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)
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