White and black. Black and white. Every new flagship phone seems to offer these choices before anything else - you never get, for example, a phone launching exclusively in neon green. Today Samsung is officially expanding its offering of Galaxy Note 3 colors to bring the line a little bit of high-class luster. You'll soon be able to purchase the Note 3 in Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black, and Merlot Red colors.

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Those first two options are really just accents on the standard black and white bodies - yes, the phone is still made of plastic. It looks like the "Rose Gold" addition will just swap out the plastic bezel pieces for a copper-gold painted version on standard black and white. Samsung says that these phones will match the Rose Gold edition of the Galaxy Gear. Merlot Red is a little more dramatic: it's got a ruby color swap for both the front screen panel and the faux leather back (because there's no place like homescreen), while keeping the standard faux metallic bezel piece.

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All three options are being applied to the standard international model of the Galaxy Note 3, previously offered in black, white, and pink. There will be no price changes to the MSRP. Those of you who are looking to buy a Note 3 on contract or a specialized carrier version like the American models, you'll probably get at least some of these options eventually, though it could take several months.

Seoul, Korea - December 2, 2013 - As part of its continued commitment to deliver innovative technologies along with premium design, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced new color editions of the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3, which launched in September, now comes with Rose Gold White and Rose Gold Black accents and Merlot Red option, in addition to the Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink options already available to consumers. 

The new editions of Galaxy Note 3 integrate touches of premium Rose Gold finishes to its Jet Black and Classic White devices for a distinct and refined design. Both editions complement the iconic Rose Gold Galaxy Gear to provide users with a truly integrated and stylish Galaxy experience.

“At Samsung Mobile, we understand that consumers view their mobile devices as an extension of their personal style, and Samsung is committed to delivering fresh ways for consumers to express themselves,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “By introducing these new editions of Galaxy Note 3, we want to provide our fashion-forward consumers with more ways to express their personality and tastes through our technology.”

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Mr E

    It still wouldn't be my choice, but the "gold" doesn't look too bad here. It seems more like a copper color than tacky yellow gold. That said, I'd love to see them bring back the brown and gray colors they had for the note 2 and s3.

  • IrishSid

    Only nice one there is the red one, and I still wouldn't buy it. I'm loving my black one though.
    Not to get iphone or htc fanboys butthurt, but it's genuinely the nicest phone I've held to date. Feels fucking awesome.

  • kingdazy

    does the new colors come with a fix for the persistent bad call quality?

    • superg05

      sprint hun?

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    I recently learned that golden iPhone is so popular in China because it's yellow (color of happiness), not because it's golden. So they missed the spot with this golden-red color. On the other hand, I don't want to look like gangsta with golden everything, so I would probably have chosen red one. But the black is the best color of course.

    • Lumi

      Yellowish gold is more Wealth than Happiness actually, which explains EXACTLY why it's so popular. It's historically the exclusive color of the royal family (just owning a robe in this color could be considered treason). For the present, it's associated with the tuhao (explaination here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101202279) iPhones already are a status symbol for the rich, so it's only appropriate that the most status-symbol-ly color is the mos sought after color.

    • Hana

      As a Chinese descendant outside the mainland; it's embarrassing to see the chinese mainland got so crazy over anything which has "gold" (be it material or just colour)... the constant oppression from the communist and their greed (their religion is Capitalist) make the mainland chinese the objects of ridicule by us...
      It's like seeing a beggar won a lottery and suddenly have no clues of what use the money for....
      The mainlands are very loud(esp when they are on their iphones), unethical, very rude, lack of social education, quite smelly(they do not shower regularly), spits everywhere on the streets, no class, so snobbish about their corrupted newly found riches....
      The image of the wise chinese phillosopers had built this thousand years are actually non existent nowadays... I may say Tao and Confucious crying blood in heavens...
      So, gold iphone craze in china= stupid...
      Granted yellow is the colour of wealth, I'd choose Red (the colour of happiness).

      • cuffer


  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    What is with that Ruby Red and Samsung?
    Dull colours are their game, evidently. For the past 2 years now.

  • Lumi

    Finally, some nicer alternate colors than plasticky pink.

  • Lalit Mali

    You can love me. You can hate me. But you cannot ignore me!

  • cuffer

    I just bought the note 3 when it first came out as a true fan of Samson products now I see that the phone comes out in numerous colors why didn't I get the option at the beginning iPhone that the option at the beginning I will probably stick with my phone Thanks