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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Olympic Edition comes out

22 January, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Olympic Edition comes out - read the full textBack in October last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 as the official phone for the Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi. As the Games draw near the company also unveiled a dedicated Olympics edition that you can purchase as some sort of geeky souvenir. Offered by Dutch...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-23 10:19 from Snvh - click to readAn like the elephant in the room nobody wishes to mention, here are the other two issues those phones, and recipients, may face: 1. Like all my other unlocked Russian phones, once leaving Russia they will not receive updates. 2. If they ever do get updates (via a PC) and/or are factory data reset, they again become region locked. (Contact Samsung Support to verify.)

Note: It requires a Russian passport to receive a SIM on Beeline, MTS, or MEGAFONE. The MEGAFONE Note 3 is also carrier locked; they are the official carrier here and offer the Note at a substantial discount. (The signs are everywhere.)

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  • 2014-01-23 10:58
  • Snvh

> In reply to geordie81 @ 2014-01-22 18:44 from H5xg - click to readActually, I am a US citizen currently visiting Novocheboksarsk, Russia. I visited the local authorized Samsung Store. I considered the Note 3 here; after direct contact with Samsung, and with help from the Russian clerk, I opted against it. According to Samsung Russia, Region Lock does not work as many people claim.

My German friend purchased an Unlocked Note 3 in Germany (not T-Mobile branded); the phone was activated using a local German T-Mobile SIM; upon arriving to Houston, TX, the Note worked great (roaming). When a US T-Mobile or AT&T SIM was used, the phone would not function.

So in the case of this Olympic version, they may not be region locked (as some were not).

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  • 2014-01-23 10:19
  • Snvh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-22 22:39 from 4QSR - click to readApple has started builds plastic iPhone5S aka iPhone6 in next May 2014...ha ha

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  • 2014-01-23 08:59
  • 25GS

> In reply to geordie81 @ 2014-01-22 18:50 from H5xg - click to readBwahaha....You actually compare this to what Apple does??? And now Apple started flagship updates?

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  • 2014-01-22 22:39
  • 4QSR

A clown phone lol

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  • 2014-01-22 19:19
  • thYJ

> In reply to Kourtney @ 2014-01-22 15:57 from fu{h - click to readhuhhh....sound familiar??? almost every single company operates this way, incremental updates, and in actual fact, most of these companies learned this exact method from apple, 3g/3gs, 4/4s, 5/5s,, its almost probable that apple will increase the screen size, a bit, latest os and a bit more power in its new chip for the 6, and then the same with 6s.

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  • 2014-01-22 18:50
  • H5xg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-22 16:13 from Kg%v - click to readactually sim region lock does not work like that, if the athletes are given these phones to use then once they put their sims into the phone the phone will work anywhere, first it needs to be activated with a local sim, which will be provided with the phone, then take that out and pop your own sim and it will work, maybe though as samsung are giving these away for free they will supply them unlocked, and even if they are not unlocked, it can be done via samsung customer service, which allows for activations. no big deal really.

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  • 2014-01-22 18:44
  • H5xg

> In reply to Stephen Bobs @ 2014-01-22 16:19 from ibcM - click to readand this stupid Samsung's note 3 getting more attraction day by day.... what about non sense apple's tiny waste pieces,

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  • 2014-01-22 17:38
  • KIPk

> In reply to Stephen Bobs @ 2014-01-22 16:19 from ibcM - click to readhahahah u made my day :))

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  • 2014-01-22 17:23
  • MkXA

Will these be region locked? If so, what use are they after the Olympics when the athletes travel home?

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  • 2014-01-22 17:16
  • Snvh

> In reply to Stephen Bobs @ 2014-01-22 16:19 from ibcM - click to readApple fanboy :))

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  • 2014-01-22 17:13
  • nDxd

are they giving these out to olympic atleaths??

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  • 2014-01-22 17:06
  • t7EX

What about Samsung Galaxy Note 3:
-Valentine Edition
-April Fool Edition
-Major League Edition

Stupid Samsung!

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  • 2014-01-22 16:19
  • ibcM

Ugliest plastic price ever. And its gonna be a disaster again because of the region lock, most of the athletes cant bring it back to their home countries, will not work with SIM cards from their region.

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  • 2014-01-22 16:13
  • Kg%v

Good job olympic medals dont come in plastic and fake leather :-D

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  • 2014-01-22 16:07
  • 39xV

Yawn. Boring.

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  • 2014-01-22 16:02
  • t1$B

This Years SAMSUNG'S are part 2 of last year's phones and neo's also.

No diffrence, same design, more ram, latest os.

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  • 2014-01-22 15:57
  • fu{h

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