Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite on way with lower specification and price
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (above) was launched back in September and it was always possible that a more affordable version could be on the cards. Korean sources are now reporting that a more affordable version of the 5.7 inch phablet called the Galaxy Note 3 Lite is inbound.
In order to keep down costs, the specification of the Galaxy Note 3 Lite is likely to be compromised. No details were given in the leak, but there are a number of areas that normally get downgraded in more affordable versions of flagship smartphones.
The first area likely to be sacrificed is the 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor which could be replaced with a dual-core chip. While, the Note 3's Super AMOLED 1080p display (387ppi) could be reduced by a more affordable 720p LCD screen, giving it a lower PPI.
The current 13 megapixel camera could also be reduced to a cheaper camera module, possibly an 8 megapixel snapper. And lower-cost components are also likely to raise the weight and thickness of the device. There could potentially be other changes, but those are the areas most likely to suffer.
The source reported that the Galaxy Note 3 Lite would be unveiled during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February with a release date scheduled for March. 3G will be covering all the news from the event, as well as bringing you all the news from CES 2013 in January.
With the Galaxy Mega and the Note 2 already on the market, do you think the Galaxy Note 3 Lite has a place in the market? Let us know your thoughts below.
By Kevin Thomas on 03rd December, 2013