The rumor mill is speculating for a while that Samsung has a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 variants in the works, unofficially dubbed Galaxy Note 3 Lite or Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Given the increase in Galaxy Note 3 Neo reports, it seems like the more affordable phablet is really close to its market debut.
Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo will not be available on the US or UK markets. The report comes from the folks at Android Central, who managed to get in touch to one of Samsung’s representatives that confirmed for them that the smaller version of the Galaxy Note 3 will not be available for purchase in the US or in the UK, as it will only be released in “select countries/regions.” It looks like the initial reports saying that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will only be intended for the emerging markets are true after all.
As I was mentioning above, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a cheaper version of the highly-appreciated Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Interestingly enough, the device will borrow some of Note 2′s specifications: a 5.5-inch 720p screen, 2 GB RAM, and an 8 MP rear-mounted shooter.
Sources in the industry claim that Note 3 Neo will be underpinned by a hexa-core Exynos processor and that it will be powered by a 3,100 mAh battery. A series of leaked photos that emerged a few days ago revealed that the Note 3 Neo will borrow the design of the standard Galaxy Note 3, with sharp edges and faux-leather back. The Note 3 Neo will run Android 4.3 out of the box and it will bring most of the S Pen-optimized features that debuted on the standard Galaxy Note 3.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo has allegedly been listed for pre-order on a Belgian retailer’s website at a price of 500 euro.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo won’t make officially in the US or the UK, you might be able to get your hands on the device via resellers. Are you interested in the Note 3 Neo?