According to a Vietnamese media report, the South Korean has introduced the Galaxy Note 3 with dual-SIM support for the Chinese market. The handset has been priced at 735 Euros (Rs. 61,300 approximately) in Asia, claims the report. The alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3 dual-SIM is said to be carrier unlocked, unlike many Galaxy smartphones. However, the company has not released any official press note or possible availability details of the device, yet.
The alleged Galaxy Note 3 dual-SIM is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor much like the N9005 version of the device. Other specifications of the device are expected to be similar to the single-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 3, except the dual-SIM support feature.
The South Korean major officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 phablet at the sidelines of IFA 2013 in Berlin. It comes with a 5.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy Note 3 includes a 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera alongside 2-megapixel front camera. It is powered by 3,200mAh battery and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note 3 is available in 32GB and 64GB variants. Both variants come with support for up to 64GB of additional external storage.
Recently, it was reported that Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and other high-end smartphones were region-locked. Following widespread outrage, Samsung later issued a statement and said that the company is SIM-locking new devices including the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini, and Galaxy Note 3 devices produced after the end of July 2013.
Samsung also clarified that all these devices will sport a sticker indicating the same and that the region lock could be removed free of charge through a Samsung service partner if the device is used outside the region it's meant for and had not been used with a local SIM of that region.