Sam Mobile has gotten hold of a list that identifies which countries are getting which Samsung Galaxy Note III variant (SM-N900, the SM-N9005, and the SM-N9002). According to the blog, the list has been provided by unnamed insiders. Last month, it was rumored that Samsung had been testing these three variants.
Meanwhile, some selected countries will get both the SM-N900 and the SM-N9005 variants. This depends on whether Samsung decides that this is a better marketing strategy than just offering one variant. This is particularly true for countries which have LTE networks. Samsung reportedly will not release both variants at the same time. Rather, the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note III, the SM-N9005, will arrive in the market before the variant that supports 3G connectivity does.
The SM-N900, which is also known as the Samsung Galaxy Note III 3G comes with a Samsung Exynos 5420 (Octa-Core) CPU, ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, and 3 GB of LPDDR3 (Channel A+B – 12.8Gbit+12.8Gbit) RAM. This variant is headed to the following markets: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,
Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
The SM-N9005 is otherwise known as the Samsung Galaxy Note III LTE. This variant sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor, Adreno 330 GPU, and 3 GB of LPDDR3 (Channel A+B – 12.8Gbit+12.8Gbit) RAM. The markets that will be getting this variant are the following: Australia, Austria, Austria, Baltic countries, Belgium / Luxemburg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nordic countries, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Southeast Europe, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA (AT&T) and United Kingdom.
Lastly, the SM-N9002, which is the Samsung Galaxy Note III Duos, or the variant which supports dual-SIM standby, will be heading to a single market: China. This device will feature a Samsung Exynos 5420 (Octa-Core) processor, ARM Mali-T628 GPU, and 3 GB of LPDDR3 (Channel A+B – 12.8Gbit+12.8Gbit).
Apart from the aforementioned specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to feature a choice between 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a 3200mAh battery, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, a 13MP OIS camera, a 5.68-Inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display, and of course, the S Pen. Some of these specifications have appeared in previous leaks.