In March, Samsung announced two budget friendly smartphones for the African continent at the Samsung Forum event. Though the smartphones - Galaxy Pocket Neo and Galaxy Star were unveiled, the company did not reveal much details including spec sheet, availability and their price as well.
Well, now, the South Korean tech giant seems to have made the two smartphones official in selected countries. Both Galaxy Pocket Neo and Galaxy Star might be released in the intended markets in a few weeks.
Firstly, let us take a look at the specifications of the smartphone duo.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo
Galaxy Pocket Neo boasts a 3 inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a single core 850MHz processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 2MP rear camera, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS with GLONASS and a 1,200 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Star
Similar to Galaxy Pocket Neo, Star also runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and houses a 3 inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 2MP rear camera, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS with GLONASS and a 1,200 mAh battery. The only difference is that Galaxy Star will have a slightly faster 1GHz processor under its hood.
Both Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo come with dual SIM support, but it depends on the market. Also, both the budget smartphones come with Always On feature, which will let the users to call forward the calls from one SIM to another. Moreover, Galaxy Star and Pocket Neo will come with features including Quick Panel and Widget, using which users can switch between SIMs from the home screen.
Price & Availability
As of now, there is no word on the pricing of the Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo, but the handsets might hit the retail shelves in mid-May.