Some people have already been complaining the over-sized Galaxy Note 3, which was announced by Samsung back in September – complaining that it’s way too big to use as a normal phone and that it can’t fit in the average pocket. However, if you’re one of those people, then you’ll be interested to hear that the Korean tech giant is said to be working on a smaller Note 3 that’s also likely to have a more attractive price tag.
The report comes from SamMobile that a mini version of the Note 3 is currently being prepped for a launch in the New Year, likely to look somewhat similar to its larger and older sibling, but obviously a tad smaller and cheaper at the same time.
It is claimed to be called the ‘Note 3 Lite’, offering up a 5.49- inch display, as opposed to the current Note 3’s 5.7- inch version. It would still be a relatively big handset, but it wouldn’t be as cruel to your pockets as the display found on the Note 3 – suited for people who want a phablet for browsing the web, but not something that’s over the top.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much wording on the specs that the rumored Note 3 Lite will boast, but we will probably see a decent camera of around eight megapixels, along with a dual or even quad-core processor, as well as the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat – that may be a bit too optimistic, but there’s no problem in wishing, now, is there?
The slimmed-down Note 3 is expected to be announced at the renowned MWC tradeshow event in Barcelona next February, likely to hit the shops on an international release a month or two after that. This will certainly be a treat to see, in all honesty.
This all sounds great, it really does, but what Samsung needs to remember is that there are already plenty of other handsets out there already that are large but not exactly humongous. But in saying that, Samsung seems to always get things right so it would be surprising if the Note 3 Lite was announced and it didn’t get that much hype or attention. It’ll probably end up selling in the dozen, just wait and see!