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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 “Lite” Will Feature a Hexa-Core Processor

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Samsung may be a company shaped by hyperbole and ostentation, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cost-conscious. The Exynos 5 Octa is an expensive chip to manufacture, and power-hungry enough to rule out use in mid-range devices.  For that reason, the company used quad-core processors in less expensive smartphones as a stop gap measure, but has now developed an in-house silicon solution that will debut with the the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 “Lite”: GSM Arena reports that a hexa-core ARM processor powers the inexpensive phablet.

According to leaked documents, the new CPU contains two 1.7GHz core and four 1.3GHz cores, which suggests at derivative implementation of ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture; the more powerful cores will handle processor-intensive tasks, while the smaller cores will handle programs that aren’t quite so demanding. That, in combination with the relatively low-resolution 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, should provide significant power savings for the Galaxy Note 3 Lite, which will be positioned as a low-cost alternative to the Note 3.

Other Note 3 Lite specifications include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, an 8MP camera, a 3,100 mAh battery, and a microSD card slot. There’s still no word on when Samsung intends to launch the handset, but you can bet we’ll hear something about it at MWC this February.

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Via: GSM Arena
  • bored_guest

    This is why Samsung never keeps up with updates. It releases too many phones that really have no point in being in the market. Can’t one just buy a note 2 if they want a note series for a cheaper price???

  • Knlegend1

  • grayson360

    Wait…..the specs are that of the note 2, correct? Hmmmmm……

  • jim

    just how cheap is it going to be ?, I got my Note 3 for 199, just save your money and run with the big boy… Note 3

    • 918273645ams

      Well seeing as the Note 3 is around $650 off contract (not everyone is on a contract plan) I’m gonna guess it’s gonna be around $449-$499 off contract. Probably $99 on contract.

      • jim

        So for just a hundred more you could go first class

      • Cornflakes

        nah it’s become cheaper, Note 3 = 550euro’s – 100cashback= 450eur (=610$) this is in europe where phones unfortunately are more expensive :(

  • Droid Ronin

    I’m waiting for the penta-core processor, or maybe the deci-core processor!

    • 918273645ams

      Yeah!! That way instagram and facebook will load THAT much faster!!

  • Ben Murphy

    Why?!

  • T4rd

    Probably won’t even reach the US, just like the LTE-A GS4 (which had the Snapdragon 800 SoC). So nothing to see here…

    • Kyle Wiggers

      I was really pissed about that. Hope the GS5 has Exynos or Snapdragon 805.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Exynos doesnt have LTE, and SD805 sounds great.

        • Adrynalyne

          Yeah, I mean, that Note 2 on Verizon, no LTE at all.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Not the newest ones. The Note 2 is probably the only one.,nice try

          • Adrynalyne

            Nice try yourself. All it takes is for them to add on a compatible cellular modem. They did it before, they can do it again.

  • sr_erick

    What they should do to make it “lite” is to remove bloated Touchwiz along with all the apps that try duplicate functionality of Google built apps, rock stock android, and also get rid of the S Pen (I never used it on the note 2 anyways).

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      This, after the S4 9gb or less usable, i dont see this working. Even if it does have an SD slot.

    • aBabyPenguin

      Good suggestions, but would it still be a Note without the S Pen?

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Or the S Memo, S Paper, S Ink, you’re right.

    • Jake

      Then buy a Droid Maxx. Basically what u just described lol

      • T4rd

        Hah, indeed. Too bad the Droid Maxx doesn’t compete with the Note 3 at all in terms of hardware though (other than the battery)

  • aBabyPenguin

    “3,100 mAh batter” That’s one big pancake ;)

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Fixed. You’re fast, though. :)

  • BSweetness

    I guess they though “Note 3 Lite” sounded better than “Note 2 Plus.”

    • Kyle Wiggers

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it launched under a different moniker.

      • BSweetness

        Yeah. Hopefully they don’t use “Neo” in the name like in the posted documents.

        • Kyle Wiggers

          That would be really confusing.

    • Jake

      Reading that it sounds like that processor is better than whats in the Note 3 lol

      • BSweetness

        I’ll reserve judgement on the processor we see what it can do, but pretty much everything else about the phone is on par with the Note 2.

    • alisan

      Note 3 Neo :)

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    lol

    6gb usable, most likely

    • Johnny

      And Samsung fanboys downvote you like the black death.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Im used to it. Not my fault people like garbage

        • grayson360

          Agreed. I hated my S4’s memory usage. but then again I hate my G2’s memory usage….time to root….