Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo photo leaks online

The low-cost Neo, aka Note 3 Lite, looks to be a pint-sized version of the regular Note 3, as seen in a photo tweeted by blog site SamMobile.

The purported Note 3 Neo on the left and its bigger Note 3 brother on the right. Twitter/screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Samsung's alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo or Note 3 Lite may have gotten its first public exposure courtesy of a leaked photo.

Tweeted by Sammobile on Friday, the image reportedly displays the Note 3 Neo side by side with the regular Note 3. The two phones look alike except the Neo is slightly smaller.

Beyond the model number, SM-N750/5, Sammobile's tweet didn't serve up any details about the phone. But a story out Wednesday from blog site GSMArena claimed to have the specs via an unnamed tipster.

The Note 3 Neo may resemble the full Note 3 but its features will be more in line with those of the Galaxy Note 2 . Assuming GSMArena's intel is accurate, the Neo will offer a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,100 mAh battery.

The Neo's processor could pack more power than the Note 2. GSMArena's source said the phone will use a 1.7GHz dual + 1.3GHz quad-core processor versus the Note 2's 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chip. All of the Samsung Smart Features found on the Note 3 and Galaxy S4 will wend their way to the Neo.

We should find out if these details are true if Samsung spills the beans on the Neo at Mobile World Congress 2014 the last week of February.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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