Samsung is expected to announce a cheaper Galaxy Note III “Lite” alongside the high-end flagship at next week’s Unpacked event in Berlin. The South Korean company reportedly wants to make the Note series more accessible, so it has developed a second model with lesser specifications.
Korean news network ETNews reports that the Galaxy Note III Lite will have a cheaper AMOLED display with a lower resolution rather than a 1080p LCD one, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera as opposed to a 13-megapixel one. The Lite model could be the same size as the flagship variant, however.
This isn’t the first time that multiple Galaxy Note variants have been rumored; back in July, ETNews reported that there could be up to four devices made from different materials with different specifications, including a “limited edition” device with an unbreakable display.
Having said that, we’d still suggest you approach this rumor with caution. Samsung already offers the Galaxy Mega as a cheaper alternative to the Note series of smartphones, and so a cheaper Note III Lite could have a detrimental impact on the sales of those devices.
Samsung doesn’t usually worry about things like that, of course — it likes to rollout as many smartphones as it can. But even so, a Galaxy Note III Lite seems a little unlikely.