Korea gets Galaxy Note 3 Neo with faster quad-core processor

2.3GHz quad-core CPU for downsized Note 3 in Samsung's home market

Following launches in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo has arrived in the company's home country of South Korea with slightly upgraded hardware. Whereas previous Note 3 Neo handsets have included lower-power quad or hexa-core processors, the Korean variant ships with a beefier 2.3GHz quad-core part — most likely a Snapdragon 800, based on the clock speed and the fact that it supports LTE-Advanced networks.

Aside from the upgraded CPU, Korea's Note 3 Neo featues the same 5.5-inch 720p HD SuperAMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera and 3100mAh battery. It's also running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Samsung's last-gen TouchWiz UI, not the redesigned, flattened version found on the Galaxy S5. And you get all the major S Pen stylus features from the full-size Note 3, including direct pen input and easy clip. The device is priced at 790,000 won ($736) and available now.

Source: Samsung (Korean), via: GSMArena

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  • If you don't mind 720p on a 5.5" screen, the battery should last longer than the 1080p Note 3.
    But with 2 GB RAM, Touchwiz probably runs as slow as a 90 year old nursing home resident.
  • (laughing my ass off at that last sentence) Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Same. -------------------------------------------------------
    Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5
  • Well, my galaxy s3 with 1gb RAM runs well despite its age... Just saying... Posted via Android Central App
  • Touchwiz has ballooned significantly since your S3, especially on Notes.
    I have a Note 3 and trust me, that version of Touchwiz and 2 GB RAM will not be a good combination. There is a reason why Samsung puts 3 GB in the "real" Note 3.
  • There's 2 GB on the s3 Posted via Android Central App
  • The first International version of the S3 had only 1gb ram with its Exynos proc.
  • It's basically a Galaxy note ii with a new processor. Posted via Android Central App
  • How do u work that out I have the s4 and it runs 2G ram is fat from slow with touchwiz so don't know where u got the idea it would be slow.
  • $736! G2
  • Not sure I understand the point of this product. Maybe a 5" Note I could understand. But with only .2" difference, and a bump down is resolution, it makes little/no sense. Posted via Android Central App
  • It is for people that can't save the extra money for a "real" Note 3. Samsung is being Samsung, flooding the market at every possible price point.
  • The point is for Sammy to sell a bunch of phones. And like they do with most of their phones, I'm sure they will.
  • Bring it to the states for less than $500 and it may sell well. Posted via Android Central App
  • If it came to the states at that price point it would be obsolete.. Might as well spend a little more for the real note 3. However, if we did see this here and priced even in the low 500s It would do well. Posted via Android Central App
  • A redesigned Galaxy Note 2 with newer internals that support LTE-A. The price tag is not justified. Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
    (ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)
  • 736 !! I pay 750 for a Canadian Note 3...
  • There are people that can afford a note 3... just because they don't spend extra money does not mean that can't have the same experience. Powered by T-Mobile
  • That phone is bigger than their heads! Posted via Android Central App