16GB Galaxy Note 3 headed to Taiwan this week, abysmal internal storage on flagship devices lives on
Well, there’s no denying it now – the 16GB storage variant of the Galaxy Note 3 exists, and it’s all prepared to make people cry out in anger about having most of the internal storage on their device taken away by gimmicks. The 16GB model of the phablet was only recently revealed to be launching in Hong Kong, and now it’s heading to Taiwan on September 27th, followed by the 32GB variant on October 1.
It’s rather disappointing – in fact, it’s downright insulting – that Samsung is still dangling a 16GB model of their flagship device, even if in just a few nations – the Galaxy S4 suffered from considerable lack of space on the internal storage, and with the Note 3 featuring a lot of new software features, 16GB is simply not going to cut it anymore. Sure, there will be an option to move apps to the external storage, but we all know how slow microSD cards can be, not to mention that USB 3.0 connectivity that the Note 3 is debuting on mobile devices will be mostly useless if we’ll be keeping all our media and other stuff on the external storage.
Alright, now that the rant is over, let’s talk about the pricing. The 16GB model will cost you 22,500 NTD (around $760), while the 32GB will set you back by 23,900 NTD (~ $810). Both are 3G variants, so both will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos processor. The Galaxy Gear will be available as well, though that will be later on from October 10th, with a bundle of the 32GB Note and Gear priced at 32,800 NTD (~ $1,110).