Samsung SM-N7505 (Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE) hits the FCC

While we still don’t know if the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Neo, aka Note 3 Lite, will be officially unveiled anytime soon (or ever), the handset made an appearance at the FCC today. More exactly, the Federal Communications Commission tested and approved the SM-N7505, which, as previously reported, should be the LTE version of the unannounced Note.

The FCC confirms the following: the Samsung SM-N7505 features LTE band 5 (850MHz - usable in South Korea at the moment, but not in the US), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and WCDMA 850/1900MHz. The Commission also provides an incomplete diagram of the handset, which doesn’t contradict what we saw in these photos that allegedly show the new Note.

It’s  believed that Samsung intends to market the Galaxy Note 3 Neo as a cheaper and smaller alternative to the original Note 3. The Neo reportedly features a 5.55-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, faux leather back, a brand new hexa-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 16GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3,100 mAh battery. Like all the other Notes in Samsung’s lineup, the Note 3 Neo should have an S Pen stylus.

Samsung might want to announce the Galaxy Note 3 Neo at MWC 2014 in late February. Is anyone looking forward to checking it out?

source: FCC via Blog of Mobile (translated)

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



18. MobilExperten

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

I think the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo looks interesting. I think the Galaxy Note 3 has an oversized display that makes the mobile dificult to carry around but like the features and specifications.

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So, essentially this is a Note 2 in a new case with a different SoC?

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Pretty much.

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

prep yourselffor note zoom , note active :D

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy already said that they'll launch 3-4 Note 3 versions.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung! Shut up and take somebody else's money!

5. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This is the "Mini" version of the Note 3. I dont blame them for trying something new, but the price point will be key to the success of this phone. If this phone is $200 (On-contract) or less, then it'll be a good seller

4. Teja171 unregistered

Another device full of software gimmicks.

3. hamid.r1992

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

Hi I want to buy a phone iphone 5s or nokia lumia 1520 please help me. I have a sensation . I don't like android

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Go for 1520 if you want better camera and big screen (now-a-days WP Store has many apps). Go for iPhone 5s if you love small screen and apps store is huge.

9. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

WP is very slow and laggy and dont work with Chromecast.

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't understand how it can be laggy, but I can agree that it is kinda slow. Launching facebook app on the Lumia 521 takes quite a bit of time (and sometimes it just takes forever!). But WP can make that up by offering a very smooth loading animation. xD It shouldn't be an issue on the Lumia 1520 anyway. Or is it? @.@

10. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Iphone has more apps and games and works with Chromecast

12. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

WP is still to limited OS

1. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Why would anyone want to throw away hard earned cash$$$ on this SG Note 3 Ghetto version?

2. av911 unregistered

Why are you assuming it's hard earned?

11. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Samsung stylus is the best on market

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2716; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Provided that the overall device size is smaller than the Note 3, I can see the appeal. I'd love to have a device with the S Pen and its functionality, without the sheer size of the Note 3. And while the specs may be lower, a smaller 720p screen could make for a crazy long battery life. Priced right, I can definitely see some appeal.

17. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

I smaller than NOTE3 and a bit bigger then my current a previous NOTE1 user, i especially hate how "tall" NOTE2+3 is so this might be the right size. From the pic above from FCC it also supports ANT+ which i can use, so my phone will be this one, smaller NOTE3, and imediatelly switch my NOTE 8 for win8 tablet...probably ASUS NOTE 8 when available with 3G.

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