Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo to be launched in India soon

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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30 Comments

1. TheGoat

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

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

6. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

7. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 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....,

8. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

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

10. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

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

19. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

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

25. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

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

30. rahulk23

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

also nfc,mirror casting ,android beam,

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.

24. Pinder4u

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 24, 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

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Spamsung!

3. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

16. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

22. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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..

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

"The most premium Dual-sim..." sounds awkward. But yeah, just the usual Samsung market-flooding.

9. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 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

31. rahulk23

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

no ir blaster

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

17. farlaks

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

India and rest of the WORLD ;)

13. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Like apple with iPhone 4 for India. LOL

14. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

26. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

15. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Wow ! What an incredibly fugly phone !

20. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

21. G7Knight

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

another garbage from crapsung

29. SamsungELITE unregistered

Just like you

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Data's brother Lore...

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