Within a month of announcing it globally, Samsung is set to launch Galaxy Grand Neo smartphone in the Indian market. The device is likely to be priced at approximately Rs 19,000 in the country and will hit the market next week.
It will compete against the likes of LG Optimus G Pro Lite Dual, Sony Xperia C, Micromax Canvas Turbo and Xolo Q3000 at this price point.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Grand Neo is quite similar to the original Galaxy Grand smartphone. Both handsets offer dual-sim functionality and have 5-inch screens with 800x480p resolution. The two also have 2,100mAh battery, Android 4.2 operating system and 1GB RAM.
The Galaxy Grand Neo comes with 8 and 16GB storage options, while the original Grand only offered 8GB internal storage.
There are two downgrades in the Galaxy Grand Neo – camera and processor. While Samsung has used a quad-core chip in Grand Neo, it has used the A7 CPU architecture. However, the dual-core processor of Galaxy Grand was designed on the more efficient A9 CPU architecture.
The new model has a 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera, compared to the 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera of the original Grand.