After first appearing on a leaked spec list and then in some "in the wild" photos, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo continues to follow the typical path of an unannounced smartphone today by showing up in a handful of leaked product renders.
The folks over at SamMobile have gotten hold of several images of what's said to be the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and its S Pen stylus. The shots come from a Belgian retail employee who claims that the unannounced phablet will soon be made available for pre-order in that country. Just as with the aforementioned "in the wild" photos that showed up earlier this month, the Note 3 Neo shown in these leaked product renders looks fairly similar to the regular Note 3, complete with rounded corners and a backside covered in faux leather.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is rumored to be a bit of a mashup of the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Note 3. According to a recently-leaked spec list, the device will sport a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter and 3100mAh battery, all of which are features found on last year's Note. We've also been told to expect a hexa-core processor with 1.7GHz dual-core and 1.3GHz quad-core chips, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Note 3 software features like Air Command and Advanced Multi-Window.
Overall it looks like the Note 3 Neo is shaping up to be an interesting mashup that will offer an experience similar to the regular Note 3 but in a slightly smaller package. With a launch expected to go down by the end of March, it seems likely that we'll see the Note 3 Neo make its official debut at MWC at the end of February. As far as pricing goes, the source of today's leak claims that the Note 3 Neo is available for preorder at a price of €599 ($812 USD).