Galaxy Note 3 Neo packs 6 cores

The spinoff of the Note 3 phablet boasts a hexa-core processor. That's two 1.7GHz cores for hard work like graphically intensive gaming and four 1.3GHz cores for more menial tasks.

Galaxy Note Neo 3. Samsung

We need cores -- lots of cores. Luckily, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has six of 'em.

The spin-off of the Note 3 phablet boasts a hexa-core processor. That's two 1.7GHz cores for hard work like graphically intensive gaming and four 1.3GHz cores for more menial everyday tasks. The six cores are backed up by 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Note 3 Neo boasts a 5.55-inch screen with a 1,280x720-pixel resolution. It's high definition, so movies will look crisp. But the 265 dot-per-inch pixel density is much lower than the iPhone's Retina display and the Note 3's 386dpi. Size-wise it's a centimeter or two smaller each way than the Note 3.

The new phablet was announced by Samsung in Poland, but sans details such as price or release date. We expect to clap eyes on the Note 3 Neo at next month's Mobile World Congress.

Read moreof "Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo packs six cores and 720p screen" at CNET UK.

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