Samsung announces Galaxy Note 3 Neo in Poland, global release to follow

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 3 Neo in Poland, global release to followNew day, new Neo (see what I did there).

Following on from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo comes the unveiling of a second Neo handset: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

As the name suggests, it's based on the stylus-equipped Galaxy Note 3, but is slightly smaller and has a slightly weaker specification too.

The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has been released in two guises – a standard model and an LTE+ version, the latter able to run on LTE Cat 4 networks offering 150/50Mbps data speeds.

That version makes use of a hexa-core processor comprising twin-1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, while the 3G variant has a standard quad-core A7 processor inside running at 1.6GHz.

That aside, the two are exactly the same: a 5.5in Super AMOLED display is smaller than the original Note 3's 5.7in screen, and steps down from 1080p to 720p on the resolution front. The Neo is obviously slightly smaller and lighter as a result, though design-wise it looks all but identical.

On the inside you get 2GB of RAM regardless of which processor you've gone with, and there's 16GB of memory which thankfully can be added to via microSD.

The camera is the other major area where the Neo compromises on what you get with the full Note 3. Rather than a 13MP shooter with 4K video you're restricted to 8MP and plain old 1080p. The 2MP front-facer remains as is.

Needless to say, all the stylus-optimised S-Pen software goodies are present and correct, layered into Samsung's TouchWiz UI, which sits atop Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has been announced in Poland initially, but Sammy says it'll go on sale worldwide next month in a choice of black, white or green.

We were previously under the impression that the Note 3 Neo wouldn't be coming to the UK at all, so it remains to be seen whether worldwide means certain markets worldwide, or whether our info was wrong and it will be arriving locally after all.

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2014 at 02:32

The 3G version of this really is exactly the same as a 3G Note 2, just in a body which resembles a Note 3.


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