Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Note 3 Neo LTE+ officially announced
posted by Florin T. / Jan 30, 2014, 6:20 PM
The press release announcing the Note 3 Neo reveals that the device will be launched globally starting February (just as expected), coming in three color versions: black, white and green. Only the Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+ will use that rumored hexa-core processor (Exynos?), which includes two A15 cores clocked at 1,7GHz, and four A7 cores clocked at 1,3GHz. The 3G model uses a quad-core 1.6GHz processor (unknown provenience).
Naturally, other than the slightly different connectivity options and different CPUs, the Note 3 Neo 3G and Note 3 Neo LTE+ are identical. Both run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean - which is a shame, since 4.4 KitKat is available since last year - offering 5.5 inch AMOLED displays with 720 x 1280 pixels, and Samsung’s well-known S Pen stylus. Other features include: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, IR LED, 8MP BSI rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. There’s a 3,100 mAh battery behind the handset’s faux leather back cover.
The new Note 3 Neo smartphones measure 148,4 x 77,4 x 8.6 mm and weigh 162.5 grams each. Samsung didn’t say how much they’d cost, but the LTE variant is certainly going to be more expensive than the 3G one.
So, here it is, Samsung’s fourth Galaxy Note handset is a downgrade from the previous model (Note 3). But that will hopefully make it affordable. Is anyone looking forward to buying it next month?
source: Samsung Poland (translated) via Sammy Today
- 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)
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Why are they different devices??
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 6:25 PM 0
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The Note 3 Neo 3G will be cheaper, likely targeted at markets that don't have LTE yet.
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 6:26 PM 0
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I own a Note 3 and I love it but it needs the 2.4 gigs of RAM for it to run properly, even with the other up to date specs so I'd be a bit worried that the 1.4 or 1.6 gigs won't be enough for a smooth experience on the Neo line. Not with Touchwiz and -I realize that Samsung says that its 3 and 2 gigs (Note 3 & Neo) but that's not correct in the end.
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 6:36 PM 0
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I actually like these, they're a nice addition to the Note family. I'm glad they aren't going insane with the variations like they did with the GS4. I'm still waiting on that new UI, Samsung. That decides whether you get my money or not, now that you got rid of the glossy finish on your plastic.
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 6:45 PM 0
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basically it is a note II with new name and slightly different casing
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 6:46 PM 6
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I wonder if they can make a chip with 2 Cortex A15 and 2 Cortex A7 processors
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 7:36 PM 0
HiSilicon K3V3 Soc runs on 1.8 GHz dual-core Cortex-A15 + 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A7 with Mali-T658 GPU. I think this big.LITTLE design is more efficient since most apps are optimized to run dual cores. It's probably made even cheaper and provides better battery life due to fewer cores.
posted on Jan 30, 2014, 11:38 PM 0
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Why would anyone buy this instead of note 2 which will definitely be cheaper than these 2, has a huge developer suppport and will probably get kit kat before these too?
posted on Jan 31, 2014, 4:20 AM 0
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