Samsung recently unveiled two of its rumored smartphones, dubbed as Galaxy J2 2016 and 7-inch Samsung Galaxy J Max in India to cater to the budget conscious consumers. The company has added another new device to its J series. Samsung South Africa has listed a new device called the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Neo, which is an entry level smartphone with a compact 4.3-inch display.
An entry level compact smartphone:
As mention on the Samsung South Africa website, the Galaxy J1 Ace Neo has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The phone is an entry-level model that brings features and specs suitable to the price segment.
Hardware comprises of quad-core chipset with 1GB of RAM:
Speaking of the hardware specs, the Galaxy J1 Ace Neo is powered by a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, of which 4.4GB is user available. The storage space can be bumped up using a microSD card with capacity going up to 128GB.
It has a 1900mAh battery to power up the device, but the interesting part is that the phone features Ultra Power Saving Mode to run it for longer, in case of low battery.
5MP rear facing snapper handles photography:
The phone adorns a 5MP rear-facing primary snapper and a 2MP front-facing camera to take care of selfies, videos and other things. As far as its availability is concerned, the phone comes in white, black and blue colour variants in South Africa. There is no clue on its launch in India and in other countries.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Neo, the Korean company seems to be expanding its profile of entry level smartphones to give more options to consumers and take on its Chinese rivals. Smartphones companies from China have been working well in developing nations like India, where they have fetched attention of the consumers with their specs heavy budget smartphones. The Chinese players are not only eating away market of native players of countries like India, but are also affecting the business of top tier smartphone players like Samsung.