Lower Spec “Lite” Edition of the Galaxy Note 3 Rumoured for Release

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We’ve already heard about one possible new device from Samsung, the Galaxy Grand Lite, which could be headed our way next year, and now rumours have started about another Lite phone from the prolific manufacturer. This time it’s a cut down version of its big-screen Galaxy Note 3, named (as you’ve probably guessed), the Galaxy Note 3 Lite.

It’s likely to follow a similar formula, with slightly altered specs contributing to a lower price tag, which could help Samsung’s hybrid gain popularity in more countries around the world. As you probably already know, the Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch, 1080p screen with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

The Lite’s spec could see the screen reduced in size to 5.5-inches, although Samsung fan site SamMobile’s source also speculates it may remain at 5.7-inches, while the technology would shift to a standard LCD instead of a Super AMOLED panel. Although there’s no mention of the processor, we’d be surprised if it wasn’t swapped out for a cheaper chip, perhaps with Samsung choosing one from new partner MediaTek.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a Galaxy Note 3 Lite, as talk of a cheaper version did the rounds before the Note 3 itself was launched in September. Samsung already produces a cheaper version of the Galaxy S4, in the shape of the Galaxy S4 Mini, although the two phones are hardly comparable in any other way than in the name.

If the rumour is correct, we could see the Galaxy Note 3 Lite make an official appearance around February or March next year, potentially in time for Mobile World Congress.

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