Note 3 Neo gets priced dangerously close to the Note 3 at a German retailer


A German electronics e-tailer has already listed Samsung's mid-range phablet, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which we previewed last week, on its website. The pricing, however, jibes with Korean media reports before its unveiling, meaning that the rumors it will be priced "premium" might turn out true, after all.

The website lists the LTE version of the Note 3 Neo for EUR 529 ($713), and the 3G one for EUR 499 ($673). Granted, these pre-release prices are usually puffed up to gain advantage of early adopters, and in the US we typically get about 20% lower tags, but there is one disconcerting fact, and it's the price of the Note 3 at the same retailer. 

The flagship phablet is priced at EUR 515 for the 32 GB version there, which is actually a tad lower than the Note 3 Neo, that is inferior in every aspect, while the 16 GB Note 3 goes for EUR 499, as much as the 3G version of the Neo on preorder. Hopefully these listings won't be indicative for the final retail pricing of Samsung's new mid-range phablet, as then the value-for-money ratio will be totally skewed in the Note 3's favor.

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

FAIL AND WE THOUGHT APPLE MADE THE WORST PRICES EVER

5. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Must be a retard to miss on that beautiful leather for only €29 more. Leather =))

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. None of them have leather back 2. Even if it did, that's the only reason you can think of ?! 13MP camera, Full HD, SD800 all for 30 more is a no brainer. Being said that, these are pre-order prices and they go down quite a bit here after the product is on shelf especially when it comes to Samsung.

2. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Priced higher than Note 3 .. is this true ??

15. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Yeah. And this is a dead end for this handset, I suppose. Why bother to buy a worse specced model at a higher price than the Note 3?

3. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Samsung WTF?!! This pricing is nuts!

4. AppleHateBoy unregistered

You know, I think the quad core variant uses Snapdragon 600 at 1.6 GHz.

6. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Samsung to follow HTC hehe... and yes WTF

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

follow Apple more like it , IPhone 5C brought sales for the iPhone 5S , Samsung hopes the same will happen with the Note 3 neo and the cheaper flagship Note 3

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Now they will launch Note 3 neo lite, so that it could become more affordable for most people........ Or maybe they will again price Note 3 neo lite on par with Note 3, and then to increase sale they will launch another version Note 3 neo light minus........

10. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Samsung the next gen Apple.... . .Coming soon 2014

11. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

hahaha now Samsung going to be like Apple with F**kin Price but with plastic and FAKE leather go samsung go. . Go die

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung ❤ Apple

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LMAOOO...that price is just ridiculous. For that price I can buy a better phone or maybe even cheaper. Samsung is gonna be like Apple. Samsung is delirious outta their mind.

19. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

I can already imagine H2O's laughter lmao and Nogla with him

14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

As a Note 3 owner I feel good and bad about this move. Good that Samsung did not release a better model than what I have but bad that Samsung would even release this priced so close to a premium model. Why bother?

16. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Well, Note 3 Neo is out of my list of new holding off phone. Bye. By the way anyone with Z1 here that when their phone is a tad wet the touch screen becomes crazy?

17. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and this is what i was worried about. I bet they push the close price to clear out note 3 inventory.

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

A Windows Phone article, and no Rodney astroturfing? He needs to get here, stat, because there are people saying truthful...err, mean things, and I would hate for him not to get paid.

20. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

You won't know what is the in depth strategy Samsung is trying to use to push the or sales. IMHO, by marking the price of neo close to original note 3, brilliant Customers rather choose note 3 instead of buying neo. my point is, Samsung use neo to help push the sales of note 3. simply my own thought. Pls don't shot me if I'm wrong.

21. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

samsung pulling some iPhone 5C bs with this

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