We’ve been hearing a lot about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 Lite, which is apparently now known as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. SamMobile’s gotten their hands on some new shots of the device, showing its differences up against the original Samsung Galaxy Note 3. According to them, the main differences between the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and the original Note 3 are in display, camera and processor departments.
Specifically, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo sports a smaller 5.55-inch 720p display, as well as an 8 megapixel camera (vs the 13 megapixel camera found inside the Note 3). Curiously enough, SamMobile also reports that the Note 3 Neo will be among the first devices using Samsung’s hexa-core processor, which is a 6-core architecture that features heterogeneous asynchronous processing (meaning all 6 cores can be used at the same time).
We’re still not sure what sort of performance can be expected out of such a processor, but some early benchmarks might give us an idea. The 29,000+ it scored in Antutu was enough to beat out the Snapdragon 600 / Exynos 5410-toting Galaxy S4, but comes just shy of the Octa-Core / Snapdragon 800 configuration of the Note 3. Either way, it seems like a beast, and should be a fine phone for the money (that’s assuming this thing comes in cheaper than the original Note 3 did).
As for other specs, we’re told to expect Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC — that’s in line with the Note 3 — but the USB 3.0 capability of the Note 3 would not make its way down. The device will launch with Android 4.3, though an upgrade to bring that up to 4.4 KitKat is likely to happen. Be sure to find all the shots above.