Galaxy Star, Pocket Neo

Tiny new entry-level handsets with dual-SIM functionality

As Samsung prepares to launch the all-singing, all-dancing Galaxy S4, it's worth remembering that entry level smartphones are also an important part of the company's game plan. So today we see the announcement of two such devices -- the Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo.

Both handsets are almost identical in specs and appearance. Both pack dual-SIM capabilities, a 3-inch QVGA screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 512MB of RAM and a 2-megapixel rear camera, along with 4GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD slot. But the Galaxy Star clocks its CPU all the way up to the dizzy heights of 1GHz, while the Pocket Neo is content at just 850MHz. The Pocket Neo also includes a digtal compass, whereas the Star does not.

There's no word on availability for either device just yet, but we imagine these will both be targeted at parts of Europe and emerging markets.

Source: Samsung

 

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Samsung announces Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo

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Lucky for you they are not targeted at you even even the tiniest bit. Samsung makes so much money because they have the big gun phones like the S and Note, and loads of middle and low end phones.

Minimini. That's exactly what I thought. Cute phones. I need something like this so I can pop the sim card into it before going to the beach/boat and leave the expensive phone at home.

Maybe this will shut up all those 'the phones are too big' people.

Nah your right it is a crappy, tiny little thing that will never see us shores unless someone brings it with them from overseas

Is it wrong that I instantly saw the picture and thought, now I know where Samsung will get its smart watch parts from.

I think they are sharp looking phones. They are more powerful than last years iphone. I would really like to see Samsung put out a real powerful specked phone in a 4.3 inch screen much like the international version of the SGS2 (with home button). To me that phone size is very comfortable. I have the SGS3 and the Note 2, love them both but I also have the AT&T version of the SGS2, unlocked and over clocked. I use it on wifi only and to just screw around with. I would buy one right away and I know plenty others would as well. I see every day people hoping the smaller phone with big time specs would make a come back.

Not very attractive to look at, IMO, but I bet they are really, really nice to hold onto. Not everyone wants or needs a high end monster sized phone and these should do nicely for their intended markets.