Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Lite) leaks in new photos; hexacore processor confirmed?


samsung galaxy note 3 neo

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.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Hexacore? Calm down.

    I’ve recently gotten a Nexus 7 2nd Gen and I’m still enjoying the Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core, as opposed to the Snapdragon 600 in the One.

    The 600 is nice, but the 800 is obviously nicer. Let me enjoy the Quad-Coreness a little more. LoL!!

    Even though the article just said the Snapdragon 800 is showing a marginally better performance. =.P

    1. The nexus 7 2013 has a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor the nexus 5 has the 800

      1. They are both Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, just different variations of it…

        Nexus 5: CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz processor
        GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz

        Nexus 7: CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
        GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz

        Sources: http://www.google.com/nexus/7/ and http://www.google.com/nexus/5/

        1. The 600 and the s4 pro are basically same not the 800

        2. The 800 is not an S4 Pro, it is a A15 Qualcomm 800 completely different architecture.

          1. Fudge!! I see I have a LOT of reading to do. =.=

          2. Snapdragon 800 is NOT a Cortex A15 processor.

          3. Ok you’re right, the 600 has the S4 PRO while the 800 has the Krait 400 cores, which are 28nm and on par or exceeding the A15 cores.

          4. S4Pro = Krait 200
            S600 = Krait 300
            S800 = Krait 400

          5. The Nexus 7 does have the 600 though, even though it is marketed as the S4Pro, that was figured out shortly after release on XDA.

          6. Yes, it’s technically a S600 class processor, but being down-clocked compared to regular S600, Qualcomm prefers this version to be called S4 Pro. Nothing dramatic for sure.

      2. What!? I thought I read it had the 800. Hmm… Very well then.

    2. Uhhh, what in the hell are you talking about?

      1. This whole time, I thought the Nexus 7 2nd Gen was running the Snapdragon 800. From the comments, I can see that it’s not.

        That’s where the confusing is all coming from.

    3. the Hexacore and octo-core processors used in the Old note 3 and neo are designed to run differently. 8 slower cores or 4 faster cores. but many variations of the CPUs have been made of course. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Samsung-Exynos-5-Octa-vs-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-800

      1. Yea? Hmm…

        I don’t really have a problem. It just seems like technology is advancing even faster every year.

        I feel outdated too soon, even though there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the previous versions of the hardware. LoL!!

    4. Funny, I have never seen a Nexus 7 2nd gen with a Snapdragon 800 in it before. Especially since it is a Snapdragon S4 Pro, and NOT a Snapdragon 800.

  2. Looks like a Down grade to me

    1. It’s meant to be a lower specced version, as in a cheaper version that isn’t as good. Did you even read the article?

      1. Lol guilty I read 8mega pixel camera and stoped stopped reading lmao

  3. with so many devices with so many specs…..and saturating the market… Samsung actually has all the variations to launch a service to configure a phone..kinda like what we thought Motorola was gonna do with the moto x…Samsung has over 5 different processors, 6 different screen sizes, different camera lenses, different materials….why not launch a service for consumers to create their own individual smartphone?

    1. If pricing was decent I’d be ALL for that!

  4. Looking like it will top the newly announced Xperia Z1 Compact. Hoping to get a decent price, though.

    1. You must be on drugs :)
      Z1C is 4.3″

  5. Is this phone going to be an upgrade from the Note 2? Or are the specs about the same?

    1. Upgraded processor

  6. I don’t understand the point of having so many cores in a phone.. 2-4 is plenty for Android, anything past that should be separate from the cpu and for power saving or have a specific purpose to reduce the loan/battery consumption from 2-4 core cpu.

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