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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo officially unveiled as budget phablet

After countless leaks and endless rumours, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has been officially unveiled, with Samsung Poland giving the budget phablet its first formal outing.

Although the Korean manufacturer had already reference the device by name in confirming it will not be made available in the UK, this marks the first official confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo’s specs sheet.

Stripping back the market leading powerhouse that is its flagship sibling the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Neo edition will drop from a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor down to a more customary 1.6GHz quad-core offering.

A device which closer resembles the superseded Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Neo drops from a 5.7-inch display back to a 5.5-inch offering, with the reduced Super AMOLED panel featuring just a 720p HD resolution. Further changes to the Neo’s form factor over the standard Note 3 see the device jump back up to being 8.6nn thick but drop a few grams to weigh in at 162.5g.

With 2GB of RAM and a 3100mAh Lithium-Ion battery in tow, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo spec sheet is rounded off by Google’s Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera that partners a secondary 2-megapixel snapper up front.

As with all of Samsung’s Note-branded devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes equipped with the company’s S-Pen stylus.

Although pricing has yet to be confirmed, Samsung has already revealed that the sub-specced phablet will not be making its way to UK shores.

“Samsung can confirm that the Note 3 Lite will not be coming to the UK market,” the company confirmed to TrustedReviews last week.

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