What looks to be the first leaked image of the upcoming Note 3 Neo was leaked today online, showing a design that is largely identical to the Note 3’s.
Rumors of a “lite” version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have been swirling for about a month now, but this week we got the most credible report on the device yet. A product positioning document leaked online, revealing an almost complete spec sheet and details about the Note 3 Neo’s software.
The image above was published by Sam Mobile on Twitter earlier today and is said to show the 5.55-inch Note 3 Neo next to the 5.7-inch Note 3. There’s always the chance that the image is fake or that the device is a prototype or a knock off, but to us, it looks pretty legit. The only alarm bell is that the device is smaller than the Note 3, contradicting the leaked spec sheet, which says the Neo and the Note 3 have almost precisely the same height. However, the spec sheet appears to be non-final, so the height could be wrong.
Update: Sam Mobile posted a few more shots of the Note 3 Neo:
There really isn’t much to say about the pic besides that the Note 3 Neo looks very similar to the Note 3. We know that the resemblance extends to the back – the Neo will sport the faux leather texture that Samsung has been using for devices starting this fall.
The Note 3 will come with a Samsung-made hexa-core processor and run Android 4.3 out of the box, but the rest of the specs are almost identical with the 2012 Note 2. With this kind of devices, the price makes all the difference, but hopefully Samsung will make the Note 3 Neo an attractive offering once it launches, presumably at MWC 2014.