Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo lands in the UK in mid-May, Galaxy Star won’t follow
Samsung has just made the Galaxy Pocket Neo official for the UK. The low-end handset was first spotted in Africa in March, and then got another unveiling for the global market at the beginning of this month. In both cases, it was found alongside the Galaxy Star, another low-end offering that looks and is very similar.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo was thought to be aimed at emerging markets only, but it will come to the UK in mid-May. Over there it will be targeted at extremely young smartphone users (read: first timers), but also, we assume, at those who are in need of an inexpensive second (or third?) device. That’s because the Galaxy Pocket Neo is anything but high-end.
The Galaxy Star that was unveiled together with the Pocket Neo, however, won’t be making the trip to the UK. This has been confirmed by Samsung for Omio. This is, in fact, the second recently announced Samsung smartphone that won’t (officially) make it to the UK that we found out about today, after the Galaxy Mega 5.8. And while in that case the reasoning for the decision is a bit unclear, the Galaxy Star doesn’t even have 3G, so who would have bought something like it in the UK in 2013 is a good question.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo has a 3-inch 240×320 touchscreen, a 2 MP camera, an 850 MHz single-core processor, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 512 MB of RAM, and a 1,200 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.