Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: world’s first hexa-core smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo: world’s first hexa-core smartphone?The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (or Lite, as we’ve been calling it) doesn’t sound like much worth getting excited about, essentially giving the Galaxy Note 2 a Galaxy Note 3-style makeover.

But wait! A leaked document suggests the arguably pointless Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo might actually have a cheeky little claim to fame, specifically: being the world’s first smartphone with a hexa-core processor. Of sorts.

Credit here goes to GSMArena, which has intercepted a bunch of “leaked internal product positioning documents” pertaining to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo sounds very much like the 2012 Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with specs including a 5.5in 720p display, 8MP rear camera, and 1.9MP front shooter. Sounds familiar, right?

Further Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs include a 3,100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage (with microSD compatibility). Yep, it's a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 alright.

Other than a handful of more advanced software features and a Note 3-style faux leather rear, the only notable difference on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is the “1.7GHz Dual+1.3GHz Quad core (Hexa)” processor. It’d be a “1st in the Industry”.

Actually, the more I think about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the more it kinda makes sense. Inevitably it’ll cost a fortune, however.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo launch is widely tipped for Mobile World Congress at the end of February.

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Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2014 at 17:17

Why does it kind of make sense?

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 9, 2014 at 18:39

I kinda like the idea of offering a top-tier Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (which is now going for circa £400) and a smaller, more affordable variant that's essentially a Galaxy Note 2 with a) Note 3 features, and b) a Note 3-esque design.

Say £250-300ish and you're onto a winner. That's highly unlikely though, as I say.

Pondlife  Jan. 10, 2014 at 17:35

The note 2 is still around that.

Though I did think you meant the processor which doesn't seem to make any sense.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2014 at 22:31

The problem with this kind of device is: unless they're released at the same time as their more powerful equivalent (which they never are), the more powerful device has had time to depreciate, which means the newer, less powerful device ends up costing about the same.

Also, would you rather have a Note 2, which is built to flag-ship device standards, or a Note 3 Lite, which is built to be a mid-range device?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 10, 2014 at 22:32

Oh and yeah, the processor makes no sense. I can vouch for the 3100mah battery being big enough to last a whole day (seeing as it's the same one which is in my Note 2), no matter what you do. Why bother with battery saving extra cores? It's not like you could get a whole extra day out of it.

Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2014 at 19:07

Not just that but if going for a power saving neither seem particularly low power?

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