Jan 31 2014, 2:55am CST | by Gene Ryan Briones
Samsung’s knack for launching stipped-down versions of its flagship devices is uncanny. For one, the strategy works.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has been making rumors lately. So, when Sammy decided to make it official through Samsung’s Polish website , we weren't so surprised.
But amazingly Samsung launched two versions of the phone at once - an HSPA model and an LTE. Also, unlike previous modified models, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is smaller this time around at just 5.5-inches, instead of 5.7-inches. The difference in the dimensions is also noticeable. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a 148 x 76.9 x 8.6 mm dimension. The flagship Note 3 is a tad bigger at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm. The former is lighter too, at 163g.
The specs of the phone is not so bad either. You’ll get a hexa-core Exynos chip proffing two 1.7GHz cores for the hardest tasks and four 1.3GHz cores for back-up. The LTE model dons a powerful 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor with four Krait 300 cores. Not bad, huh?
Other features include a 2GB RAM, a 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 2-megapixel shooter on the front, and a 3,100mAh battery. All of that is topped with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running over Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be perfect for those who are looking for a cheap and large phone. For some reason, the phone will not be making its way to the U.S. and U.K. Pricing has yet to be revealed, so stay tuned.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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