Samsung today launched the Note3 Neo, a slightly low-cost variation of the popular Galaxy Note series in a Samsung Forum event in Bali, Indonesia. According to their press release, the company intends to expand their Note series & spread creative possibilities using Samsung Note series phones to more people.
Note3 Neo is built with almost all the features we saw during original Note-3 launch & features one generation lower hardware configuration so that it can fit into comparatively lower price band. Design-wise, Note3 Neo carries the same improved design from primary Note-3 & recently launched Galaxy Grand-2.
The Galaxy Note3 Neo’s hardware configuration mainly includes a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display, Hexa-core processor (1.7GHz dual-core + 1.3 GHz quad-core), 8MP camera, 3100 mAh battery. It comes with three main colors; White, Black & Green. Detailed hardware specifications are given below.
Note3 Neo’s other feature highlights include; Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Voice, Entertainment package through ‘Club Samsung’. Indian version of the Note3 Neo also supports its TouchViz UI in 11 Indian languages.
|Processor||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 with Exynos 5260 chipset|
|Display||5.5” Super AMOLED HD display|
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||16 GB Internal (11 GB usable)|
|External Storage||Expandable up to 64GB using Micro SD card|
|Dimensions||5.84 x 3.05 x 0.34 inches|
|Connectivity||2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – on all models|
|3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – on SM-N750 & SM-N7505|
|LTE – on SM-N7505|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE|
|microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|SIM Card Slot||Micro-SIM|
|Speed||HSDPA, 42 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL (Neo LTE+)/ HSDPA, 21 Mbps (Neo 3G|
|Camera||Primary: 8 MP, auto focus, LED flash (3264×2448 pixels)|
|Secondary front camera: 2MP|
|Camera Features: Geo-tag, Touch to focus, Face and smile detection, Image stabilization, Panorama & HDR|
|Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps|
|Other||S-Voice natural language commands and dictation|
|Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)|
|Predictive text input (Swype)|
|Battery||3100 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Colors||Black, White, Green|
The Galaxy Note3 Neo’s price in India is tagged at the INR. 40,900/-; which I think fits very well with Samsung’s policy of keeping newly launched phones at the highest possible price. However, I think the best buy price for Note3 Neo would be at the INR. 36,500/-
What do you think about Note3 Neo? Do share your thoughts with us.