Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of the highly rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a trimmed down version of its flagship phablet the Galaxy Note 3. Though you wouldn’t find the high-end specifications in the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, it still brings an excellent set of specifications for budget-conscious users. Let’s just dive in and see what the phablet brings to the table.
The handset will hit retail in two versions; one featuring 3G connectivity while the other one is 4G LTE-enabled. The 3G version is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, while the LTE-enable version comes with the hexa-core Exynos processor with 1.7GHz Cortex A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo rocks a 5.5-inch display boasting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, compared to 1080p found in the flagship phablet. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage with support for microSD card of up to 64GB, S Pen functionality, 8MP rear camera for photos and videos with a 2MP front-facing camera, a 3,100 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean pre-installed out of the box. Although it’s disappointing to see that Samsung didn’t launch the handset with Android 4.4, but let’s just hope it gets the taste of it soon.
The handset will hit retail globally next month and will hit shelves in three colors; black, white and green. There’s no word about the pricing of the handset, but it should be considerably lower than the launch price of Galaxy Note 3. Unfortunately, it will not hit retail in the US or the UK, but you never know, the folks at Samsung might change their mind.