The lite version of Samsung’s phablet flagship has been officially announced. To be more specific, two variants have been outed by Samsung Poland—the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo 3G and the Neo LTE+.
Whereas the Galaxy S3 Neo+ bears some resemblance to Samsung’s 2012 smartphone flagship, the Note 3 Neo mainly borrows features from the original Galaxy Note 3. To name a few, the signature S Pen and the faux leather back are present. Screen size, on the other hand, has been downsized to 5.5 inches, while the Super AMOLED panel now only sports a 720p resolution. One can also say that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo seems like a Galaxy Note 2 with an updated look.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+ Specs
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED (720×1280 HD), ~267ppi
- Exynos 5 hexa-core processor (2x 1.7GHz A15 cores, 4x 1.3GHz A7 cores)
- ARM Mali-T624 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 8-megapixel BSI main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G, HSPA, LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6mm
- Weight: 162g
- 3100mAh battery
Other noticeable changes to the Note 3 Neo include its thicker profile at 8.6mm. Computing performance is meeker, given that the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 (or an octa-core Exynos 5 in other versions) has been replaced with a slower hexa-core Exynos 5 processor. Overall weight is lighter though at 162g.
As the names imply, differences between the Note 3 Neo 3G and Neo LTE+ is mainly on the connectivity options available. The Neo 3G, however, also has an even slower (yet still decent) quad-core 1.6GHz processor. Other than that, both devices sport identical hardware. Both also run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is somewhat disappointing when 4.4 KitKat has already been around for a while.
Samsung has yet to announce the official pricing for both variants of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, but both are expected to be the more affordable phablet offerings from the company. Country availability has not been disclosed either, though Samsung plans to put the device on sale this month.
[Source: Samsung Poland]