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Samsung’s 3 New Galaxy Devices: Win, Star and Pocket Neo

I often insist that one of the main reasons why Samsung has grown to become the most dominant phone manufacturer in the world is because it knows what its people want and comes up with devices that are designed for everyone.  Unlike Apple which comes up with a one-fit-all iPhone, Samsung releases devices that meet the needs of people of different demographics, skills, budgets, interests and even ages.  This time, Samsung has come up with three new devices, all targeted at different kinds of users.  As the company prepares to introduce two high end devices in the market – the Samsung Galaxy S4 high end smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy Note III, if ever – these three devices come but are not expected to turn heads, at least not for those who have their eyes on the bigger prize.  If you want a new budget device on the market, be on the lookout for these three devices.


a) Samsung Galaxy Win

For a supposedly mid-budget phone, the Samsung Galaxy Win whose information just leaked out is quite an impressive device.  The phone boasts of a 4.7 inch super AMOLED display with a lowly display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (I am disappointed Samsung didn’t even make it a 960 x 540 qHD) and a surprisingly powerful 1.2 GHz quad core QUALCOMM Snapdragon 200 processor.  According to Phone Arena, the dual-SIM phone will come in Ceramic White and may be available at the end of this month.  From the look of things, this is the phone is made for the East Asian market and may not be coming to the US, or Europe.

 Samsung Galaxy Win

Core Specs

Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 chip with Adreno 203 graphics

Display: 4.7-inch 480 x 800 pixels Super AMOLED

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Nature UX

Memory: Unknown (Most likely 1 GB RAM, 8 or 16 GB ROM)

Cameras: 5 Megapixels rear and VGA front camera

Battery: 2000mAh


b) Samsung Galaxy Star

This is a budget entry-level smartphone is small and targets those that want to spend as little as they can on a phone without missing out on all the benefits of an Android smartphone.  Despite the size, the phone packs a 1 GHz processor, though single core, and 512 MB of RAM and support dual SIM cards.  This phone will not make it to the US, unfortunately, because like the Galaxy Win, targets the East Asian Market.

Samsung Galaxy Star

Core Specs

Processor: 1 GHz single-core processor

Display: 3 inch QVGA TFT screen

Operating System: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Memory: 512 MB RAM, 4 GB onboard storage with MicroSD card slot

Cameras: 2 megapixels rear camera; no front camera.

Battery: 1,200 mAh


c) Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

If you thought a 3.5 inch screen is small, you should see the Galaxy Pocket Neo with a 3 incher screen.  This is another entry-level under-powered handset that takes after Samsung Galaxy Star but with an even worse 850 MHz processor.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

Core specs

Processor: 850 MHz Single-core processor

Display: 3 inch QVGA TFT Display

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Nature UX

Memory: 512 MB RAM and 4 GB onboard memory with microSD card slot

Cameras: 2 Megapixels rear camera with no front camera

Battery: 1,200mAh

These three new smartphones are targeted at the East Asian market, but if you really want the cheapest Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you could still get these online when they hit the market later this month or next month.

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