Back on Monday, pertinent release information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo was released, albeit for German customers. According to retailer Notebooksbilliger, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo with LTE+ connectivity costs 529 Euros, while the Galaxy Note 3 Neo with 3G-only connectivity will set buyers back by 499 Euros. That could give European consumers a good idea of what to expect, but those in North America may likely not see the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in stores. What they may see, however, are several unlocked Galaxy Note phablets selling for less on Amazon, including the present flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was released in North America in October of 2012, with specifications that include a 5.7-inch display, 1080p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor mated to a whopping 3 GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. And buyers can now get the 32 GB version for much less on Amazon, as the device, which usually costs $999 when not on sale, is now available for a mere $648.99. That’s not far removed from the Galaxy Note 3’s MSRP, but for a device listed on a third-party retailer site, it’s not a bad price to pay at all.
Unfortunately, there’s no telling how long the Galaxy Note 3 will be on stock at that price, as only three units remain in stock as of this writing. The Galaxy Note 3 is also listed elsewhere on Amazon, with a 16 GB version selling for $649.99, and another 32 GB version priced at $674.99. Used units are valued as low as $525, though it may still be a better idea to spring for a brand-new version as long as still available.
Before the Galaxy Note 3 wowed consumers, the Galaxy Note 2 was Samsung’s flagship phablet, and its specifications include a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, an Exynos quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box with upgrades to Android 4.3 now available. Buyers can also get the tablet for much less; originally $999.99, Amazon now has the Galaxy Note 2 listed at $447.95 for a 16 GB version. Both white and gray flavors are available at discounted prices, though the white version is priced at about $7 more.
Lastly, but first in terms of when it was introduced to the market, the original Galaxy Note was the device that started the whole “phablet” craze, selling far more units than expected and making the phablet more than just a niche device. The original Galaxy Note is available for $284.95, or $215 less than what buyers would usually have to pay if buying an unlocked version on Amazon.
Of course, the specifications may not sound like much by today’s standards – these include a 5.3-inch, 720p display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. Still, $284.95 for a device with midrange-ish specs by today’s standards makes for a good deal, and the device remains in ample stock on Amazon at the moment.