The Galaxy Active Neo is Samsung's newest tough smartphone

The Galaxy Active Neo is Samsung's newest tough smartphone
Samsung this week unveiled a new rugged smartphone: the Galaxy Active Neo. Officially announced in Japan, the Active Neo can be seen as an upgraded Galaxy Xcover 3, or a seriously downgraded Galaxy S6 Active.

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)



1. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

No. Note 5 Active? Maybe

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would you want a Note Active? The Note needs to be as slender as possible. We dont need an active version. Get an S active and buy a Pen.

12. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Spen works on the Note because of the active digitizer. Also some people prefer an all day battery life instead of gimmicky slim body with stupid glass covering the back.

13. burekbrigada

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Huh? It's impossible due to lack of digitizer. Only "solution" with Active is to use s****y capacitive stylus.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


3. bromanz29 unregistered

lol...say that all the time in animes

7. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015


5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's one ugly phone. Who would buy that?

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I rather like the phone. It would have been better had it come with a 720p screen, but I bet the battery life is pretty good...

6. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

2gb ram? Wish they put it in galaxy j2 and galaxy core prime it could make good low end smartphone.

9. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Good for $168. The only thing that disappoints at its price is the display.

10. Roshendren

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

no not with a snapdragon 410

11. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

A cheaper s6 active yet it claims to be stronger?

14. shinywindow unregistered

IPhone 6s specs with durabilty thrown in for $170? Good value.

15. Roshendren

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

needs a better specs

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