By Stephen Schenck | January 30, 2014 8:03 PM
A few hours back, we were talking about Samsung’s new affinity for products bearing the “Neo” name and mentioned the Galaxy Note 3 Neo that we’d been hearing so much about lately. Or at least – we had been, but then about a week ago, the news suddenly dried up. We thought we might be looking at an imminent launch, and then the date January 27 in some press renders sure had us thinking that’s when Samsung might make its announcement, but Monday came and went without a peep. As it turns out, we only had slightly longer to wait, and tonight we see Samsung start going official with the smartphone, with Samsung Poland posting its announcement.
So much about this guy had leaked already that we don’t get too many surprises. The phablet sports a 5.5-inch 720p OLED display, has 2GB of RAM, and offers 16GB storage with microSD expansion. As a Note device, there’s the obvious inclusion of Samsung’s S pen stylus.
Remember that talk about the Note 3 Neo’s odd SoC? How it would supposedly be an unusual six core component? Well, that’s half right. The LTE-supporting Note 3 Neo does indeed get that chip, described as having two 1.7GHz A15 cores and four 1.3GHz A7 cores. But the 3G version of the Note 3 Neo is powered by a quad-core SoC; Samsung doesn’t name it here, but based on the 1.6GHz clock speed, we wonder if it might not be the Note II’s Exynos 4 Quad.
With any luck, we’ll soon get a better picture of just which nations are set to see this pair arrive, but as we’ve already heard, the US and UK are not likely to be among them.