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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite Confirmed: Smaller ‘Neo’ Variant Of Flagship Phablet Will Bring Affordable Price But Downgraded Specs Similar To Note 2 [REPORT]

Jan 13, 2014 05:19 PM EST

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite has been confirmed to be an affordable variant of the larger more expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The flagship phablet was long rumored to have a more affordable variant called “Neo”, now the device has been confirmed by a leaked picture tweeted by SamMobile which showed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was being listed by some online retailers. Samsung has not officially confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite but it is expected that it will make an appearance during the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona between February 24 to February 27 which will see the launch of several new Samsung devices and tablets.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite price is actually not that much lower compared to the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 3, ranging between 466 to 563 Euros which isn’t that much cheaper than the no-contract price of $700 or more that is common in the US. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite when viewed next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a notably downgrade and appears to be more similar to the older Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, 2GB of Ram, 16GB of internal memory and a 3,100mAh battery. With a fairly savage specs downgrade it's suprising that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite is still so expensive. 

This is a significant downgrade from the 5.7-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera, 3GB of Ram and 32GB of internal memory on the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 3. On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite is at least stronger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2  with a 1.7GHz dual and 1.3GHz quad-core processor against the Note 2’s 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. It appears that both devices will share all the TouchWiz and Samsung Smart features. On top of that we can expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite to get the Android 4.4 KitKat update as the update is starting to roll out OTA for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Overall it’s still difficult to see what Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 3 variant will be useful for without more details. 

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