No Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo for the UK

Samsung today confirmed that there will be a budget version of the Galaxy Note 3 (pictured below) called the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look phablet fans in the United Kingdom will be able to get one very easily.


Pocket-Lint reports that while Samsung was able to confirm that the Note 3 Neo exists, it also said that it won’t be coming to UK stores.

"Samsung UK can confirm that the Note 3 Neo will not be coming to the UK market," the South Korean company is quoted as saying.

Rumors of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo cropped up earlier this month when alleged photos of the phone found their way to Twitter via Sammobile. On Thursday, word got out that the phone might soon go up for pre-order in Belgium. Then Samsung confirmed that yes, the phone is real, but apparently it's only going to be released in select markets.

Rumored specs for the phone include a 5.55-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, LTE, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage powered by a 3100 mAh battery. No word on processor just yet but it will apparently run on Android 4.3. The Galaxy Note 3, in comparison, has a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, either a Snapdragon 800 or an Exynos 5 chipset, Adreno 330 graphics, 3 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, up to 64 GB of storage, and a 3200 mAh battery.

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is likely not that far away from an official release. Stay tuned!

Follow Jane McEntegart @JaneMcEntegart. Follow us @tomshardware, on Facebook and on Google+.