The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which is strongly rumoured to be announced at the September 4th Samsung Unpacked 2013 – Episode 2 event in Berlin just prior to the start of IFA, has been listed by SamMobile as coming to all three Australian carriers with a Snapdragon 800 CPU.

The leak indicates that there will be four specific firmwares for the Galaxy Note 3 released in Australia — an unlocked model plus a variant for each carrier. The Galaxy Note 3 destined for Australian shores will include a Snapdragon 800(MSM8974) CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and come with 3GB of RAM and of course have LTE.

Country Product Code
Australia XSA
Australia (Optus) OPS
Australia (Telstra) TEL
Australia (Vodafone) VAU

Latest rumours see the Galaxy Note 3 launching with Android 4.3, 5.68″ Full HD 1920×1080 Super AMOLED screen, 13MP Camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, and at least a 3,000mAh battery. Onboard storage should come in 16, 32 and 64GB variants with a microSD Card slot capable of supporting up to 64GB cards, but as to which option each Australian carrier will select is of course unknown.

It’s not a terrible surprise to find out that all three carriers will be carrying the Galaxy Note 3, all of them still carry the Galaxy Note II in stock on their respective sites and it appears to be a pretty good seller. The only question is when will they actually begin selling in Australia. We look forward to the announcement which will be streamed live through the Samsung Mobile Youtube page in the early hours of the morning of the 5th of September.

Source: SamMobile.
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Joshua Hill

I was hoping for the new Exynos chip variant. Although I’d need to see a review first given the problems their current Exynos chip in the S4 has.


Great work phone especially since they provide a Telstra SIMM and pay for everything.


Screen is too small for what I want. Looks like I will forgo AMOLED for the xperia z ultras real estate.


i think what you need is a tablet not a mobile phone.

Tim Marshall

is this the first phone in the galaxy line to has optical image stabilisation ?