With Mobile World Congress less than two months away, the somewhat fishy reports pegging the imminent Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite as an “entry-level” handheld look to be gaining credibility, thanks to a User Agent Profile discovered earlier today.
The no doubt believable UA digit and letter sequence once again reveals the model number of the non-LTE GNote 3 Lite – SM-N750 – as well as pretty much setting in stone two of the phablet’s key features: 720p display and on-board Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Okay, maybe that’s not exactly entry-level material. But it sure as hell ain’t high-end either. So let’s call it mid-range. Upper mid-range, provided the screen resolution downgrade is the only one Samsung has in mind.
Then again, it’s certainly not. The panel should also ditch AMOLED technology for lower-cost LCD, the main 13 MP camera will probably shrink the sensor to 8 MP, whereas a quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU is the best case scenario in terms of raw speed.
And by that, I mean Sammy could lower the bar to S4 Pro or even S400. With 1 or 1.5 GB RAM. So yeah, entry-level is starting to sound about right.
Oh, and as for Android 4.3, it’s disappointing to see Samsung even consider it for a device slated for a late Q1 or early Q2 2014 commercial debut. Hello, 4.4 KitKat is two months old already, and the whole point of its rollout was to decrease fragmentation and embrace both flagships and low-end individuals.
One other major issue the Galaxy makers will presumably face in their Galaxy Note 3 Lite marketing efforts is the distancing of the phablet from what actually looks like its closest relative: the Galaxy Mega 5.8.
Sure, there’s still a possibility the Note 3 Lite will measure 5.5 inches or less, but otherwise its features sound dangerously close to those of a gizmo released in May 2013. Otherwise put, this might be old news right off the bat.
Source: Sam Mobile