Despite tough competition, Samsung emerged as a winner in the global smartphone tally with 33 % market share, market research firm IDC said. Last year, global smartphones shipment reached all time high with 1 billion units for the first time. Hence, Samsung met consumer expectations with mix of low-to-mid end Android-based handsets.
The year 2014 is also not looking different from last year, at least, if one asks to peek-a-boo into Samsung's upcoming portfolio. Earlier today, the Galaxy Grand Neo appeared on Samsung Bulgaria, thus making it clear that Samsung do have plans to launch the device at some point. Samsung has yet to make formal accouchement related to Galaxy Grand Neo.
Further, it appears that the said handset is a variant of Galaxy Grand Lite that recently went on sale from Netherland-based retailer for Rs. 22,203. Moreover, the Galaxy Grand Neo is supported by dual-SIM connectivity, while the Galaxy Grand Lite features single SIM feature. Barring dual-SIM support, the Galaxy Grand Neo features more -or-less similar features.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo should be apt for the emerging countries like India and China. The phone stands somewhere between Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and the Galaxy Grand. Talking about its specifications, the phone comes with a 5-inch display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.
On the imaging site, the handset boasts of a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and an LED Flash. There's a VGA-quality front-facing camera given on the front for taking selfies. The makers have added a 2100mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options include: 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS. FM Radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and more features.
As of now, we don't know whether Indian consumers would be able to buy Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo from nearby retail store in the coming days. Stay tuned to GizBot!