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[Updated] Exclusive: Affordable Galaxy Note headed to Europe in black and red

Update: Samsung now has a silver version of the phone in the works as well. Whether more colors will join the list in the future remains to be seen, but it sure looks like the company isn’t going to limit consumers as far as color choices are concerned for the lower-priced Note.

Original story follows

An affordable Galaxy Note smartphone that isn’t a flagship is an idea that doesn’t sit well with everyone. Some Galaxy Note fans feel that more than just a single Note flagship that has it all only serves to dilute the brand. But, as smartphone prices continue to rise, Samsung made the decision to launch two Galaxy Note models this year.

The regular Galaxy Note 10 is aimed at newcomers who want to check out the S Pen experience, but at $950, it’s not an affordable device by any stretch of the imagination. However, we learned recently that an affordable, possibly mid-range Galaxy Note smartphone could be on the cards. Now, we have discovered that this device is headed to the European continent in two color options: black and red. We wish we could reveal more, but that’s the only information we have been given at this time.

What is this affordable Galaxy Note you speak of?

As we had revealed earlier, this mysterious new Galaxy Note smartphone has the model number SM-N770F, and with Note flagships sporting model numbers in the SM-N9xxx range, one can only surmise that the SM-N770F is a cheaper Note smartphone. Samsung has released a mid-range Note smartphone once before: That was the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which featured model number SM-N750F and was based off the Galaxy Note 3’s design.

And the SM-N770F might just be a spiritual successor to the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Perhaps a Galaxy Note 10 Neo or Galaxy Note 10 Lite that Samsung hopes will capture audiences that aren’t willing to pay the price that a flagship Galaxy Note commands? It’s possible, and it will be very interesting to see which direction Samsung is taking its Note series to if the SM-N770F is indeed part of the Galaxy Note family.

Does the idea of a mid-range Galaxy Note phone that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket appeal to you?

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SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I would consider it if it comes with 6.8inch display and headphone jack. Even more, if it was a clear 6.8inch screen (no hole punch) version of Note 9 with triple cameras and in display fingerprint reader (not necessarily ultrasonic) even if it had a mid range processor like the A70 and A70s.

PJaya
PJaya

Maybe i will consider it. Note too expensive for me

force70
force70

lol no I bought a Note 10 plus, why buy anything else with lesser features? its a note, who would want a diluted experience on one?

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

Lol yet they seem to want to do this on tablet aswell by bringing back the tab a with s pen. Guess though in last few years though at least theyve upped the core specs on these official knockoffs on the lte versions at least

realsupermario
realsupermario

LG have been producing the Stylo line of devices while. I think the Stylo devices were originally designed to under-cut the Note series and LG are still producing them – so I think there is a market for a cheaper Note with not-flagship-level specs.

Gunter2
Gunter2

But the stylo is nothing more than a rubber tip stylus with virtually no functionality, but as LG hardly sell any phones these days it’s not very relevant. The phone is very cheap at 240 dollars so that’s not bad, a Note lite would have proper sPen functionality and would be more expensive of course. It shouldn’t be much more than €500-550 if they want it to be successful though.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I prefer the flagship but I’m very happy that this is available for budget conscious phone buyers. You’re on fire Abhijeet with all these great new stories!!