3. Samsung producing iPhone 5S’ A7 processor, at least for now