For almost twelve months Samsung has been the leading manufacturer of Android smartphones. The lion’s share of the company’s income is naturally generated by high-end devices, but Samsung’s policy is not only about top shelf handsets. While the manufacturer’s main focus is on flagship phones, Samsung is known to try to satisfy the needs all customers, including those who cannot afford or simply do not need advanced expensive devices. In the spirit of its effort, Samsung unveiled on Wednesday two new entry-level smartphones, the Galaxy Star and the Galaxy Pocket Neo.
Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo
First mentions about these handsets surfaced about two weeks ago at a Samsung forum in South Africa. Now the phones are official and appeared on Samsung’s website together with a handful of details on the specifications and features. Both smartphones are virtually identical in terms of design and specs. The only difference is that the Star is powered by a 1 GHz processor while the Pocket Neo comes with an 850 MHz chip.
Other than that, the devices come with the same hardware and software. Both phones feature a curved compact design and are easy to operate with one hand. They sport a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display, 2 megapixel rear camera and a 1,200 mAh battery. The handsets offer 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB as well as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n and dual SIM support. Both, the Star and the Pocket Neo run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is a really good news since most entry-level phones ship with Android 4.0 or lower version.