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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo aka “Lite” Pictured Next to Big Brother

This morning, the world is getting what we think is the first good look at the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, also known as the Galaxy Note 3 Lite. Until the device is officially launched by Samsung, the name is sort of up in the air. Just a couple of days ago, it was reported that the Note 3 Neo would sport a hexa-core processor, a new variation of ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture – with two 1.7GHz cores coupled with four 1.3GHz cores. For what’s being labeled as a cheaper version of the regular Galaxy Note 3, that is quite the move by Samsung. 

In these newly-leaked photos from SamMobile, we can see that the Note 3 Neo will feature a slightly smaller display (5.55″) than the Galaxy Note 3 (5.7″), but the overall design is pretty much the same. There will be faux leather, an S Pen, and the TouchWiz UI. As for internals, the Note 3 Neo is said to sports 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, a 3,100mAh battery, and a microSD slot for additional storage.

Earlier reports and posts stated that Samsung could wait for MWC to launch this device, but with pictures now making the rounds, we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung just announced the device with a press release. While the hexa-core chip is neat, it doesn’t necessarily warrant its own fancy unveiling event.

A gallery has been placed below. What do you think of the design?


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Via: SamMobile
  • Chinmay Samant

    Just a change in screen size and a new smartphone from samsung….

  • Elliot Kotis

    I don’t believe they are saturating the market. They are treating the market like all their other markets:
    Fridges…their are many different sizes and styles
    Computer Monitors….Everyone has different sizes, types and screen variations
    TV’s….look Above

    And they are serving all the potentials, not saturating, but market serving. LOL WHO AM I KIDDING THIS IS STUPID ROFL X’D

  • Elliot Kotis

    So back in 2010 Samsung released Samsung Galaxy S. Later, realised that some people wanted a smaller phone, and some a bigger phone, so they introduces Galaxy S Mini (or that is the dubbed name), and the Galaxy Note series, a bigger phone and a smaller phone. But a few years They thought the big phone was too small. So the introduces a big big phone called Galaxy Mega. A year and a half later they decided some people didn’t want a big phone, so they introduced a big small phone. And this is it. Wow, just wow.

    • Daistaar

      I take it you will not be purchasing the Galaxy Mega Mini?

  • picrthis

    I think it’s stupid, there is only a $50 price difference between an S4 & a Note 3……so how is this going to fit in between those 2 flagships?

    • Adrynalyne

      It solves a problem that never existed.

  • rexor04

    making and making different same version model, rather than creating a latest phones that makes bigger impact to mobile industry. http://bit.ly/1fUcAre

  • bassman418

    It’s a note 2 with new back and blank home button……

  • LionStone

    How about just “lighten” up the price on the original Note 3 to eliminate the need to produce a “cheap” lite version?

  • John Legere

    Oh look guys i have a Note 3 , just kidding, im so poor i cant afford it. Thanks to Samsung i can pretend i have one now!

  • chris_johns

    thank god it has the faux leather…i was worried there for a second

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Soooo… This is what would happen if you sent your Note 3 through the washing machine?!

  • Andrew P.

    Up here in Canada some of the carriers have pulled the Note 2. I’ll be interested to see which carriers pick this up (if any) and how they’ll price it next to the Note 3 (which as of today is $299.99 on a 2 year term). I’d like the Note 3 but honestly can’t justify that price.

  • ha

    but can it run Crysis?

  • DJyoSNOW

    I thought this was made because of price complaints. So that’s my question of all questions. Since we know Samsung pushes the boundaries on price points.

  • Anthony Tyson

    Hey look a note 2.

    • Thomas

      You mean an S4 😉

      • Adrynalyne

        S4 has better specs than this thing.

        Note 2 would be the closest thing to it.

        • LionStone

          Still, kind of redundant…

    • BSweetness

      Note 2 Plus.

  • Boblank84

    I think I could get on board with the size, but i have a hard time even considering anything w/ hard keys…I wish sammy would get away from that.

    • Adrynalyne

      Sometimes I think Samsung leaves it there just to piss off Apple.

    • Liderc

      Agree, physical home button is completely outdated.

      • T4rd

        Eh, there’s pros/cons to both configs. I went from a Gnex to Note 2 and kinda enjoy waking my phone with the face/home button while it sits on a desk instead of having to grab the phone by the sides to hit the power button.

        • JD_26

          enter the LG G2 .. knock to wake 😀

  • jim

    not sure why they are spending money on this, I love my Note 3 , its far and away the top phone on the market , so this would have to be a 99 dollar contract phone im guessing, but you can the regular Note 3 for 199, just doesn’t make sense to me

    • Adrynalyne

      Market saturation.

      • jim

        could be, but for only a hundred more you could have the best on the market , I mean damn you cant save up an extra hundred lol

        • Adrynalyne

          Right, but someone tight on cash doesn’t see it that way. I agree with you, but the average consumer…not so much.

          • jim

            it would be a trap that many fall into, like a month or so later they would be saying to their self , damn if I had only save a hundred more……..

    • crazed_z06

      I think Samsung may have realized the Note 3 is kind of overkill… Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM, USB 3.0, 32GB, 1080P screen, etc, etc. The Note 3 is an absolute beast when compared to all other Android devices.

      Even the rumored S5 specs look similar to Note 3 specs. Samsung probably realizes most people dont need this much horsepower and could do just fine with a little less specs. I’m coming from the Note 2, and that device never felt slow or anyting. The only reason I got the Note 3 is because of the infamous “Unlimited Glitch Weekend”… If it werent for that, I’d still be rocking the Note 3

  • epps720

    Still too big a phone for me

  • EricMayBell

    There is absolutely no point to this phone other than to confuse the consumer market

    • r0l

      Samsung wasn’t kidding about going back to basics. Wait for the next 4 versions to hit this year.

    • T4rd

      Seems to be Samsung’s strategy for the last few generations; saturate the market with as many phone variants as possible. In other words; the brute force approach.

    • creed

      Very reminiscent of the good ol’ Motorola days when they released some variant of an almost identical phone every month.

      • T4rd

        They still do that; the Moto X, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini are all the same phone with slighty different specs. But that’s more Verizon’s fault than Moto’s. The Droid Ultra should not exist at all.

        • chris_johns

          u answered your own question so your wrong…4 phones isnt saturaration especially when 3 are carrier specific

          • T4rd

            It seems like you came in half-way though the conversation and tried to participate by saying something irrelevant while also sounding like an ass. Read the whole thread and try again, maybe? No one mentioned saturation and Creed (who I replied to) was most likely talking about Moto’s variants on one carrier (Verizon) in the first place. That doesn’t change the fact that they released slightly different variants at the same time before.

        • John Legere

          At least Motorola makes quality phones. Shame that people are brainwashed.

        • Elliot Kotis

          You just debunked your point. That is verizon’s line up, not Moto’s. Moto X, Moto G, THe European variant that is going to be announced, oh and are they going to release 2 phones for every continent, because WHY CANT THEY RELEASE MOTO X WORLD-WIDE, and not have it make in USA.

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    • master94

      Very true. Seems like the Note 2 but no doubt a bigger price tag

    • John Legere

      Because samsung likes to flood the market with kids toys

    • name

      I was hoping for < 5" screen with the stylus.

  • T4rd

    Don’t really care since it probably won’t make it to the US.

  • Adrynalyne

    If there was ever a model that didn’t make sense…this is it.

    • MichaelFranz

      i dont think it will do well. S5 is right around the corner, most people know that so i dont see this making big waves

      • Adrynalyne

        Probably not, but if it scores even a few sales for Samsung, knowing these are mostly leftover parts, then it will be worth it. They are just flooding the market.

        • MichaelFranz

          yea true…its getting out of hand, i miss the days of old where there were only a few upper teir phones to choose from. Now we have a mini/petite/regular/max/mega/colossal scheme of devices all with various specs that its kind of pointless.

          I mean 2 footprints is fine if you go for a main deisgn and a mini, some people just dont liek the big screen. For instance, motorola droid line. they should of just done maxx and mini and thats it. I think im running out of fingers and toes to count the numbe rof devices samsung has pushed out over the last 2 years.

          Idk, maybe im bitter, maybe i just want all the things

          • Adrynalyne

            I don’t think you sound bitter. There is a point of too many choices, especially when those choices are minimal in difference. Somewhat related, I also don’t like it when car makers release the same car under different brands and models. Or use the same chassis and engine, and make a slightly different body or interior. It is irritating.

          • MichaelFranz

            yea car companies do that….like nissan and infiniti. the older murano (which i had) was the same thing as a FX45 by inifiniti, just a different body, but everything else, was the same except the plastic engine cover.

            I agree though there are just do many choices with such little improvement over prior years or other devices.

          • jimt

            Actually Samsung is pulling an Apple!

          • Adrynalyne

            Are you sure Apple didn’t pull a Samsung? They are new to this. Samsung, not so much.

          • Jcastag

            Actually, you could not be more wrong. The murano and fx were and always have been totally different cars. The murano was always based on Nissan fwd altima and maxima platform, and the fx was and is based on infiniti rwd/awd platform

            If you ever owned or drove either you would know they could not be more different cars

          • olorin

            Really… too many choices? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!

          • Adrynalyne

            Until you read your own comment.

            We don’t need 123123342123 clones of the same device with slightly tweaked options. Those aren’t choices, those are a joke.

            Think before you post.