South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has been recently rumored to plan the launch of a new flavor of the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, one currently said to hit the market as the Galaxy Note 3 Lite.The mobile phone was spotted online a few days ago, when Samsung was said to plan on launching it as Galaxy Note 3 Neo, but it appears that this is not the case.
In fact, a recent article on SamMobile claims that the handset has been already confirmed to sport the name of Galaxy Note 3 Lite, given that benchmarks for it have leaked online.
Furthermore, the news site claims that the upcoming device will be released in two different flavors, one packing HSPA+ connectivity and model number SM-N750, and another one with LTE capabilities inside, namely the SM-N7505.
Previously, the phone was also unveiled to hit shelves with a 5.55-inch 1280 x 720 pixels touchscreen display and with a Hexa-Core CPU inside, paired with ARM’s Mali-T624 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
The specs list of this device also includes an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.1MP front camera, and a 3100mAH battery. It will be launched with 16GB of internal memory, it seems.
The most interesting feature of the mobile phone is the aforementioned Hexa-Core CPU, which will be included inside the LTE variant (it will be a Samsung Exynos 5260 SoC, SamMobile notes in a tweet) and which has been confirmed by CPU-Z, as can be seen in the screenshot to the left.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite runs under Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at the moment, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI loaded on top. Apparently, the newly rumored Magazine UX that Samsung plans for its devices will be implemented only in Android 4.4 KitKat.
The handset will also sport the entire range of Galaxy Note 3′s S-Pen features, such as Air Command Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, Multi Window, new Easy Clip, Direct Pen Input. It will also have the faux-leather back as the predecessor.
Apparently, the phone is quite powerful, scoring over 29K points in the Antutu Benchmark, similar to what Samsung’s Exynos 5410 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 CPUs can offer.