Samsung planning to unveil a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 Lite at MWC, too

Samsung planning to unveil a cheaper Galaxy Note 3 Lite at MWC, too
In sync with the alleged shift to midrange phones, Samsung is rumored to plan Lite versions of big-screen handsets like the Galaxy Note 3, and the recently announced dual SIM Galaxy Grand 2, which will debut at the MWC expo in February. The Note 3 Lite is expected to have 5.5" or 5.7" screen, as Samsung is supposedly toying with both screen sizes, and a more modest 8 MP camera, compared to the 13 MP shooter the original sports. 

As for the Galaxy Grand Lite we already told you Samsung is expected to up the specs from the original in some respect, putting a 5" 480x800 pixels display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5 MP camera, 1 GB of RAM and a 8 GB of internal memory, plus a 2100 mAh battery. This makes the Grand Lite sit somewhere between last year's Grand and the Galaxy Grand 2 that was just unveiled, keeping the dual SIM functionality.

Now as to why would Samsung do something like that with the Lite versions, the answer is pretty simple, akin to what the Koreans are doing with the Galaxy S4 mini - they capitalize on the Grand and Note brands built around the success of their representatives, and build cheaper versions with lower specs that will appeal to more people. Let's not forget how LG also introduced a dual SIM G Pro Lite, which dials down the specs (and the price) of the original G Pro, while keeping the screen size.

source: SammyHub

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19 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I Kinda don't want them to do it. Don't know why. Just don't.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But I want it, coz I can't afford it.

14. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

They are goung the route of Apple and the 5C if you ask me. Greed never prevails. People thaT WANT A NOTE WANT A NOTE NOT A NOTE LOOK ALIKE. iT'S LIKE BUYING A PORSHE WITH A VW ENGINE! What they should do to extend sales is make a Note 3 with premium materials like the HTC One. Samsung is flooding the market with cheap products lately to make more sales, and if they stay the course will fail like most tech companies that make good products at 1st, and then perpetuate sales by riding the fame of good products and selling crap in leiu of the products that got them to the top.

17. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

well said!! Id rather go after the original instead of the "dummy down" version

18. h3nryvn

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

agree... with one gb ram... the phone will have trouble in doing job... i dont understand why samsung still wanna produce phone with one gb ram especially where samsung has many app working in the background like the tweak ui. i have samsung s3. its damn lag. it has 1gb ram but it left around 90+ mb. so if i little bit playing game or too much app playing, it will hang for a couple second or maybe minute. i gb ram only to deceive people like there samsung s3 mini which is super lag.

2. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Nooooooo stop with the lite versions... what's the lite version of the N3 an S3?.if it ain't broke don't fix it

3. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

a lite huh . . .hmmm

4. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

bad sales perhaps ?

5. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Either Desperate or Greed....

6. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Samsung is really getting cheesy with all their recent releases........every possible permutation and combination of specs is tried at the samsung's mobile dept. !!

15. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It is so true I just made a post to this statement.rofl Look at the Mega.....compared to the Note why....!

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't like the idea of making a cheaper version of a super high end phone. It somehow makes the high end model feel a bit cheaper too, since you instantly link it with the cheap model in your mind.

8. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

This is what you call a flood it's not good for the consumer set out some quality products don't make cheap clones of your already good somewhat products

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

People Who don't like this idea should lower their noses just a little, and realize that there are other people in this world too, but who maybe are not as fortunate as others... Don't be going all Apple consumer on this! Enjoy your 13 MP camera and let your brothers be entertained with their 8 MP one. And have a Happier Holiday Spirit, Mr & Mrs Uppity!

10. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

My question to this would be, couldn't the Mega kind of already be considered the Note 3 Lite? It's a massive screen phone with lower end specs and a small price tag.

12. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lol... So Samsung.... Let's cheapen the brand.

13. wreh3

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 19, 2010

DOA; why make a better brand and result in cheaper one? Like Iphone 5c and 5s?

16. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Why Samsung? I don't know but i want to buy it. Some people may not have the cash to buy the high end phone. It doesn't make the note look cheap at all but hey they just love experimenting so i would let them do what they want.

19. h3nryvn

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

i better find a better phone with 2gb ram rather than this with 1gb ram

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