Samsung's Polish website has finally put to rest rumors of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo by officially unveiling the smartphone. Not only does the device come with all the features, not to mention warts, that we expected, it even comes in 3G and LTE models.
Samsung mentioned the Galaxy Note 3 would soon be arriving with Verizon Wireless in a new, and exclusive color. That color was Rose Gold, and well, the handset has recently made an appearance on the Verizon website. Given the Galaxy Note 3 has been available with Big Red for some time now, the pricing and the specs may sound familiar.
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 updated to Android 4.4, reports circulated claiming that the update blocked some third party accessories from working. Though Samsung denied the update blocked any accessories from working at the time, they’ve now done an about-face. While accepting responsibility, they didn’t quite admit they were wrong.
Samsung’s Note 3 recently got the Android 4.4 treatment, and users are starting to report problems. The update on the handset seems to be fine, but some third party cases are now mysteriously not working properly. Samsung says they’re not to blame, but it rings hollow.
Samsung may be notorious for its obsession to plastic, but the Korean manufacturer knows very well how a splash of color can make things seem right. After launching other color options for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in other markets, Samsung is finally bringing Rose Gold to the US, exclusively via Verizon.
While there is still no official announcement for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, what we have here might be the closest thing to a confirmation. A Belgian retailer has reportedly put the hybrid S Pen phablet up for pre-order, though that page is currently unavailable for customers to see.
This isn't the first we have seen on the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, however short of an official nod from Samsung, this is a slightly different mention from the last. This time around we are seeing the handset as it makes an appearance with the FCC. The filing doesn't offer much in the way of specifics, but it does pave the way for a potential US release. Not to mention, we have already seen those specs in earlier leaks.
It appears as if Samsung has begun rolling the Android 4.4.2 update to Galaxy Note 3 users a bit ahead of schedule. Of course, that doesn't mean every Galaxy Note 3 user will be seeing the update notification just yet. To that point, the update has began in Europe, specifically in Poland. And to further detail the availability, for now it seems the update is only available using Kies and for the quad-core Snapdragon variant.
Adding a bit of credence to its existence, photos of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, or Lite, have leaked out. And sitting beside the Galaxy Note 3 shows just how much it is the same as Samsung's current S Pen flagship and yet resembles its predecessors as well.
We're now getting a glimpse of what is called the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, what is probably the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Lite. What is interesting in this most recent leak is that this smartphone actually more closely resembles the older Galaxy Note II.