The new handset sports a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, so it's definitely not targeted at users in need of large, high-res screens. On the plus side, the Galaxy Active Neo runs Android Lollipop, it's dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified), and can be dropped onto concrete from 1.5 meters without being damaged.
Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Active Neo further features LTE connectivity, an 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2200 mAh battery. Customers buying the Active Neo will also get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage space for 2 years.
The new Samsung Galaxy will be available in Japan starting early November, via NTT DoCoMo, for around $168 (off contract). Samsung didn't say if it's planning to release the Active Neo in other markets. Would you consider buying one?
source: Samsung Japan via Engadget Japan (translated)