Big things are expected from Samsung this current year at least from the Indian market point of view, if not the international market. And with this growing Indian market at the back of its head, Samsung has officially launched the brand new Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
The new Galaxy Note 3 Neo, basically the budget version of the previously released Note 3 from the South Korean smartphone giant, will be available in the Indian market for Rs 40,900.
Looking ahead at the offered specifications for the device, the new Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which will be running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display offering a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. While the new device has a close resemblance with the original Note 3, there are notable differences when the device's length and width are considered. The device measures 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm and weighs 162.5 grams.
Apart from that, the device features 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for further expanding the memory. Also, an 8MP camera with BSI sensor has been offered that comes with a maximum of 1080p video recording. The Note 3 Neo also comes fitted with a 2MP front-facing camera for video calls and selfies.
But all that seems like small additions compared to what's powering the device from inside. Samsung has fitted the Note 3 Neo with a hexa-core chipset with two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex A7 cores. For the sake of comparison, the previously released Galaxy Note 2 came with a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor.
The advantage of the Hexacore processor is that the device will now be running all six cores simultaneously courtesy of Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP).
Lastly, the device's connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS and also a certain IR blaster (that's available depending on the region). TouchWiz will naturally be present with the device set to be juiced by a 3100mAh battery.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is the first ever hexa-core phone and will be running all six cores simultaneously
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo offers an 8MP camera with BSI sensor with a maximum of 1080p video recording. It also comes fitted with a 2MP front-facing camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo sports a 3100mAh battery that's pretty decent for your day to day usage
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display offering a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo runs on Android Jelly Bean