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Jan
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The Galaxy Note 3 has a massive screen, plenty of battery life, and a ton of power. Unfortunately, it also has matching price tag. This has left the device inaccessible to some who would gladly wield it. Word on the street has mentioned a more affordable "Lite" version that would alleviate this problem, and now GSM Arena has gotten its hands on leaked spec sheets that give this device a name, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

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The pages reveal a device that is somewhere between the Note 2 and the Note 3. The Neo will allegedly have an 8MP camera, 3100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory, all specs that put it in line with the former handset. Its 5.5-inch screen is also the same size.

Yet the Neo does make the jump to USB 3.0, and in addition to that, it comes with a 1.7GHz dual + 1.3GHz quad-core (Hexa) processor that should be peppier than that of the older handset. While it won't be as fast as the regular Note 3, it will still have the same faux-leather backing. You can decide for yourself how you feel about that.

Source: GSM Arena

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • HellG

    As someone who is using a note 2 and going to jump ship to a note 3 next week (maybe i dont i started to really hate samsung but we will see), there's nothing that attracts me to this device, it will be more suitable to people with older devices, and we will see how samsung set the price for this thing,maybe it will have a good price even though i doubt it

    What caught my attention though is that Magazine UX from the Pro Series is coming to that device meaning also to the note 3,Good to know :)

  • Mike Reid

    2nd pic says "Note 2 (N7000)" which should say "...7100)" instead.

    Likely other errors, and things to change, in a leaked spec sheet.

  • TY

    >Says the processor has better performance than Apple A7
    >Megahertz myth

    • HellG

      Speaking in general,Its not a megahertz myth,Remember that android devices nowdays rocks a beefier hardware specially in terms of screen resolution that the GPU and CPU needs to take care of,While the benchmark results might be close between Apple CPUs and the latest exynos and Snapdragons due to the difference in resolutions,the raw performance of these chips is INDEED better

      • TY

        Seriously, read the rewiew of iPhone5s on Anandtech. You'll be surprised how powerful the A7 is.
        Resolution almost only affects on-screen graphic tests BTW

        • Jacques Hragar

          Don't know why people are downvoting you you're right.

          • Gabernasher

            He didn't say Apple is evil and their processor is crap.

  • Anthony Tyson

    Dear Samsung. Its called the note 2. The one thing you NEED to copy from apple is the using your prior years device as your low end device instead of remaking the exact same device and calling it a new device.(minus apples iPhone c)

    • Gabernasher

      Apple changed their strategy this year to selling the old phone as a rebranded new phone for cheaper, why would Samsung not follow suit?

      • Justin Swanson

        Except Samsung has done stuff similar to this for years.

        • disqus_7zCKYC2BSD

          a lot of companies has done it

    • Derail Doax

      LOL I like how you make a point that they should be like someone else, then make the point that the someone else isn't even like they're old self anymore all within the same comment.

  • flosserelli

    Note 2.5

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    Now this gets my interest. The Note 2 is too plasticy for my taste and it just doesn't look classy. If this Note 3 Neo has the same looks as the Note 3 and it's significantly cheaper, I might just even go for it even though I've never really liked Samsung much.

    The fact is, I really want a big phone capable of multitasking. And for some reason I care more about looks of a device than I should (I love the leathery back of the Note 3 for example).