Samsung announces two low end smartphones, just before the Galaxy S IV unveiling

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 14 Mar 2013

The Galaxy S IV unveiling is now less than 10 hours away, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from announcing two budget phones in South Africa today called the Galaxy Pocket Neo and the Galaxy Star. They’re both pretty much the same phone, except that the Pocket Neo has 3G support, whereas the Star does not.

Make no mistake, these phones are not meant for you, unless you can stand a 3 inch QVGA screen. When was the last time you heard about a QVGA smartphone? Because I can’t remember. On the processor side, there’s an 850 MHz single core ARM Cortex A9 under the hood. While I can’t be 100% certain that it’s a Broadcom chip, judging by Samsung’s history with low end devices, I’m going to be that that’s what’s inside.

Why do these two phones look like a shrunken down Galaxy S III? Because that’s how Samsung rolls. They take their premier device and blow it up (Galaxy Note) as well as shrink it down in order to give people who can’t afford a flagship phone a chance at owning a Samsung.

As usual, Samsung has failed to provide any prices or dates of availability, but it’s not like it matters anyway. Like I said earlier, these phones are not for you. They’re important though, because they’re going to be the first smartphones that many people will actually own.

[Via: Sammy Hub]