Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo: Too Many Low-end Models?

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo is expected to sport a 3-inch display and a 2MP camera.


Samsung gained popularity and added market-share with its Galaxy series of smartphones. They targeted varying price points, all the way from the top to the low-end, compared to Apple's single-product iPhone strategy. However, Samsung may be going the Nokia-way (except for the cute names in place of unfriendly model numbers alone) and confusing customers with too many options at every price segment. Lesser-known mobile brands who release a new phone model for every Android OS version and price them just a few hundred Rupees apart, had better watch out!

For the "ultra-budget conscious", Samsung is said to be readying the Galaxy Pocket Neo - to add to their current portfolio of Galaxy Young, Galaxy Fame and the yet to be launched Galaxy Star. Going by the tech specs SamMobile lists (similar to the Android-based Galaxy Pocket of last year), the Galaxy Pocket Neo would be an unimpressive low-end phone but with 3G support. It is expected to feature a 3-inch QVGA screen, 2 MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi support and a dual-SIM variant.

Samsung Galaxy Young runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). If the same OS version drives the Galaxy Pocket Now, there could be something to cheer about. Rumours state that another low-end star may be deployed to twinkle in this galaxy, the Galaxy Pocket Plus.

TAGS: Samsung, GALAXY, smartphones, Android