Samsung on Friday officially launched the cheaper Galaxy Note 3 versions, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo which comes in two flavors including a 3G-only model and an LTE+ version. As expected, these are smaller, dumbed-down versions of the Galaxy Note 3 flagship handset, and will launch in various markets except for the U.S. and U.K. – in fact, Samsung has officially announced the new devices on its Poland website. More →
It’s only been a few months since Samsung brought the Galaxy Note 3 to the market, but based on the latest information, it’s already time for a refresh. SamMobile has received word that the more affordable Galaxy Note 3 Neo is already available for preorder in Belgium for €599, a slight discount from the price of the Galaxy Note 3 at launch in Europe. The tipster also sent along several press photos of the device, which will feature a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a new 6-core processor. The Neo looks strikingly similar to the original device, but as demonstrated in a previous leak, the dimensions are slightly smaller. Expect an official announcement from Samsung very soon. More →
Samsung is hard at work toning down the feature spam on its phones, but it apparently has no plans of cutting back on gadget spam. We can’t say we blame the company, of course, since pushing out dozens of mobile devices each year is part of what has made Samsung the top smartphone vendor in the world by a staggering margin in terms of handset shipment volume. Earlier this week, a new upcoming Samsung phablet was uncovered when preliminary specs for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo leaked. Now, the device that will be a more affordable version of the company’s popular Note 3 phablet has apparently been pictured for the first time. SamMobile posted the photo above on its Twitter feed on Friday and no other details were provided. An earlier report suggested that the Note 3 Neo will feature a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 3,100 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and a new 6-core processor when it debuts in the near future.
Given that Samsung released nine different versions of the Galaxy S4, it’s not surprising that the company is applying the same spamtastic formula to its popular Galaxy Note 3 phablet. GSMArena has unearthed some specifications for a new variation of the Note 3 called the Galaxy Note 3 Neo that will feature a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 3,100 mAh battery and 2GB of RAM… in other words, it’s a lot more like the year-and-a-half old Galaxy Note II than the Galaxy Note 3. There is one intriguing detail that separates the Note 3 Neo from the Note 2, however: It will apparently feature a “new 1.7GHz dual + 1.3GHz quad-core (Hexa) processor” that should give it a significant boost in computing power over the second Galaxy Note. In all likelihood Samsung will market this device as a low-cost alternative to the Galaxy Note 3.