The Galaxy Grand Neo has been officially announced by Samsung. A decidedly mid-range offering, the device is already available for order in some markets. Unfortunately, with stiff competition, the price tag may not do the Galaxy Grand Neo justice.

With regard to specs, we find the Grand Neo to be one for those who aren’t looking for anything fancy. The 5-inch screen has an 800 x 480 resolution, which is barely passable considering other devices on offer. The Grand Neo will have a 1.2GHz A7 chipset, and 1GB RAM. There si a 5MP camera on the rear, and a VGA front-facing shooter. The 8GB Memory is expandable via an SD Card slot.

The 2100mAh battery is a bit small, also. Android 4.2 supports Samsung’s TouchWiz skin, and the phone is offered in a 3G variant with no LTE option available. Currently listed in a Dutch online store, the device promises to ship next day, so it can be considered available immediately.

Unfortunately, the $355 price doesn’t warrant attention. For about half the price, you can get a Moto G. Easily the better phone at half the price, Samsung has missed the mark with this mid-range offering. The mid-range device from Motorola is the benchmark for the market at this point, and all others will have to keep pace, or beat it. That won’t be easy, especially if a $350-400 device with these specs is all that someone as large as Samsung can come up with.
VIA: GSM Arena