By Stephen Schenck | July 9, 2013 4:14 PM
Yesterday brought us an interesting new rumor about Samsung’s Galaxy Note III, suggesting that the phablet might be available in a wide variety of hardware configurations – possibly with four key configurations of varying body materials, display types, and camera choices. Samsung’s no stranger to releasing multiple versions of one device, so the idea didn’t seem so far-fetched. Today we might already have some support for the idea, upon the discovery of a whole bunch of Galaxy Note III model numbers.
This whole thing got started by the apparent discovery of some User Agent Profiles on Samsung’s site for the Galaxy Note III. They confirmed a full HD display, not that that was much of a surprise, and also gave us a pattern to the phablet’s model numbering, with SM-N900T and SM-N900A showing up first. From there, Android Beat starting snooping around an Indian import/export database looking for similar-looking models, and managed to augment that list with the SM-N900V, SM-N900AI, SM-N900P, SM-N900R4, SM-N900S, and the base SM-N900.
Now, the bulk of those are likely carrier variants – some of those letters sure could point to US carriers, for instance. But there being just so many of these different models in existence, that we wonder if some of them might not be evidence in support of yesterday’s rumors.