Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Dual SIM GT-N9002 Price, Specs, Unboxing : Out Now in the Philippines, Thanks to Kimstore!

Unbeknownst to many, a few days after the global launch of Samsung Galaxy Note3 GT-N9000 Octa-Core and GT-N9005 LTE, Samsung Mobile actually released a Dual SIM Dual Standby variant of its 2013 flagship phablet exclusively in China.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002

Samsung Galaxy Note3 GT-N9002 is almost exactly like the Samsung Galaxy Note3 GT-9005 LTE, which is the official model released in the Philippines.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002

The two Note3 variants share largely identical technical specifications, which include the 2.3 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 based Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system skinned by the latest version of TouchWiz, 3GB of RAM, 5.7-inch Full HD SuperAMOLED display, 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and BSI sensor at the back, 2 MegaPixel front cam with backside illuminated sensor, GPS/GLONASS, 4K or UltraHD video playback and recording, S-Pen Stylus, and 3,200 mAh removable Li-Ion battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002

But N9002 - or at least the one that's now available at Kimstore for Php 39,500 - is different from N9005 in three ways. First, the former only has 16GB of internal storage versus 32GB on the latter. Second, Samsung Galaxy Note3 GT-N9005 is LTE-enabled while N9002 is only supports 3G HSPA+ connectivity. And finally, the biggest difference between the two is that Samsung Galaxy Note3 GT-N9002 has Dual MicroSIM Dual Standby capability, making it an ideal phablet for users who want to stay connected on two networks at the same time, at all times.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002
Plug your MicroSIM card in Slot 1 if you're going to use it for your mobile data. Slot 2 only supports GSM voice calls and text messages.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002

Inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Dual SIM package, you will find the unit itself, the two-prong charger, the microUSB to USB connector cable, and the stylus tip remover plus five extra tips for the S-Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002

Also, we have the quick start guide and user manual, the in-ear earphones, extra silicon ear-buds for the headset, and the 3,200 mAh Li-Ion battery pack.

Samsung Galaxy Note3 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002

It's very expensive. Why should I check out this release? Is it for me? Based on technical specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note3 N9002 is the most powerful Dual SIM phablet in the world today -- bar none. And of course, that comes at a premium. This release is for you if have two mobile numbers and you're tired of carrying two separate phones, and instead, you just want to keep one great flagship smartphone in your pocket that you can always rely on. N9002 is for gadget lovers who don't mind paying a hefty sum to purchase the best device that their money can get.

TP Friends, I don't think this particular model would have reached our country if not for the efforts of my friend, Kim Lato of Kimstore, to bring it here. So really, we have to hand it to her for being this mindful about users who might be interested in the variant. (Personally, though, I prefer the single-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note3 GT-N9005 model - also available at Kimstore for Php 28,800 as of writing - because it supports LTE and fast mobile connection speeds are a definite requirement in my profession.) I've said this before and I'll say it again, Kim is the best and I completely and absolutely trust Kimstore.

Interested to get this phablet model from Kim? Feel free to give Kimstore, the most trusted online store in the Philippines, a ring at +63905-320-1818, +63922-885-9799, +63908-886-9799, or (02) 904-2966.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Note III GT-N9002
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby Smartphone Tablet Hybrid
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight 168 grams
Available Colors Black, White, and Pink with textured back cover
Operating System Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Skin
Display 5.7 inches (~386 ppi pixel density), 1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor, GPU, Chipset Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
Internal Storage 32 and 64 GB options, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 64GB
Camera 13 MegaPixels, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features: Drama Shot, Sound and Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Golf, Surround
shot, Live effect, Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call, Front: 2 MegaPixels
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 60 frames per second (LTE model), Front: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC, Full HD (1080p), UHD (depends on variant) Audio: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity, Sharing 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80), WiFi Hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0 (LE) IR LED (Remote Control), S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play and Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring and Extention, Samsung AllShare Framework
Sensors Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture
Battery Li-Ion 3200 mAh
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Flagship Release, Stylus and Gestures Support: New S Pen, LTE connectivity support, Top-notch internal specifications
Announcement Worldwide (N9000): September 4, 2013, IFA Berlin
Availability September 25, 2013 in China,
Out Now in the Philippines via Kimstore
Price Kimstore as of November 29, 2013: Php 39,500

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