When it rains, it pours for Samsung’s upcoming “mid-range” Galaxy Note 3 variant, dubbed Note 3 Neo or Note 3 Lite, which has been thoroughly detailed in two reports that have surfaced online in the space of just a couple of days.
And if you thought the first one was meticulous, wait until you see the intel Sam Mobile dug up. Basically, this fills every little hole in GSM Arena’s story, leaving nothing whatsoever to the imagination. Poor Samsung, they may have to reschedule Note 3 Neo’s formal unveiling, initially slated for next month’s Mobile World Congress.
Without further adieu, here’s the full list of features, as disclosed by Sam Mobile’s dependable confidential source and a number of legit-looking screenshots, including benchmarks performed on the device:
- 5.55-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution Super AMOLED display (265 ppi pixel density)
- “True” hexa-core Exynos 5260 SoC (in both HSPA+ and LTE flavors)
- Mali-T624 GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 8 MP, 2.1 MP dual cameras
- 16 GB built-in storage
- MicroSD support
- 3,100 mAh battery
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Air Command, S Finder, S Note, Multi Window and more
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL 2.0, microUSB
As you can suspect, this right here is the last time you’ll ever hear the words “entry-level” used in the same sentence as the Note 3 Neo. Sure, it may sit a wee bit lower on the totem pole than the original GNote 3, but it’s the first gadget powered by a six-core CPU. A “true” six-core too, with the ability to run them all at once.
That helps it achieve an AnTuTu score only slightly more modest than Note 3’s, so the Exynos 5260 is about as zippy as, say, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. Not too shabby.
Meanwhile, from a design standpoint, we’re dealing with an exact miniature replica of the world’s most popular phablet. You know, if you consider 5.55 inches of screen real estate “miniature”. Also, if you disregard the slight camera module aesthetical tweak. Too bad the odds of the Note 3 Neo being “sensibly” priced are officially down to zero.
Source: Sam Mobile