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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.

Specifications

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ProcessorQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 with Exynos 5260 chipset
Display5.5” Super AMOLED HD display
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB Internal (11 GB usable)
External StorageExpandable up to 64GB using Micro SD card
Weight162.5g
Dimensions5.84 x 3.05 x 0.34 inches
Connectivity2G: 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
NFC
Infrared Port
microUSB v2.0, USB Host
SIM Card SlotMicro-SIM
SpeedHSDPA, 42 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL (Neo LTE+)/ HSDPA, 21 Mbps (Neo 3G
CameraPrimary: 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
OtherS-Voice natural language commands and dictation
Air gestures
SNS integration
Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
Image/video editor
Document viewer
Predictive text input (Swype)
Battery3100 mAh Li-Ion battery
ColorsBlack, White, Green

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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.