Samsung has been expanding its already extensive range of big screen smartphones again, this time with the announcement of the Galaxy Grand Neo. You may remember the Galaxy Grand 2, which Samsung launched at the end of November last year. The Grand Neo isn’t quite as high-spec as that device, fitting in slightly below it in the range, and was leaked as the Grand Lite in December.
The screen measures 5.01-inches, and has a relatively ordinary 800×480 pixel resolution. This drops below the Grand 2′s 5.25-inch, 720p display, and is closer to that of the original 2012 Galaxy Grand. Powering the phone is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, although Samsung doesn’t state which firm has produced the chip.
A 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash is fitted to the back of the Grand Neo, while a simple VGA camera is above the screen. There’s a generous 16GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot to add another 64GB, so Grand Neo owners shouldn’t be short on storage space.
The feature list continues with 3G connectivity, DLNA, GPS and a 2100mAh battery. Samsung says the Grand Neo runs Android, which we had already guessed, but refuses to provide the version number on its official website. Our guess? It’s Android 4.2 or perhaps 4.3, along with TouchWiz and a few extra features such as Pop Up Play and Multi Window viewing.
Samsung hasn’t discussed price or where the Grand Neo will be put on sale either, although the device has appeared on several European retailer sites, so a UK launch is possible. We may find out more during Mobile World Congress at the end of this month.