Samsung Poland confirms Galaxy Note 3 Neo details

Samsung Poland has officially shown off the rumoured Galaxy Note 3 Neo.

According to the company, the Neo will come in two versions – a 3G version and 4G model.

The 3G model will come with a quad-core 1.6GHz processor while the LTE model will come with two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores.

Both models will come with 5.5-inch AMOLED displays, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an eight megapixel rear facing camera and two megapixel front facing camera.

They will also come with MicroSD card support and a 3,100mAh battery.

Compared to the Galaxy Note 3 that shipped, the Neo has specifications that are down a touch. The Neo also has 0.2 of an inch shaved off the screen.

According to Samsung Poland, the handset will begin shopping in February.

The company has not revealed pricing for the handset.

We’ll probably get more details about the handset at Mobile World Congress next month.




Samsung to introduce smartphone-like wristwatch in September

Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The Galaxy Gear will be powered by Google Inc.’s Android operating system and go on sale this year to beat a potentially competing product from Apple Inc., the people said. The device will be unveiled 4 September, two days before the IFA consumer electronics show begins in Berlin, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans are private.
Asia’s biggest technology company is racing other electronics makers, including Sony Corp., to create a new industry of wearable devices as the market for top-end handsets nears saturation. The global watch industry will generate more than $60 billion in sales this year, and the first companies to sell devices that multitask could lock customers into their platform, boosting sales of smartphones, tablets and TVs.
The Galaxy Gear being released next month won’t have a flexible display, though the company is continuing to work on developing a bendable screen, one person said. It will be unveiled the same day as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, a combination smartphone and tablet computer.