We thought Samsung might hold the Galaxy Note 3 Neo announcement until Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, but it appears the phone maker wanted to get the device out there sooner. The company quietly announced the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a watered-down version of the Galaxy Note 3, on Friday.
While we already had confirmation that the device was coming down the pipeline – Samsung acknowledged it wouldn’t ever launch in the U.K. and the U.S., now we have a complete view of the specs. The phone offers a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, a 3,100mAh batteryh, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, an IR blaster, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage expandable with a microSD card, full S Pen support, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and more. One model only supports up to HSPA 21Mbps networks, though another is listed with 4G LTE support with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7Ghz and a quad-core 1.3GHz processor listed, which points to the employment of Samsung’s six-core Exynos chip.
Samsung’s site doesn’t list a price, though it’s listed on the company’s Polish page and it will launch in some markets in February in white, green and black. We believe it will still be on display during Mobile World Congress, so we’ll try to get a closer look.