Samsung was rumoured to release a lower end version of the Galaxy Note 3, and today Samsung Poland has made the phone device official. It is the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. The phablet will have two variants, a simple Galaxy Note 3 Neo, and a Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+. With these phones, Samsung intends to offer everything that made the Note 3 great, but in a significantly lower price tag. Let’s have a look at what the new phablet from Samsung has to offer.
On the physical hardware front, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is identical to the Note 3. It has the same curved edges and a faux leather back. It does however come with a smaller screen, 5.5-inch vs 5.7-inch on the Note 3. It is also a lower resolution panel, 720p vs 1080p. On the back is a 8MP camera that records 1080p video. Powering the LTE+ variant of the phone is a new hexa-core chipset that Samsung has not given a name to. It consists of two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores. The regular variant will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU.
Both the versions of Galaxy Note 3 Neo will have 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which is expandable. The phone will come with Android 4.3 out of the box. Of course you can expect Samsung to dump TouchWiz all over the OS. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo measures 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6mm and weighs 162.5 grams. The phablet is powered by a 3100mAh battery.
The phablet will be available worldwide next month. It will come in three colours: white, black and green. The price is currently not known.