Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo in White
|First released||February 2014|
|Type||Capacitive touchscreen smartphone|
|Form factor||Slate, phablet|
|Dimensions||148.4 mm (5.84 in) H
77.4 mm (3.05 in) W
8.6 mm (0.34 in) D
|Weight||162.5 g (5.73 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 4.3 (Jellybean)
(Upgradable to 4.4 "KitKat")
|System on chip||Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5260 (LTE version)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (3G version)
|CPU||Snapdragon 400 (3G version)|
|GPU||ARM Mali T624MP6 GPU (LTE version)
Adreno 305 (3G version)
|Memory||2 GB LPDDR3|
|Storage||16/32 GB flash memory|
|Removable storage||microSDXC up to 64 GB|
|Display||5.5 in (140 mm) HD Super AMOLED 267 ppi (1280×720) (PenTile matrix) (16:9 aspect ratio)|
|Rear camera||8-megapixel, camera with autofocus, BSI, 1080p and 4K video recording|
|Other||Accelerometer, barometer, gesture sensor, gyroscope, Hall effect sensor, hygrometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, RGB light sensor, thermometer|
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is an Android phablet smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo was unveiled by Samsung Poland on February 1, 2014, with its worldwide release beginning later in the month. Serving as a more faithful successor to the Galaxy Note II and a cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Note 3 Neo was designed to have the same lighter, more upscale design than previous iterations of the Galaxy series (with a plastic leather backing and faux metallic bezel) first supported by its bigger sibling, and to expand upon the stylus and multitasking-oriented functionality in its software—which includes the new navigation wheel for pen-enabled apps, along with pop-up apps and expanded multi-window functionality.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo's design was intended to carry the same upscale, "premium" look with the new generation of Samsung devices. Although it carries a similarly polycarbonate-oriented design to other recent Samsung devices, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo has a faux metallic bezel and a rear cover made of plastic leather with faux stitching. With a thickness of 8.6 mm (0.34 in), it is slightly thinner than the Galaxy Note II, and is also slightly lighter. The 3G version of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, while the international LTE model uses an hexa-core Exynos 5420, consisting of two 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores. The device also includes 2 GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of filming videos in 720p at 60 fps and 4K resolution at 30 fps (for only 5 mins), 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, and a 3100 mAh battery.
As with other Galaxy Note series devices, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo ships with an S Pen stylus, which has been updated to use a more symmetrical shape. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo reverted to the conventional connection of USB 2.0, in order to save costs.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo was first made available in black, white, and green colors. Samsung is poised to introduce more color schemes for select markets.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes with Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" and Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz user interface and software. Additional pen-oriented features have been added to the Note 3 Neo's software; removing the stylus from its compartment (or pressing its button whilst hovering over the display) activates an "Air Command" pie menu which provides shortcuts to pen-oriented features such as Action Memos (on-screen sticky notes that use handwriting recognition to detect their contents and provide relevant actions, such as looking up addresses on Google Maps and dialing phone numbers), Screen Write (an annotation tool), Pen Window (which allows users to draw pop-up windows to run certain apps inside), the search tool S Finder, and Scrapbook. The multi-window functionality has also been carried over with expanded app support, the ability to run multiple instances of a single app, and the ability to drag and drop content between apps. The device also ships with a news aggregator app known as My Magazine, accessible by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, and an updated version of S Note.
It is also expected to be updated to Android 4.4 which will be first made available through Samsung Kies. In Korea, 4.3 can be updated to 4.4.2 Kit Kat version by Over the air(OTA) on April 21 but not in other countries yet.
It was officially announced on February 1, 2014 with a release date of March 2014.
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