Before the Galaxy Note 3 was officially announced, the rumor mill speculated that the Samsung phablet will be launched in premium and low-cost variants. After the Note 3 was released on the market, everybody forgot about the alleged Galaxy Note 3 Lite, but the folks at SamMobile are returning today with fresh news about the handset.
The publication got in touch to its “Samsung insider” and managed to find out that the Korean phone maker will debut the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite at Mobile World Congress 2014, in February, followed by a market release in February/March.
According to the insider, the model number for the Galaxy Note 3 Lite will be SM-N7505 and the handset will be initially available in Black and White liveries. Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 3 Lite was spotted in “shipping manifests over the weekend” also suggesting that the handset is currently being tested with both 5.5 and 5.7-inch displays.
Even though the tipster didn’t reveal anything about the technical specifications of the Galaxy Note 3, previous rumors pointed that the terminal will sport the 8 MP camera fitted on the back of the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, while the display technology will be LCD instead of Super AMOLED. The same approach was used by Samsung earlier this year for the rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
For the time being, Samsung’s line up doesn’t have any affordable large-screen smartphone with more than mid-range specifications, thus the launch of a Galaxy Note 3 Lite would actually make sense. An affordable phablet that brings Galaxy Note 3’s software features would most likely boost the company’s sales.
Would you be interested in purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite if the price is right?