Despite the fact that Samsung has yet to officially say even one word about a lite version of the Note 3, we’ve heard numerous rumors and reports suggesting such a handset is in the works. More recently, we even saw a UAprof that indicated the Note 3 Lite would feature a 720p display, and now we are learning even more about the handset thanks to newly leaked internal Samsung documents.
If the newly leaked documents from GSM Arena prove to be genuine, the Note 3 Lite will officially be debuting under the name Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. What’s more, the handset will reportedly utilize a processor that features a 1.7Ghz dual + 1.3Ghz quad-core CPU. No word on whether it will actually be able to use all cores at once. Somehow we doubt it, but anything is possible.
Aside from the CPU, the handset actually shares quite a few of the same specs as the Note 2. The Note 3 Neo has a 720p Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8MP camera and a 3100 mAh battery.
For those wondering what the Note 3 Neo might have in common with the original Note 3, we’d say very little except for the faux leather design language and some of the same advanced software features. Simply put, the Note 3 Neo name is all about marketing. People know that the Note 3 is the ‘best’ that Samsung has to offer, and so they’ll expect a similar premium experience from the Neo as well.
As for when we can expect the handset to debut? The internal documents don’t talk about pricing or a release target, leaving us guessing. That said, we wouldn’t be too surprised to see the handset officially announced at MWC next month. Just remember that, even though the documents look real, Samsung has yet to confirm the existence of the Note 3 Neo and so take the rumor with a grain of salt.
What do you think, excited by the idea of a lower-cost Note 3 variant or not?