Galaxy Note 3 Lite Downgrades to 720p and LCD, May Show at MWC

Samsung’s long rumored budget pricedĀ Galaxy Note 3Ā LiteĀ had a few more details slip yesterday, including its screen resolution and possible reveal date.

Courtesy of a User Agent Profile (UAProf) uncovered by German siteĀ viaĀ Sam Mobile, the Galaxy Note 3 Lite will sport a 1280×720 likely 5.7 inch LCD screen. It is a significant downgrade from the originalĀ Galaxy Note 3‘s 1080×1920 AMOLED screen, but depending on the price, could be a worthwhile trade off.

The leaked Samsung SM-N750 (the alleged product number of the Samsung Note 3 Lite) also gets a downgrade in the camera department, dropping from 13MP to 8MP for its back facing camera. The last morsel of information that can be mined from the UAProf is that it isn’t currently running Android 4.4, but there is no reason why that can’t change before the phone ships.

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In the UAProf, the CPU is listed as using ARM11 microprocessors, which would rule out theĀ Snapdragon 800 since the ARM11 is based off ARMv6 and theĀ Snapdragon 800 uses ARMv7 but that likely doesn’t mean much. Back in July when UAProf reports outed the original SamsungĀ Galaxy Note 3, ARM11 was listed as the CPU in what must have been a placeholder because theĀ Galaxy Note 3 does utilize theĀ Snapdragon 800Ā and not ARM11 cores. Every other spec leaked at that time ended up being correct.

TheĀ Galaxy Note 3 LiteĀ is not expected to debut at next week’s Consumer Electronic Show, but rumors are being reported by multiple sites that it will debut at the Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona, possibly along with the SamsungĀ Galaxy S5.

How much is the loss in resolution worth to you? Where would Samsung have to price the phone for you to consider it? What do you think the presumably reduced specs will look like?

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  1. Anon
    January 4, 2014

    It’s Samsung… dual core, 1 gb ram, 720p, 8 mp, at the Note 3 price minus 100$.

  2. GJL
    January 4, 2014

    So pretty much replacing the Note 2. Keeps development and production costs low so my guess would be snapdragon 600. As for cost it will be overpriced but in the west it won’t have much competition.

  3. January 5, 2014

    They should try to compete with Chinese Octacore clones because they actually give the normal Note 3 a run for its money.

    No fullhd and no MT6592 equals to DOA.