The Galaxy Pocket was a massive success last year, it was simply the perfect handset for people with a tight budget. Running a decent version of Android (at that time) while providing an acceptable level of performance, the only compromise was the low end specifications especially the ARMv6 processor which somewhat restricted the smartphone’s capabilities.
Rest assured, things are definitely going to change this year; Samsung has been attentively listening to users and came up with a whole bing of new Galaxy devices, the latest two being the Galaxy Pocket Neo & Galaxy Star which are the absolute bang-for-buck devices, being relatively powerful while conserving a low price tag of €150 (aprox $190)
Both are dual-sim handsets sporting a a 3 inch QVGA TFT LCD display, a 2MP camera and Android 4.1.2 right out of the box (with a trimmed down version of TouchWiz UX), the SoC is unknown to date but they both have 512MB of RAM & 4GB of storage while having a single core processor but the Galaxy Star will embrace a slightly faster-clocked processor running at 1GHz while its little brother shall contend itself with a 850MHz chip.
There’s no word on availability for either device just yet, but we imagine these will both be targeted at parts of Europe and emerging markets.
The specification sheets are attached below.