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January 11, 2014

An early peek at the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Lite/Neo

SamMobile has recently posted a picture of what is believed to be the Galaxy Note 3 Lite/Neo (SM-N750) besides the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005).

The frontal shot shows that GN3 Neo (left) is a tad shorter than the Galaxy Note 3 due to its smaller display. Meanwhile, the picture of its back tells us that the rumored handset inherits the faux-leather backing of its big brother.

Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Lucky for us, we also have a pretty detailed specs sheet to go along with these leaked images courtesy of the folks over at GSMArena. According to the pictures taken by an unnamed tipster, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will have a very similar feature set to the Galaxy Note 2.

That includes a 5.5-inch S-AMOLED display with 720p resolution, an 8MP rear camera and a 3100mAh battery. In fact other than the dimensions, everything else is identical to the previous Galaxy Note model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Everything, except the processor. Based on the leaked catalog, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will run on an unannounced “Hexa-core” processor which consists of 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a 1.7GHz dual-core chipset.

SamMobile’s tipster backs up this claims and stated that the GN3 Neo will indeed run on Cortex-A7 Exynos 5260 Hexa-core SoC together with a Mali-T624 GPU. The tandem delivered a very promising result when their informer ran the AnTuTu Benchmark test on it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unofficial specs :
5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display @ 1280×720 pixels, 267ppi
Exynos 5260 1.3GHz Hexa-core SoC with HMP
Mali-T624 GPU
2GB RAM
Expandable 16GB internal storage (up to 64GB)
8MP auto focus camera with LED Flash
1080p video recording
1.9MP front-facing camera
Dual-SIM, dual standby
HSPA+ (SM-N750), LTE (SM-N755)
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
NFC, MHL 2.0, IR Blaster
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
3100mAh battery
Android 4.3 Jellybean

Unlike the Galaxy S5, the exact date of when the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will make its official debut is still uncertain. However, all of these recent leaks seem to lead us to a possible MWC 2014 which will kick off on the latter part of February.

Sources: {1, 2}

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2 Responses to “An early peek at the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Lite/Neo”

  1. Ben says:

    These smaller versions of flagship phones are becoming rampant nowadays.

  2. Rob says:

    After doing some reading about this hexa-core stuff, I’m a little bit confused. Is this much better than an octa-core processor? It sounds much better, but having multiple quad/dual-core, mas maganda ba yun kaysa sa isang processor pero octa-core?

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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