Samsung 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 from Tuesday.
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.
Other 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.
The 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 Indian languages
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be launched in Black, White, and Mint Green colour variants.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, which is now officially launched by Samsung at Rs. 18,450, was already available via various online retailers.
The 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.
The Samsung 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 grams.Disclosure: Samsung made the announcements at Samsung Forum in Bali. Samsung sponsored our flights and hotel.