Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo are now official

Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo are now official
Without much fanfare, Samsung announced the Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo in Africa. Both of them are dual-SIM, entry-level smartphones running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

As far as specs are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Star can't possibly go any lower. It comes with 512MB of RAM, EDGE connectivity (no 3G), a 3-inch QVGA touchscreen, and a really basic 2-megapixel camera. Nothing is being mentioned about its processor, but we doubt we want to hear about it. There are 4GB of storage on board.

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo is marginally better with its 850MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 3-inch QVGA touchscreen and 4GB of internal storage. Also, there's a modest, 2-megapixel camera on its back.

Nothing is being said about the pricing of these two new smartphones, but we assume they'll come pretty cheap. At this time we have no clue whether the Samsung Galaxy Star or Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo will ever be available outside of Africa.

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Galaxy Pocket Neo
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Broadcom BCM21654/G, Single core, 850 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6h 3G talk time)
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(14h talk time)



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not bad for an entry-level smartphone.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

I would have to disagree. Entry-level withstanding, No 3G on a smartphone in 2013 is just criminal.

14. Rydsmith unregistered


2. mocir

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Don't buy these !! There is always better !!

3. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Name copy 0.0 NEO


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

wow jelly bean on entry-level smartphone.


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

but no JB for my arc s :|

10. Caunsidh

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

You can always install custom ROM, and once you set it all up, you won't regret it. :)

6. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

lumia 520 is wayyyyyyyyyyy better oh wait a sec lumia 520 is not from this level the asha phone are way better !!

7. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

android jelly beam??? haha new android i think!! (take a look at galaxy star spec picture)

8. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

This is,well,another gimmick from samsung....i mean why jelly bean on such devices??

9. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

f**k the QVGA. you can buy better phones for the same price

11. ilia1986 unregistered

Remember when 512MB of Ram was considered high end? Pepperidge farm remembers

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Looks more like an old school feature phone when touchscreens where just becoming all the rage.

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