has announced two new smartphones in India - the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and
Galaxy Grand Neo at Rs. 40,990 and Rs. 18,450 respectively. The Galaxy
Note 3 Neo will be made available in the last week of February, or early
March, while the Galaxy Grand Neo is available in the Indian market
Much like Samsung's Galaxy Note phablet series, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo
also comes with a S Pen stylus. The Galalxy Note 3 Neo, first unveiled in January, is powered by a
hexa-core processor (dual-core 1.7GHz Cortex A15 + quad-core 1.3GHz
Cortex A7). It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.
specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo include a 5.5-inch HD
(720x1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display; 2GB of RAM; 16GB inbuilt
storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, and a
3100mAh battery. The new phablet from Samsung sports an 8-megapixel rear
camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, while there is a 2-megapixel
front-facing camera also featuring BSI sensor. Connectivity options on
the device include Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth, Infrared and 3G.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo comes with preloaded app galore that include
Samsung Apps, Samsung ChatON, Samsung WatchON, Samsung Link, Screen
Mirroring, S Voice, S Health, Group Play, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air
View, Story Album and S Translator among others. The S Pen comes with
Air Command and Easy Clip feature, and also supports Multi Window and S
Note. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo also features access to Club Samsung content
store, where users can enjoy music, movies, mobile TV, concerts in nine
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be launched in Black, White, and Mint Green colour variants.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, which is now officially launched by Samsung
at Rs. 18,450, was already available via various online retailers.
Galaxy Grand Neo is a dual-SIM dual standby device which features a
5.1-inch TFT display with WVGA (480x800 pixel) resolutions. The Android
4.2 Jelly Bean-based smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex
A7 processor, alongside 1GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Grand Neo details a
5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA (0.3-megapixel) front-facing camera.
It also features LED-flash support and auto-focus feature for the rear
camera, along with 720p video recording capability.
Galaxy Grand Neo comes with 16GB in-built storage, which can be expanded
up to 64GB via microSD card. The handset also has a support for 3G
network, along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth
4.0 LE, GPS/AGPS connectivity option.
Galaxy Grand Neo is powered
by a 2100mAh battery, which can run up to 8 hours on 3G Internet usage,
and up to 10 hours with Wi-Fi Internet usage, according to the retail
listing. The smartphone measures 143.7x77.1x9.6mm and weighs in at 163
Disclosure: Samsung made the announcements at Samsung Forum in Bali. Samsung sponsored our flights and hotel.