It was just a couple of days ago that I wrote about the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite, a phone hot on the heels of the spanking new Galaxy Grand 2 that’s both better and worse than the original Galaxy Grand. Sigh.
In a similar vein, we’re hearing that Samsung is prepping a Galaxy Note 3 Lite for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. Double sigh.
The news comes from SamMobile, and essentially the story is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite will be a watered-down and hence more affordable version of the recent Galaxy Note 3 (pictured).
We don’t have any specific Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite specs to chew on at the moment, but there are thought to be 5.49 and 5.7in variants in testing as we write, while the camera will likely drop from 13MP to 8MP at best.
Donning our speculation pants, we very much doubt the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite will have 3GB of RAM, and the processor will inevitably be something other than the top-of-the-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa. Likewise, that faux leather cover on the Galaxy Note 3's rear might become plain old plastic on the Lite.
You have to wonder if Samsung is courting a potential backlash here, similar to that suffered by HTC when it was criticised for churning out millions of pointless and ultimately confusing phones.
But hey, being the world's top mobile and smartphone manufacturer, Samsung must be doing something right.