The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo that was first unveiled earlier this year did come with hardware specifications that point towards it as a more affordable alternative compared to the more serious sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which was introduced last year. Still, it is interesting to note that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo would cost more in certain regions compared to the beefier Galaxy Note 3, which does not make much sense at all. We do know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, when announced, arrived with a hexa-core 1.7 GHz hexa-core processor for the 4G LTE version, while those who prefer the 3G only model would end up with a quad-core 1.6GHz chipset. The former has since been known formally as the Exynos 5260 Hexa, while the latter, in all probability, is a similar Exynos variant which keeps the venerable Galaxy Note II chugging along. In South Korea, however, things are slightly different, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo arriving with an unnamed quad-core 2.3GHz processor that ought to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
This would make it the very same chipset underneath the 4G LTE Galaxy Note 3’s hood. It is getting too confusing to differentiate between the many processors, and does this mean that Samsung’s production line for the hexa-core Exynos processors have been affected negatively?