Samsung'scould keep the massive screen of its namesake, if fresh whispers are to be believed.
The display on the rumoured mobile will still measure 5.7 inches, according to a Korean-language report at ETNews, though peering through the fog of Google Translate suggests we could see the display use LCD rather than AMOLED tech, or deploy a camera with a lower megapixel count.
I've asked Samsung for comment on the possibility of a cheaper Note 3, and I'll let you know if I hear anything back.
It's worth taking this rumour (and all tech rumours) with a pinch or two of salt, though Samsung certainly has form when it comes to making multiple variants of the same smart phone.
The S4 Mini.for instance has spawned the , the and the cheaper, smaller
Samsung could be hoping that a cheaper version of the Note 3 gets a larger swathe of shoppers hooked on its big screens and S-Pen stylus tech.
Samsung already makes the, a 6.3-inch monster mobile that's less sophisticated than the Note 3. Perhaps the South Korean tech giant is looking to create a low-cost hit using the Note 3's more famous name, however.
The so-called Note 3 'Lite' has been, tipped to show itself at Mobile World Congress, a major tech trade show that kicks off in late February 2014.
Would you buy a cheaper Note 3? Or would you rather pay extra for a more polished device? And how big is too big for a smart phone? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.