Have you already missed Samsung’s new devices with the same design and specs, but with different name? Well, Samsung has a new product for you, called Galaxy Grand Neo (I9060), which is supposed to be either the refreshed version of original Galaxy Grand or the lite version of recently announced Galaxy Grand 2. In our opinion Grand Neo is neither of these as we believe it is exactly the same as the first version of Galaxy Grand with not enough improvements to call it a refreshed version.
Anyway…Let’s see what’s under the hood of Galaxy Grand Neo:
- 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6mm, 163g
- 5.01'' TFT Display, 480 x 800 pixels
- 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor
- 1GB of RAM, 8 GB* of internal memory, microSD card support
- VGA/5MP Front and Rear cameras, 720p HD video recording
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- USB v2.0, BT 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi b/g/n (No NFC support, No LTE 4G support)
- 2100mAh Battery
On the Samsung's website, 16GB has been mentioned for the internal memory amount, but it seems the 8GB version is correct, or we can assume Samsung is planning to release the 16GB version later.
So, what’s new in Galaxy Grand Neo? Almost nothing! And what’s old in it? Almost everything!
The Korean didn’t even bother to get the back cover a leather-like material with those stiches around the edges, just like what we saw on Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Note 3 and recently announced Galaxy Tab series.
In the following table, we compare the general specifications of Galaxy Grand, Galaxy Grand 2, and Galaxy Grand Neo:
|Galaxy Grand 2||Galaxy Grand||Galaxy Grand Neo|
|Dimension||46.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
|143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm
|143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6mm
|Display||5.2", 720x1280, 280ppi||5.0", 480x800, 187ppi||5.0", 480x800, 187ppi|
|Memory||8GB, 1.5 GB RAM, SD Card||8GB, 1 GB RAM, SD Card||8GB, 1 GB RAM, SD Card|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||Dual-core 1.2 GHz||Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|OS||Android Jelly Bean 4.3||Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2||Android Jelly Bean 4.2|
|Camera||8MP / 2MP||8MP / 2MP||5MP / VGA|
|Battery||2600 mAh||2100 mAh||2100 mAh|
If you are wondering about the Price and Availability, we have already found a Dutch online retail store which ships the white color at 260 Euros ($355) and other markets, including India, should expect the device in the next days.