Not that we needed additional confirmation Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 Neo (aka Lite) is indeed real and landing in time for the cherry blossoms, but several European retailers have listed it online, with ETAs set between early February and mid-March.
The timing of the commercial launch, as well as pricing, are pretty much the only Note 3 Neo details left up in the air, though if we were to trust these early sellers, the mid-range 5.55-incher could cost as much as €560 ($760).
But that’s not possible. It’s simply not, as it would essentially put the Neo on par with the original Note 3. Meanwhile, the processing power bar should be slightly lowered, thanks to a “true” hexa-core Exynos CPU (the world’s first), the 3 GB RAM will be shrunk to just 2, and you’ll lose quite a lot in the pixel density department (720p resolution tipped for the Neo vs. 1,080p on the Note 3). Also, the 13 MP rear-facing camera shall be swapped for a more modest 8 MP snapper.
So how much should Samsung charge for the Note 3 Neo? Let’s say $500, $550 tops. $450 would be tremendous, but it’s unlikely.
As for timelines, regardless of what any obscure online retailer looking for free publicity says, I doubt the big guy will break cover before MWC, in late February. So, you know, expect it in stores in March, at the earliest.
Via [Sam Mobile]