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Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo to be launched in India soon

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo to be launched in India soon
Yes, you read that title right: there’s a Galaxy S3 Neo out there. In fact, we first spotted it a few months ago, but didn’t report about it because we thought it was a China-only device. However, it isn’t. 

Samsung is now listing the Galaxy S3 Neo on its official Indian website, which means that the handset should be released there in the near future (and it might also be introduced in other markets).

As you’ve probably guessed, the S3 Neo (model number I9300i) is a refreshed Galaxy S III. It doesn’t look different from the 2012 model, though, and most of its features have remained unchanged. What seems to be different is the processor: the S3 Neo has a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU of unknown provenience, while the original S III uses a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 4412, or a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus. The S3 Neo also offers 1.5GB of RAM - not 1GB, like the international S III from 2012, and neither 2GB, like the US variant of the older handset.

The Galaxy S3 Neo is presented by Samsung India as “the most premium dual SIM smartphone” - thus, it supports two SIM cards. Samsung doesn’t mention what version of Android the S3 Neo is running, but it’s probably Jelly Bean, not KitKat.

Samsung suggests that the Galaxy S3 Neo will be available in India in seven color versions: black, white, blue, red, brown, pink, and silver. The handset’s price is not known at the moment.

All in all, it’s clear that Samsung just loves the Neo name, as it introduced quite a few devices that are using it this year, including the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, and the Gear 2 Neo smartwatch.

source: Samsung India via FoneArena

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posted on 03 Apr 2014, 21:09 9

1. TheGoat (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


Samsung flooding more pointless handsets in the market.. Nothing to see here.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:03 2

6. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Lol! My international S3 powered by CM11 is laughing its ass off at this knock off phone from samsung.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:13 2

7. jeeta444 (Posts: 133; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


i am sure S3 neo will be powered by a 1.2ghz quadcore cortex a7 with 1.5gb ram , same as grand 2... and samsung marketing it as most "premium" dual sim..phone.. lollll....,

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:33

8. RohanM (Posts: 132; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Well it is a primium dual sim... after HTC one dual sim I think this is the good option...

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 23:14 1

10. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 396; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Absolutely pointless, considering Galaxy grand 2 is almost exactly the same.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 02:14 1

19. RohanM (Posts: 132; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Grand 2 don't have Amoled & also don't have notification LED...

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 10:25 1

25. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 396; Member since: 24 May 2011)


That's why I said almost, didn't i?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 01:17

30. rahulk23 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


also nfc,mirror casting ,android beam,

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:27

23. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


In reply to the article:

Most premium dual SIM my a$$. S801 supports DSDA so dual SIM Galaxy S5 should be no problem this time.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:11

24. Pinder4u (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


i think they will stop manufacturing galaxy s3 after this... just like they did with galaxy s2 after releasing s2 plus with some useless processor

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 21:14 12

2. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Spamsung!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 21:18 7

3. iushnt (Posts: 666; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


There is nothing wrong to give consumers as much options as they can

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 21:47 4

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


There's something wrong when people start getting confused because of how many variants there are. When the majority of consumers call Samsung's new phones by "the new Galaxy", a lot of confusion takes place and explanation is needed because there are just so many Galaxy devices.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 01:06 5

16. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


It's better than One(2014), One(2013), One mini, One max, One X, One X+, One S,

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 01:31

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not really.

Galaxy S4 Snapdragon
Galaxy S4 Exynos
Galaxy S4 mini
Galaxy S4 Zoom
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy S4 LTE-A
Galaxy S3 Snapdragon
Galaxy S3 Exynos
Galaxy S3 mini
Galaxy S3 Neo

The only confusion that might happen with the One series is with the One and One M8 or the One X and One X+. I doubt many people confuse the One X for the One S or the One mini for the One Max.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:21 1

22. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


"I doubt many people confuse the One X(Galaxy S4 mini) for the One S(Galaxy S4 Zoom) or the One mini(Galaxy S3 mini) for the One Max(Galaxy S3 Neo)."

On the other hand....
What's your smartphone?
I have the One.
Which One?
You know, the One.
Huh? Is it last year's or this year??
What?! Are you deaf, it's the One!! And storms off..

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:18 3

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


What smartphone do you have?
The Galaxy S4
Which one?
What?
Do you have the mini, the Active, the Zoom, or the regular one?
The regular on, I guess.
Is it the one with the quad core, octa core, or the other quad core?
I don't know. Quad core, I think.
Does it have LTE Advanced?
I don't even know what that is!

Too many variables.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 21:33 3

4. ThePython (Posts: 296; Member since: 08 May 2013)


"The most premium Dual-sim..." sounds awkward.

But yeah, just the usual Samsung market-flooding.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:41 1

9. RohanM (Posts: 132; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


WOW it has IR blater too...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo specifications

4.8-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display
1.2 GHz quad-core processor
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS
Dual SIM
Dimensions: 70.75 x 136.6 x 8.6mm; Weight: 132 g
8MP Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
1.9MP front-facing camera
IR LED (Remote Control)
1.5GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS
2100 mAh battery

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 01:21

31. rahulk23 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


no ir blaster

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 23:47 1

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Samsung knows India is head over heals for them.
They know people from India will probably spend their money on it...
What's worse is that they use the name that was a flagship years back to pump it up! That's a cheap jab as a boxer would put it.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 01:12

17. farlaks (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


India and rest of the WORLD ;)

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 00:34

13. Cicero (Posts: 398; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Like apple with iPhone 4 for India. LOL

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 00:44 1

14. Lt.Green (Posts: 385; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


...and the spirit of the S3 lives on.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:04

26. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2042; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The S3 will probably be Sammy's best selling smartphone. I don't any S4, S5 or Note phablet beating it in terms of sales. This is a good mid range offering from them.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 00:45

15. mmmanuuu (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Wow ! What an incredibly fugly phone !

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 02:29 1

20. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 652; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


All ppl commenting here, plz note that this phone is not for them to buy.
They can buy expensive stuff as they wish.
This is a mid range offering for people who dont wanna spend much and considering their needs this is an AWESOME offering from Samsung.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:13 1

21. G7Knight (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


another garbage
from crapsung

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:32

29. SamsungELITE (unregistered)


Just like you

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:35

28. corporateJP (Posts: 1557; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Data's brother Lore...

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