Samsung took another page from Apple’s book today, introducing a new version of the popular Galaxy Note 3 with a “Rose Gold” finish similar to the white-and-gold version of the iPhone 5s. The company also announced a new Merlot Red color option for its latest flagship phablet.
If you’re looking for a new oversized smartphone, the Note 3 is likely your best choice. Samsung practically established the phablet market with the original Galaxy Note and continues to churn out some of the best new devices each year. The Note 3 comes equipped with a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED display, a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage with microSD support, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel secondary camera, a 3200mAh battery, NFC and runs Android 4.3 with Samsung’s own TouchWiz software on top.
Samsung previously came under fire when it promoted a gold-colored version of the Galaxy S4 shortly after Apple’s iPhone 5s hit the market. The new version of the Galaxy Note 3 offers a more subtle take on the newly popular color scheme, however, using it as an accent around the edges of the device, for the logo on the back and to outline the physical home button.
A white version of the Note 3 with gold accents will launch in China this month, with new variants rolling out worldwide in the near future at an unspecified date.