Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the long-rumored budget version of the Note 3, has been officially announced by Samsung Poland. The device will be available in two flavors — 3G and LTE+ (offering connectivity on higher-speed Category 4 networks up to 150 Mbps down/50 Mbps up) when it will be launched globally starting February in your choice of black, white or green.
The LTE+ model offers a hexa-core processor comprising two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, while the 3G (HSPA+ 21 Mbps) version packs a quad-core 1.6GHz processor of unknown make.
Both the phablets will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS out of the box (and not the updated 4.4 KitKat). They will also feature 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen displays that support HD (720p) resolution.
On the back, the device comes equipped with a 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. It also packs a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Other highlights of the phone include 16GB of internal memory, microSD card support, S Pen stylus, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack and 3100 mAh battery.
The company has yet not announced the price of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. But as said by Samsung, you should expect a global rollout next month.