Announced earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo is slated to arrive in the UK next month. While pricing is still unknown, you can expect it to be a lot more affordable than Samsung’s high-end devices.

The smartphone will ship with running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and feature a 850 MHz processor. It will also offer a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB, 2MP rear camera, and 1,200 mAh battery.

It’s clear that with the new Galaxy Pocket Neo Samsung is specifically going after consumers who want smartphones but don’t need the fancy specifications that drive the high-end market. With Samsung’s other major releases, the company is trying to offer devices to nearly every corner of the market.

While the Galaxy Pocket Neo has been announced at the same time with the Samsung Galaxy Star, which offers a slightly better processor, the latter has not received an official UK release date yet.



Samsung targets the youth market with smart features and a variety of apps and multimedia content

11 April 2013, London, UK: Samsung Mobile UK today announced the introduction of the Galaxy Pocket Neo. Packed with powerful performance and intelligent features, the new device is perfect for the younger generation of mobile users.

Features include:

  • Stylish and Compact Form Factor: The device features a compact, curved form factor so it easily fits in your pocket or small bag and feels natural to operate using one hand
  • Superior Performance: The Galaxy Pocket Neo is powered by a 850 MHz processor, for powerful performance, smooth UI transitions and fast internet, which makes watching videos, navigating apps, playing games, surfing the web and multitasking quick and easy. It also features 4GB of internal storage with up to 32GB of expandable memory to store all your favourite apps, music, videos, photos and more
  • Rich, Interactive User Experience: Combining the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) experience with the user-friendly Touchwiz interface, makes it easy to navigate the Galaxy Pocket Neo, switch between apps, take and share photos and customise the home screen with just a few taps. The advanced software also facilitates more efficient CPU use for improved battery life, meaning you can enjoy longer talk time and multimedia use. Built-in widgets offer one-click shortcuts to weather and other recently-used applications for quick and easy access to real-time notifications. Enhanced with intuitive motion UI, means the Galaxy Pocket Neo can detect simple movements to intelligently complete common tasks. When unavailable to accept a call, you can simply flip over the device to mute the ringer. Plus you can also scan the Bluetooth connected devices or wireless access points by simply shaking them.


The Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo will be available from mid May in the UK from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City and all other major operators.


Brendan Lynch
Brendan has been a technology writer for several publications and has published articles on several platforms. His true love is Android however. When he's not writing, he's busy working towards his Music Performance degree and using Android every step of the way!