Samsung makes the Galaxy Note 3 Neo official

After weeks of leaked spec sheets, images, and operator store signage, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy Note 3 Neo official. What is it? It’s a phone that looks a lot like the Galaxy Note 3, except that it has a smaller 5.5 inch screen that outputs 720p instead of 1080p. The Snapdragon 800 has also been replaced. If you get the 3G version of the Neo, you’ll get a 1.6 GHz quad core Exynos chip. If you get the 4G LTE version, there’s a weird six core chip in there that’s actually made up of two ARM Cortex A15 cores and four ARM Cortex A7 cores.

The differences don’t stop there, either, with the Neo having 2 GB of RAM versus the Note 3’s 3 GB. And the camera also takes a step down from 13 megapixels down to 8 megapixels. Curiously, the Note 3 Neo ships with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is odd considering that the original Note 3 has already been upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat.

When will the Neo come out, where will it come out, and how much will it cost? According to Engadget, you should expect to see a global rollout, save for the US and the UK. Pricing hasn’t been announced, though knowing Samsung, they’re going to want at least 500 Euros for this thing. The Note 3 is already a few months old, and it’s now less 600 Euros in Finland versus the original price tag of 750 Euros, so if I were you, I’d save up that extra bit of money and buy the big daddy.