Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date Nears; Galaxy Note 2 Sold for $70 in Amazon
By Kristin Dian Mariano | February 21, 2013 1:26 PM EST
Another evidence of the imminent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 emerged as an incredibly cheap Galaxy Note 2 was found in retail giant Amazon sold for $70.
According to reports, Amazon is currently offering the Note 2 for a reduced price tag of $70. However, the handset is locked to US carrier Sprint. Even if the phablet is SIM-locked to a carrier, IBTimes AU found a way to help users unlock their Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 devices in five easy steps.
Last week, a low cost SIM free Galaxy Note 2 was also found in Amazon. According to uSwitch, Amazon has listed the SIM free Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for just US$190. Such a massive reduction in the price of this handset has further increased speculation about the imminent arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
It is speculated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would make its grand debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week in its keynote. The rumours are fuelled by the significant price drop of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at some resellers early this month.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 remains one of the most popular smartphone models on the market, after quickly becoming a commercial success since its launch back in September 2012. The device is of course a follow-up to the original Samsung Galaxy Note, which was launched in 2011.
On the other hand, the latest rumours claimed that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will have Air View-like capabilities both when using the S-Pen and your finger. As you probably, the Galaxy Note 2 already has a floating touch gesture feature, but, for the time being its functionality is only limited to the proximity sensor. The device will also boot an improve S-Pen stylus.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is also rumoured to have a massive 6.3 inch flexible screen display and Samsug's newest eight core processor. Samsung is also speculated to put a generous 70% increase in battery life, and at this time wireless carrier availability and pricing has not been revealed.
A spokesman for Samsung said that the company does not comment on the rumours surrounding its devices.
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