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Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo is officially a more affordable S-Pen phablet

By Simon Thomas on 31st January 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Both 3G and 4G models unveiled, but neither will make it to US or UK


Samsung Poland have officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which is a more affordable alternative to Samsung's Galaxy Note 3.


The new phablet, which is available in 3G or 4G LTE+ models, is different to the more expensive Galaxy Note 3 in a number of ways.


Firstly, it has a slightly smaller 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display, which runs at a 720p resolution - compared to the Note 3's 5.7 inch 1080p display. The camera is reduced to 8 mega-pixels (rather than 13MP), RAM is cut to 2GB (from 3GB) and the processor has also been scaled down.


The chipset you get differs between the two different versions of the Note 3 Neo. The 3G variant has a hexa-core processor with two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores, while the LTE+ variant comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU.


On-board storage comes in at 16GB and can be expanded using microSD cards, while it comes with a full suite of connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and IR Blaster (in selected markets only). It comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean (4.3) and has a hefty 2900mAh battery.


The Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be available in February in Black, White or Green with the price still an unknown. Unfortunately, Samsung have previously revealed that they have no plans to launch the new phablet in the UK or the US.


That's a real shame in our opinion because it's a very decent device and it would have been to have the option to buy a more affordable Samsung phablet - with the Galaxy Mega now being pretty dated.


Are you interested in buying the Galaxy Note 3 Neo? Are you disappointed by Samsung's decision not to launch it in the UK? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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