The recently rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite handset has reportedly entered production as a cheaper, mid-range phablet offering.
Tipped to be a more accessible and reduced spec sibling to the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite is said to be being pieced together as we type, with an early 2014 unveiling seemingly on the cards.
Although Samsung has yet to officially acknowledge the upcoming arrival, it has been suggested the phone will be one of five new Samsung smartphones to be unveiled during Q1 2014. This claimed launch window hints at either a CES 2014 or MWC 2014 arrival.
According to Korean sources, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite will go on to account for roughly 30 per cent of all Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sales by opening up the phablet market to a lower price point and new user base.
Set to go head-to-head with the Nokia Lumia 1320, the cheaper alternative to the Finnish manufacturer’s phablet flagship, the Nokia Lumia 1520, recent Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite rumours have suggested that the phone will retain the same 5.7-inch form factor as its sibling, although drop to a 720p HD screen from a 1080p offering.
While little else is currently known about the mooted handset, further reports have hinted that the Note 3 Lite will drop to an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera in order to keep costs low.
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